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PUBLICATIONS - Member Publications - titles I-N only

In this section we list some of the wonderful books authored or published independently by various World Ship Society members.  A listing here does not constitute an endorsement of the item.  Books are listed in alphabetical order by title, (ignore the word "The" at the beginning of a title), along with important technical information gleaned from the book itself, or from the author and/or publisher.  Books listed in this section are not published by the World Ship Society, and therefore are not available through the Society (unless specifically noted).  We suggest you contact a good maritime-oriented book-seller for details on price and availability.

If you are a World Ship Society member and have ever published a book, please send the details to the webmaster@worldshipsociety.org (include "New Member Publication" [plus title] in the subject line), and add a description, and a colour scan of the cover, stating if the book is still available for purchase — if so, where.  The decision to list a particular book is solely up to the discretion of the webmaster. If you are a publisher or an interested reader with details of a book you feel should be listed here, please forward as much detail as possible.

The intent of this section is to showcase some of the excellent books published independently by some of our members.  UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED, NONE OF THE ITEMS ARE PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY, AND THEREFORE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY.

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ILLUSTRIOUS & IMPLACABLE Classes of Aircraft Carrier, The

Author: Neil McCart,     ISBN: 1 901 2250 4 6,     Ref: 8358,     Publisher: Fan Publications,

For the first time in one volume, here are the comprehensive histories of the six fleet aircraft carriers which dominated the Royal Navy's aviation between 1940 and the early 1950s: ILLUSTRIOUS, FORMIDABLE, VICTORIOUS, INDOMITABLE, IDEFATIGABLE and IMPLACABLE.  191 pages.  Hardcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Fan Publications.

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Imperial Oil Tankers of the Great Lakes


Author: 'Skip' Gillham                                                                            ISBN: 0 9684341 2 6,   Ref: 8011,                                                    Publisher: Glenaden Press, Box 443, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0, Canada, 2000

The publication of this booklet in the year 2000 is intended to commemorate the one hundreth anniversay of the beginning of the Imperial Oil fleet of Great Lakes tankers.  Company ships no longer sail the Great Lakes although their carriers remain active at the ports of Halifax and Montréal. Ships selected for this book were powered tankers in the Great Lakes fleet of Imperial Oil.  It does not include tugs, barges, chartered or operted tonnage or members of its deep-sea fleet. 44 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches. Numerous black & white photographs, plus colour photographs on cover.  THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. For prices and availability contact the publishers, Glenaden Press, Box 443, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0, Canada',

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Inbound to Vancouver: British Columbia's Offshore Trade and Ocean Shipping Industries 1850-1945


Author: S.C. Heal,     ISBN: 1 895590 32 6,     Ref: 8546,     Publisher: Cordillera Books, 2006

In this first volume, Book #5 in the West Coast Maritime Series, a start is made by describing the early export economy, including overviews of the salmon, lumber, coal and metal mining industries.  It moves on to early shipping agencies, the Welsford family, an attempt by them to open a trans-Mexican rail and shipping rout ahead of the Panama Canal.  It deals with John Coughlan the shipowner, the Robert Dollar Company with its mill at Dollarton, and the great depression of the 30s.  The collapse of the Melville DOllar shipping empire, enterprises like the Fruit Express Line in the 1930s and the revived economy with the coming of WWII.  A main stem throughout the book deals with the "Vancouver Shipping Market" with its original shipping agencies, the big steamship agencies and the connections to world markets such as London and New York.  The volume concludes with anecdotal recollections of serving at sea in Canada's deep sea merchant navy.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Available from most maritime-oriented booksellers, or direct from the author, Cordillera Books, 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC  V6P 4W7, Canada.  E-mail richbook@shaw.ca

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Isle of Man Shipping - The Twilight Years


Author: Ian Collard                                                                                ISBN: 0 7524 2131 X,     Ref: 8142,    Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited, 2001

WSS member Ian Collard has documented the changing history of the vessels on the Isle of Man routes using his extensive collection of photographs, tickets and other memorabilia as well as the changing faces of the terminals in England, Ireland and on the Island itself. 128 pages. 6½ inches x 9 inches. Softcover.  Companion to Mersey Shipping - The Twilight Years and Coastal Shipping - The Twilight YearsTHIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Tempus Publishing Limited, The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QC, UK.  Available from most good maritime-oriented booksellers. 

