The fleets of sailing trawlers which worked out of Hull, Grimsby, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Barking, Ramsgate, Brixham and Plymouth have all gone. Their history and the facts of life aboard, of seamanship and methods of working, are presented here in full. The rise and decline of different types of boat, of the various ports and of the fishing trade itself, are described; hull construction, sailmaking and rigs are described and illustrated with a wealth of scale plans. The author’s complete sets of drawings of every detail of the big Lowestoft smack Master Hand form a feature invaluable to model-makers. The 181 photographs, some taken a century ago, complete a book which has immense appeal for everyone intrigued by sea, ships or seamen.
Some discolouration and staining on some pages.
Little wear around dust jacket edges.