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The Nitrate Clippers by Basil Lubbock

£12.99 Out Of Stock

Product description

1966 reprint. Jacket is grubby with marks. Pages are slightly tanned but generally in good condition.

The feats of the great German "P" boats of F. Laeisz and their French rivals, the checker-sided nitrate barques of Ant. Dom Bordes, are well worthy of preservation in the archives of the sea. The contents may come as a surprise to the patriotic Briton who is under the comfortable delusion that his own countrymen are alone able to build ships and run them as they ought to be run. The illustrations have been collected with some difficulty: especially is this the case with those showing the West Coast ports in the day of the windjammer. In the appendix will be found the abstract logs of two of the best passages, one out and one home, made by the five-masters, Potosi and Preussen, worthily named "The Pride of Prussia".

Item details

Author(s):
Lubbock, Basil
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd.

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1966 reprint. Jacket is grubby with marks. Pages are slightly tanned but generally in good condition.

The feats of the great German "P" boats of F. Laeisz and their French rivals, the checker-sided nitrate barques of Ant. Dom Bordes, are well worthy of preservation in the archives of the sea. The contents may come as a surprise to the patriotic Briton who is under the comfortable delusion that his own countrymen are alone able to build ships and run them as they ought to be run. The illustrations have been collected with some difficulty: especially is this the case with those showing the West Coast ports in the day of the windjammer. In the appendix will be found the abstract logs of two of the best passages, one out and one home, made by the five-masters, Potosi and Preussen, worthily named "The Pride of Prussia".

Author(s):
Lubbock, Basil
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd.

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