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J & A Gardner & Co Ltd: Shipowners and Quarrymasters


Author: Graham Atkinson,     ISBN: 1 902953 07 X,     Ref: 8269,     Publisher: Bernard McCall, 2002     [Ref: x 8420]

The history of this well-known company, which has remained a family one throughout its history, is linked to the rise of industrial Galsgow during the late 19th century and the cecline of small Irish Sea ports in the 20th century.  James Gardner took out a lease on the granite quarry at Bonawe during the 1870s and this proved to be the cornerstone on which the company\'s fortunes were founded.  With the growth of Clydeside came the demand for building materials needed for housing, factories and roads -- all of which required granite in their construction.  Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the Gardner fleet loaded coal for Ireland in west coast ports of the United Kingdom and if another cargo was not readily available, the ship would be sent to Bonawe to load granite for Glasgow.  The company was one of the first British shipowners to order a motor ship yet it remained faithful to the steam coaster until 1959.  The advent of containerisation and the centralisation of port facilities during the latter half of the 20th century saw the demise of small quays and ports in the Irish Sea area, and the company looked to replace cargoes lost.  Consequently they entered the Baltic timber trade and then began to specialise in heavy-lift and indivisible cargoes.  With the increase in indivisible loads shipped around the coast of the United Kingdom, Gardners ordered four vessels between 1973 and 1980 capable of loading both bulk and roll-on/roll-off cargoes and thus created a niche service to customers until the late 1990s.  In its 92 pages, this superb book traces the history of the company, its trades and its ships.  There is a fleet list of all vessels owned or managed by the company.  Profusely illustrated with 130 photographs in both colour and black/white, the book is A4 size, portrait format.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Bernard McCall, For purchase information contact bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk or refer to website www.coastalshipping.co.uk    [09.2009]

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J. and C. Harrison: The history of a Family shipping venture


Author: Malcolm Cooper     Ref: 8780

One of London's most successful tramp ship owners, J. and C. Harrison was in business from 1887 to 1979.  The company began with east coast colliers but after 1896 concentrated on deep-sea tramps.  It was particularly successful at playing the market, buying and selling ships at the right time, and never more so than when its fleet was renewed very economically in the early 1930s.  Post-war, bulk carriers were owned, and a number of coasters managed or owned in the 1970s.  Malcolm Cooper's book looks in some depth at how J. and C. Harrison fared, its successes, and the reasons for it leaving ship owning in 1979.  The result is an important study of the often-neglected tramping sector.  The company's 129 owned and managed ships are fully detailed, and the majority illustrated.  There are stories from men who served with the company and detailed accounts of the many loses suffered during two world wars.  Few tramp ship companies have been so comprehensively researched and chronicled.  [07.2012]

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Jack of All Trades, Master of None -- The Shipping Corporation of New Zealand Limited, 1973-1989


Author: Ian Farguhar,     ISBN: 0 9597834 5 8,     Ref: 8318,     Publisher: New Zealand Ship & Marine Society (Inc), 1996

This brief history of the Shipping Corporation of New Zealand Limited sets out, for the first time, the aspirations of the Corporation, details of its various services and trades and the political influences which prevailed throughout its short career.  The book also provides some analysis of where it all went wrong and how the New Zealand taxpayer became the principal contributor to the country's costly involvement into the world of international shipping.  The author of Union Fleet, WSS member Ian Farguhar, has been a regular contributor of historical articles on maritime subjects to various shipping journals both in New Zealand and overseas throughout the past forty years. 185 mm x 260 mm. 48 pages.  Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY.  Published by the "New Zealand Ship & Marine Society (Inc), PO Box 5104, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Jane's Submarines: War Beneath the Waves from 1776 to the present day


Author: Robert Hutchinson,     ISBN: 0 00 710558 4,     Ref: 8401,     Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, 2001

This lavishly illustrated encyclopaedia begins with the primitive boats of the 18th and 19th centuries, covers the submarines of both World Wars and goes on to the nuclear submarines of today.  Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons illustrates every major type of submarine.  Data tables bring together information from submarine museums across the world, with sidebars on submarine accidents, weapons technology, sensors, oceanography, rescue missions and many other fascinating aspects of war beneath the waves.  222 pages. 230 mm x 285 mm. Hard cover.  THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY
AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW THE AUTHOR(S) HAVE NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIETY.  IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY FOR OUR MEMBERS.
  This edition published by Harper Collins Publishers, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8JB, UK. /  www.fireandwater.com.   Contact your favorite local maritime bookseller for availability and prices.

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Japanese Merchant Ships at War: The Story of Mitsui and O.S.K. Liners lost during the Pacific War'


Author: Hisahi Noma,     ISBN: none listed,   Ref: 8001,   Publication Date: April 2002

This is a supreme book, a most prestigious piece and great credit to the brilliant, tireless, ever-resourceful Hisashi Noma.  It is a work that deserves an honored place on the bookshelves of not only maritime historians and enthusiasts, but those interested in the military, in World War II and in the history of Japan.  It has an extensive Japanese and English text.  (review by Bill Miller). 

Hardcover, 620 pages. 7½ inches x 10½ inches. Many photographs, some in colour.  THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  It can be purchased directly from the author, Mr H.. Noma at 3-5-7 Kitanodai, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan.  Payment is to be made by way of a US$ money order or draft (payable to H. Noma) in the amount of US$65.00 (which includes postage).

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Joy Line, The Era of the: A Saga of Steamboating on Long Island Sound


Author: Edwin L. Dunbaugh,     ISBN: 0 313 22888 4,    REf: 8082,      Publisher:  SSHSA,  1999

A detailed chronology of Long Island Sound steamer services from 1899 through 1907, the period when the Joy Line competed with the New Haven Railroad\'s monopoly to carry pasengers and freight between New York and New England.  The book highlights the boats themselves with photographs and a definitive, well-written text. 363 pages. 6 inches x 9 inches. 94 illustarions. Hard cover. THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY.  Available from the Steamship Historical Society of America.

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Kings of the Oceans 1948-1956: Ships built for the Hellenes (part 1)


Author: George M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 960 85845 3 1,     Ref: 8275,     Publisher:       , 2000

By WSS member George M. Foustanos. Imported from Greece.  Profusely illustrated with captions and text in Greek and English.  The first in a series. 366 pages. 8 inches x 11 inches. Hardcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk 

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Kings of the Oceans 1957-1960: Ships built for the Hellenes (part 2)


Author: George M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 960 85845 4 X,     Ref: 8276,      Publisher:      , 2001

By WSS member George M. Foustanos. Imported from Greece.  Profusely illustrated with captions and text in Greek and English.  The second in a series. 366 pages. 8 inches x 11 inches. Hardcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk 

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Kings of the Oceans 1961-1966: Ships built for the Hellenes (part 3)


Author: George M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 960 85845 5 8,     Ref: 8514,      Publisher:     ,2004

215 mm x 285 mm  Hard cover. 339 pages (with both Greek and English captions).  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Contact your favourite maritime book seller for prices and availability.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Kings of the Oceans 1967-1970: Ships built for the Hellenes (part 4)


Author: George M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 960 85845 6 6,     Ref: 8459,     Publisher: Argo Publishing and Advertising Co. Ltd., 2003

Publication of this, the fourth in the series, completes the registration of ships built for Hellenic interests during the first two post-war decades, bringing the tally to the amazing figure of 1075 ocean going ships.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published in Greece by Argo Publishing and Advertising Co. Ltd. Piraeus.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Kings of the Oceans 1971-1974: Ships Built for the Hellenes (part 5)


Author: George M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 960 85845 8 2,     Ref: 8519,      Publisher: Argo Publishing and Advertising Co. Ltd., 2005

215 mm x 285 mm  Hard cover. 437 pages (with both Greek and English captions).  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Kings of the Oceans 1975-1980: Ships built for the Hellenes (part 6)


Author: Georgios M. Foustanos,        ISBN: 960 85845 9 0,     Ref: 8583,       Publisher: Argo Publishing and Advertising Co Ltd., November 2005

477 pages, hard cover, 218mm x 285mm, hundreds of b&w photographs, text in Greek and English Publication of this, the sixth volume of the series, completes the listing of all Hellenic-owned ships built at world shipyards from the end of World War II until 1980.  This present volume refers to ships built between 1975 and 1980 and list a total of 411 ocean going merchant ships of various types. THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Kings of the Oceans 1981-1990: Ships built for the Hellenes (part 7)


Author: Georgios M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 978 960 89400 1 7,     Ref: 8584,       Published by Argo Publishing and Advertising Co Ltd., November 2006

341 pages, hard cover, 218mm x 285mm, hundreds of b&w photographs, text in Greek and English Publication of this, the seventh volume of the series, completes the listing of all Hellenic-owned ships built at world shipyards from the end of World War II until 1990.  This present volume refers to ships built between 1981 and 1990 and list a total of 283 ocean going merchant ships of various types.  THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Kings of the Oceans 1991-2000: Ships built for the Hellenes (part 8)


Author: Georgios M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 978 960 89400 4 8,     Ref: 8600,      Publisher: Argo Publishing and Advertising Co Ltd., November 2007

315 pages, hardback, w/dust cover, 218mm x 285mm, 100's of colour photos, text in Greek and English

The publication of this volume, by WSS member Georgios Foustanos, the eighth in the series, completes the listing of all Hellenic-owned ocean-going ships built from 1948 until the end of the last century at shipyards all over the world, a grand total of 2389 ships. This volume refers to the period 1991-2000 and describes a total of 249 ocean-going ships of all types excluding passenger ships.  THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY.  Check for availability from Ships in Focus Publications, 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PD, UK; e-mail sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Kings of the Oceans 2001-2003: Ships Built for the Hellenes (part 9)


Author: Georgios M. Foustanos,     ISBN: 978 960 89400 5 5,     Ref: 8683,     Publisher:  Argo Publishing and Advertising Co Ltd., November 2008

Following the publication of the first eight volumes of the "Kings of the Oceans", which presented all ships built and delivered to Hellenic management from 1948 up to and including the year 2000, this present volume records the achievements of the Hellenes in the newbuilding sector during the first three years of this century.  335 pages, harback, w/dust cover, 218mm x 285mm, 100's of colour photos, text in Greek and English

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Kinsman Lines, The


Author: Dick Wicklund, Skip Gillham,                                                        ISBN: 978 1 926744 07 0,     Ref: 8777,    Publish Date: 2011

Company history.   [02.2012]

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Know Your Ships 2001: Guide to Boats & Boatwatching Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway


Author: Roger LeLievre (editor & publisher),     ISBN: 1 891849 04 2,   Ref: 8246,    Publisher: Roger LeLievre / Marine Publishing Co. Inc.,  2001

144 pages. 5 inches x 8 inches. Softback.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact Marine Publishing Co. Inc., PO Box 68, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, USA / Tel of Fax: (734) 668-4734 / Website: www.knowyourships.com

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Knud E. Hansen A/S: Ship Design through Seven Decades


Author: Bruce Peter,     ISBN: 978 87 90924 23 2,     Ref: 8685,     Publisher: Forlaget Nautilus, Frederiksværk, Denmark, 2007

Oversize book - 243mm x 330mm, 312 pages, Hardback.

Full English text.  This big, handsome book is the maritime author Bruce Peter's best work to date.  Well presented, impressively researched and written in a very engaging style, his subject is Knud E. Hansen A/S, a company widely acknowledged within the shipping world as one of the most innovative and prolific ship design specialists of the past seventy years.  From yachts to superliners, jumbo ferries to cruise ships, Knud E. Hansen has made its mark for pioneering designs. The book is lavishly illustrated and covers every significant passenger vessel designed by the company since its foundation.  The colour and mono photographs include plenty of interior shots, whilst general deck plans appear throughout the book.  The useful Gazetteer gives the specifications and data of each vessel delivered per decade since the 1930s.  The tag "Made in Denmark" has never been more prestigiously applied than to Knud E. Hansen. [review courtesy of Mainmast Books catalogue]  [08.2009]

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Kolar Gold: The Gold Mines of South India


Author: S.C. Heal,     ISBN: 978 1 895590 41 8,     Ref: 8626,     Publisher: Cordillera Books, 2008, Contact: 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4W7, Canada, or richbook@shaw.ca

Not a maritime-oriented book, but one written by a WSS member, who is a maritime historian and writer, S.C. Heal.

The mining section of the author's book A South Asian Odyssey, published in 2005, was extracted and considerably enhanced with additonal historical data and material dealing with the Kolar Gold Fields, situated to the East of India's Silicone Valley at Bangalore. It has been produced in response to requests from mining historians and collectors and so far as we can ascertain it is the first and only English language history of the KGF and its place in British and Indian Colonial history.  The KGF mines were of similar size and capacity to the mines of the Rand and Orange River in South Africa and became a major undertaking for India after independence.  The last mine closed in 1999 and left severe social problems for a deprived Indian population which at one time had enjoyed the highest standard of living.  Illustrated with many rare photos.  100 pages.  6 in x 9 in.

THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT A MARITIME-RELATED SUBJECT, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY

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La marine marchande française 1939-1940    (The French Merchant Marine 1939-1940)

Author: Jean-Ives Brouard, Guy Mercier, Marc Saibène,    ISBN: 2 909675 26 2,     Ref: 8219,     Publisher: Marines Editions, 1996

Text in French.  One of a series on the French Merchant Marine.

Cette série de livres raconte l'histoire de la marine marchande française depuis le 1er septembre 1939 jusqu'à la fin de la guerre dans le Pacifique en août 1945. Tous les événements de mer sont répertoriés dans l'ordre chronologique. Des chapitres spécifiques traitent de divers sujets : la campagne de Norvège, l'évacuation des ports, la constitution de la marine marchande de la France libre, la saisie des navires français, le ravitaillement de la France par les navires de Vichy, les accords Laval/Kaufmann, les convois alliés, le débarquement de Normandie, etc. De nombreux témoignages évoquent différents événements et situations. De très nombreuses photographies, uniquement prises durant la guerre, et pour la plupart inédites, illustrent les textes. 

This series of books tell the story of the French Merchant Marine from September 1939 to the end of the war in the Pacific ocean in August 1945. Specific chapters deal with miscellaneous subjects: the Norway campaign, the evacuation from the French harbours in June 1940, the forming of the Free French naval forces (with numerous merchant ships), the seizure of the French ships, the supplying of France by the Vichy merchant marine, the Laval/Kaufmann agreements, the Allied convoys, the Normandy landings, and so on. Numerous witnesses describe these events and many situations. Text is illustrated by numerous wartime photographs and, for most of them, never published before. 176 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Marines Editions, BP 20152, 44301 Nantes Cedex 3, France. E-mail marines@wanadoo.fr   Check with your local bookshop specialising in Maritime books for availability and current prices. List price believed to be €49.

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La marine marchande française 1939-1940 (The French Merchant Marine 1940-1942)

Author: Jean-Ives Brouard, Guy Mercier, Marc Saibène,   ISBN: 2 909675 48 3,     Ref: 8220,     Publisher: Marines Editions, 1999

Text in French.  One of a series on the French Merchant Marine.

Cette série de livres raconte l'histoire de la marine marchande française depuis le 1er septembre 1939 jusqu'à la fin de la guerre dans le Pacifique en août 1945. Tous les événements de mer sont répertoriés dans l'ordre chronologique. Des chapitres spécifiques traitent de divers sujets : la campagne de Norvège, l'évacuation des ports, la constitution de la marine marchande de la France libre, la saisie des navires français, le ravitaillement de la France par les navires de Vichy, les accords Laval/Kaufmann, les convois alliés, le débarquement de Normandie, etc. De nombreux témoignages évoquent différents événements et situations. De très nombreuses photographies, uniquement prises durant la guerre, et pour la plupart inédites, illustrent les textes.

This series of books tell the story of the French Merchant Marine from September 1939 to the end of the war in the Pacific ocean in August 1945. Specific chapters deal with miscellaneous subjects: the Norway campaign, the evacuation from the French harbours in June 1940, the forming of the Free French naval forces (with numerous merchant ships), the seizure of the French ships, the supplying of France by the Vichy merchant marine, the Laval/Kaufmann agreements, the Allied convoys, the Normandy landings, and so on. Numerous witnesses describe these events and many situations. Text is illustrated by numerous wartime photographs and, for most of them, never published before. 176 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Marines Editions, BP 20152, 44301 Nantes Cedex 3, France. E-mail marines@wanadoo.fr   Check with your local bookshop specialising in Maritime books for availability and current prices.

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La marine marchande française 1943-1945 (The French Merchant Marine 1943-1945)

Author: Jean-Ives Brouard, Guy Mercier, Marc Saibène,   ISBN: 2 909675 71 8,     Ref: 8221,     Publisher: Marines Editions, 2001

Text in French.  One of a series on the French Merchant Marine.<br>\r\nCette série de livres raconte l'histoire de la marine marchande française depuis le 1er septembre 1939 jusqu'à la fin de la guerre dans le Pacifique en août 1945. Tous les événements de mer sont répertoriés dans l'ordre chronologique. Des chapitres spécifiques traitent de divers sujets : la campagne de Norvège, l'évacuation des ports, la constitution de la marine marchande de la France libre, la saisie des navires français, le ravitaillement de la France par les navires de Vichy, les accords Laval/Kaufmann, les convois alliés, le débarquement de Normandie, etc. De nombreux témoignages évoquent différents événements et situations. De très nombreuses photographies, uniquement prises durant la guerre, et pour la plupart inédites, illustrent les textes.   This series of books tell the story of the French

Merchant Marine from September 1939 to the end of the war in the Pacific ocean in August 1945. Specific chapters deal with miscellaneous subjects: the Norway campaign, the evacuation from the French harbours in June 1940, the forming of the Free French naval forces (with numerous merchant ships), the seizure of the French ships, the supplying of France by the Vichy merchant marine, the Laval/Kaufmann agreements, the Allied convoys, the Normandy landings, and so on. Numerous witnesses describe these events and many situations. Text is illustrated by numerous wartime photographs and, for most of them, never published before. 220 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Marines Editions, BP 20152, 44301 Nantes Cedex 3, France. E-mail marines@wanadoo.fr  Check with your local bookshop specialising in Maritime books for availability and prices.

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Lake and River Ferries (of the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, Province of British Columbia)


Author: Frank Clapp                                                                            ISBN: 0 7726 1364 8,     Ref: 8116,      Publisher:           , 1991

WSS member Frank Clapp has put together this 80-page publication for the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Transportation and Highways which covers the rich history of inland lake and river ferries. Softback.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Considered out of print but still available at selected outlets.

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Lakers 2000-2001


Author: Norman Eakins (compiler),     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8010,   Publisher:  author, 2001

This publication owes its origin to the "Lakers & Salties" series and has been spun off this year as a separate publication to benefit those readers whose interest in Lakers may be greater than their interest in Salties (or vice versa!).  The listings
show each ship's hull number; its Lloyd\'s Register of Ships number; its gross registered tonnage; overall length; extreme breadth; moulded depth and many more details. 62 pages. Coil bound, with colour cover under acetate page.  2 Colour photographs on cover. 8½ inches x 11 inches.  THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact the compiler for details on costs and availability.  Write to Norman Eakins, 13 Alfred Street, Point Edward, ON  N7V 1S4, Canada. E-mail: neakins1@cogeco.ca 

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Lakers and Salties 1997-1998


Author: Norman Eakins (compiler),     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8237,     Publisher: author, 1998

Annual publication.  104 pages. 8½ inches × 11 inches. plastic binding.  THIS
BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.
Contact the compiler for details on costs and availability.  Write to Norman Eakins, 13 Alfred Street, Point Edward, ON  N7V 1S4, Canada. E-mail: neakins1@cogeco.ca

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Lakers and Salties 1998-1999


Author: Norman Eakins (compiler),     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8238,     Publisher: author, 1999

Annual publication.  97 pages. 8½ inches × 11 inches.  Coil bound.  THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact the compiler for details on costs and availability.  Write to Norman Eakins, 13 Alfred Street, Point Edward, ON  N7V 1S4, Canada. E-mail: neakins1@cogeco.ca

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Lakers & Salties 1999-2000


Author: Norman Eakins (compiler),     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8239,     Publisher: author, 2000

Annual publication.  92 pages. 8½ inches × 11 inches.  Coil bound.  THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact the compiler for details on costs and availability.  Write to Norman Eakins, 13 Alfred Street, Point Edward, ON  N7V 1S4, Canada. E-mail: neakins1@cogeco.ca

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Lamport & Holt Line


Author: Paul Heaton,     ISBN: 1 872006 16 7,     Ref: 8623,     Publisher: P.M. Heaton Publishing, 2004

A history of the Lamport  and Holt Line Ltd.  160 pages. A4  Hard cover.      THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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Lapthorn — see R. Lapthorn

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Large Ferries in the World (text in Japanese)


Author: Yoshiho Ikeda,     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8532,     Publisher:     , Oct 1978

112 pages. 180mm x 280mm. Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Text in Japanese.  Many photos and details.

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Last Atlantic Liners, The


Author: William H. Miller,     ISBN: 0 85177 320 6,     Ref: 8307,    Publisher: Conway Maritime Press, 1989 (re-print - orig. 1985)

The dozen years following the end of World War II was the most successful period ever enjoyed by the Atlantic passenger ship.  The refurbished pre-war giants, like Cunard's "Queens", were returned to service to enormous public acclaim, and such was the demand that completely new vessels -- led by the record-breaking UNITED STATES -- were designed and built from scratch.  At its peak, over 60 passenger ships sailed the Atlantic, but this Indian Summer came to an end in a remarkably short period following the first transatlantic crossing by a commercial jet airliner in 1958.  This cut the six-day trip to under twelve hours, and although the liners fought a long drawn out rearguard action they have now almost entirely disappeared from regular service.  Since it is well within living memory for many people, this epoch has always exerted a strong nostalgic fascination, and in this new book William Miller makes wide-ranging use of anecdotes and recollections -- gleaned from interviews with former staff and passengers -- to explain what made certain ships popular or otherwise, and what gave the great liners their indefinable 'star' quality.  All vessels, of whatever nationality, that regularly served onthe transatlantic run, are covered, and great effort has been made to illustrate the book with previously unpublished photographs depicting the ships themselves and life on board during the last years of old-style elegance. 7\" x 9½\". 192 pages. Hardback.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact your favorite bookseller for possible purchase. 

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Last Blue Water Liners, The

Author: William Miller,     ISBN: 0 8517 7400 8,     Ref: 8345,     Publisher: Conway Maritime Press, 1986

THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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Last Boats on the Turkey Trail, The


Authors: G.I. (Buck) Longhurst & E.B. (Skip) Gillham,                                ISBN: 978 0 9783324 1 9,     Reference: 8599,      Publisher: Glenaden Press, 3750 King Street, Vineland, ON  L0R 2C0, Canada, 2007

112 pages, soft cover, 8½in x 11", hundreds of b&w photographs  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

The "Turkey" Trail, the boats that served it and the people that made up the crews are now just memories but their dedication, boat handling and navigational skills that supplied and maintained what was perhaps a better way of life, will never be forgotten.  The book is a look back on the last and perhaps the best known of the various companies to service the "Turkey Trail", the Owen Sound and Dominion Transportation Company Limited.

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Last Liners of the White Star Line, The: MV BRITANNIC and MV GEORGIC


Author: Richard P. de Kerbrech,     ISBN: 1 900867 05 2,     Ref: 8414,     Publisher: Shipping Books Press, 2002

64 pages. 215 mm x 270 mm. Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Shipping Books Press, PO Box 30, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3ZZ, United Kingdom.

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Last Steamers, The


Author: Nick Robins,     ISBN: 1 902953 22 3,     Ref: 8697,     Publisher: Bernard McCall

This is the story of the decline of the triple expansion engine in British ships.  It includes tales of the coastal liner services between London and a variety of British and Irish ports and of services to the Baltic and Scandinavia, and south to Spain and Portugal.  It also includes accounts of the last steam coasters and the once-familiar steam tugs with their characteristic tall funnels.  The book recounts the work of the many types of coastal steamers and there is an appendix listing steam coasters and steam tugs on the UK register in 1967.   Softback, A4 portrait format, 96 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Bernard McCall, For purchase information contact bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk or refer to website www.coastalshipping.co.uk   [09.2009]

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Last White Empresses, The


Author: Clive Harvey,     ISBN: 0 9543666 3 8,     Ref: 8462,     Publisher; Carmania Press, 2004

120 pages.  A4.  Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. 

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Legendary Liners 1881 to 1969

Author: Les Streater,     ISBN:     ??? ,     Ref: 8771,     Publisher: author, 2011

There have been many famous and legendary liners since the late Victorian era. 

The development of reliable, more economical engines and the inclusion of a second propeller meant that liners no longer needed to be equipped with sails and associated rigging. Interiors became ever more luxurious, menus were more inventive, safety increasingly important. The hulls became ever larger, decks more numerous. More dining rooms were added, plus cafés, gymnasiums, winter gardens, swimming pools, libraries and many other facilities designed to help passengers make the best use of their time aboard. 

The hardest part in writing this book has not been in selecting those liners to include, but in deciding which ones to leave out. Liners have been chosen from companies around the world that represent the best of the maritime world. The result is a page by page account of 200 of the most famous liners from nearly 100 years of maritime history, a period of explosive growth in size, and drastic reduction in voyage times with ever greater levels of luxury.

Starting with City of Rome in 1881, the book covers the end of single screw steamers with clipper stems and still rigged for emergency sails, through the early twin screw steamers such as Teutonic and Campania, the advent of the four funnel express liners such as Mauretania and Olympic, the growth of the luxury liner between the wars including Queen Mary and Normandie, and the post war efforts of the liner companies to fight off the growth of jet travel and their acceptance of the cruise market. Each liner is illustrated, with many previously unpublished photographs.

This is a hardback book, A4 size, 160 pages with a lot of colour, and a full colour dust jacket, in my usual style. 

For more information and to order contact the author at  Les Streater www.lesstreater.com     [04.2011]

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Liberties on the Lakes


Author: Skip Gillham,     ISBN: 0 9684341 8 5,     Ref: 8478,     Publisher: Glenaden Press, 2004

Authored by WSS member E.B. 'Skip' Gillham. 8½ inches x 11 inches.  Soft cover. 80 pages. Plenty of black & white photographs from a variety of contributors.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAIALABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Glenaden Press, Box 443, Vineland, ON, L0R 2C0, Canada.

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Liberty Ships, The: From A (A.B. Hammond) to Z (Zona Gall)


Author: Capt. Walter W. Jaffee,     ISBN: 1 889901 25 3,     Ref: 8471,     Publisher: Glencannon Press, 2004

This huge 722 page book that claims that "Inside this volume is everything that is known about Liberty ships.  It begins with the history of the U.S. shipbuilding program, and of the British design that was converted into the most versatile ship
ever built.  But the major focus is on the ships themselves. ...  Every ship is accounted for ..."  8½ inches x 11 inches. Hardback w/dustcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  IT IS LISTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY. Published by Glencannon Press, of Palo Alto, California.

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Liner - Fifty years of ship photographs

Author: William H. Miller,     ISBN: 0 8505 9765 X,     Ref: 8346,      Publisher: Patrick Stephens, 1986

In this luxurious photographic album, WSS member William Miller tells the story of the dramatic transition from the glorious superships of the thirties, NORMANDIE, BREMEN, and QUEEN MARY among them, through the destructive years of the Second World War, to the current boom in ocean cruising simply for the pleasure of it.  No true lover of these majestic vessels will be able resist the temptation to feast their eyes on this outstanding collection of unique photographs.  8" x 11".  160 pages.  Hardback. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Patrick Stephens.  Out of Print.

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Liners in Battledress: Wartime Camouflage and Colour Schemes for Passenger Ships


Author: David Williams                                                                          ISBN: 0 920277 50 0,     Ref: 8124,     Publisher: in Great Britain by Conway Maritime Press Ltd.; published and distributed in United States & Canada by Vanwell Publishing Limited., St. Catharines Ontario, 1989

Liners in Battledress traces the history of special markings for liners from the Boer War to the Falklands campaign, covering all protective schemes and accentuation colourings. In addition, numerous miscellaneous paint schemes and other decoy practices are identified.  The superb collection of photographs gives, whereever possible, at least one illustration of each scheme and often many more. 160 pages. 8 inches x 11 inches. Hard cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Check with your favourite bookseller for availability and prices.

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Liners of the Golden Age: A Pictorial Record of Passenger Ships in the 1930s


Author: William H. Miller, Maurizio Eliseo, Anthony Cooke,                           ISBN: 0 954 3666 2 X,    Ref: 8537,     Publisher: Carmania Press, 2004

Webmaster's recommendation

This is a sumptuous, coffee-table-sized volume. Hundreds of beautiful black & white photos.  In the 1920s and 1930s, ocean liners were the main means of intercontinental travel.  These great ships - floating showcases of their nations' technology, architecture and art - were indeed 'marvellous machines'. They carried the rich and famous in almost unimaginable luxury; and, in less glamorous quarters, they took many thousands of lesser folk to a new life in a new country.  250mm x 305 mm.  240 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. 

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Lisbon Docks and Ships / Cais E Navios de Lisboa


Author: Luís Miguel Correia,        ISBN: 972 96940 1 X,         Ref: 8165,     Publisher: EIN, 1996

Lisbon Docks and Ships" is a look at the river Tagus docks and shipping through the camera of WSS member Luís Miguel Correia, over the last 21 years, a period that witnessed radical changed in ships and ports. Lisbon has always been the name of a city and a port.  Between them, flows the river Tagus with countless ships which are part of Lisbon, its history and poetry.  The photographs included in this book were selected from a collection of sixty thousand colour slides obtained since 1975.  They reflect a fast changing world at the Lisbon waterfront, as the classic passenger liners and cargo ships were replaced by tourists and coloured boxes. 96 pages. A4 format. Hardcover. 

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Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company, The


Author: John Shepherd,     ISBN: 978 1 901703 68 9,     Ref: 8594,     Publisher: Ships in Focus Publications, 2006     [ Ref: x 8582]

Over  a period of more than 70 years the excursion sailings by the ships of the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Co. Ltd. brought pleasure to generations of people from Merseyside, the North West of England, North Wales and further afield.  A4.  64 pages.  soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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Liverpool's Shipping Groups

Author: Ian Collard,     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8284,     Publisher:        , c.2002

Photographic album covering 40 years of shipping lines and their vessels once a familiar sight on the river Mersey.  128 pages. Softback.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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Lives of the Liners: A Report on the Cunard Liners Since 1945


Author: Bill Miller,     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8428,     Publisher: Bill Miller Cruises Everywhere, 2002

The title says it all.  26 pages, 11½ inches x 8 inches, coil bound.  Soft cover with acetate covering.   THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE AUTHOR.  Published by Bill Miller Cruises Everywhere, PO Box 1463, Secaucus, NJ  07096 / e-mail: bmce48@yahoo.com   Website: http://billmilleratsea.com

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Log Barges, The: The Story of a unique British Columbia Maritime Innovation


Author: S.C. Heal,    ISBN: 978 1 895590 36 4,       Ref: 8576,       Publisher: Cordillera Books, 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4W7, Canada, or richbook@shaw.ca

132 pages, paper cover, 9in x 6in, fully illustrated, indexed with appendices

The West Coast self-dumping log barges and their more sophisticated successors, the self-loading, self-dumpers were the product of a steady evolution from simple scows, via discarded and converted trading ship hulls to the log barges we know today.  They grew with the needs of the coast forest industry and as that industry changed from one of breakneck expansion to a steady retraction with curtailed logging, closed mills and lost export markets, so also has the log barge become an endangered species.  Already the self-propelled log ship, described in the companion book The Log Ships, has disappeared and the total fleet in active service is half what it used to be at its peak a quarter century ago.  The author traces this development and offers some suggestions as to the shape it may evolve into in the 21st century.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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Log Ships, The: The Story of the World's Only Two Self-loading, Self-propelled, Self-dumping Bulk Log Carrier Ships


Author: S.C. Heal,     ISBN: 978 1 895590 35 7,      Ref: 8575,       Publisher: Cordillera Books, 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4W7, Canada, or richbook@shaw.ca

132 pages, paper cover, 9in x 6in, fully illustrated, indexed with appendices

Dark mysterious vessels that seemed to glide out of the morning mist or quickly scurry into an inlet when seen from the sea.  This book recalls the life and times of the world's only two self-dumping log ships, HAIDA MONARCH and HAIDA BRAVE, true hybrids which represented the ultimate in the transport of logs by sea on the British Columbia Coast.  The two log ships recently passed into history.  One was converted to a towed barge and the other was cannibalized and now awaits a bleak future.  While they lasted they were interesting and unuaual ships, fully worthy of B.C. design and shipbuilding skills and the faith placed in them by their owners. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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Looking Back at British Tugs


Author: Andrew Wiltshire,     ISBN: 978 1 902953 28 1,     Ref: 8708,     Publisher: Bernard McCall

This book contains 102 colour images of tugs dating from early steam tugs through conventional diesel tugs to the beginnings of the new generation of tractor tugs.  Hardback, landscape format, 80 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Bernard McCall, For purchase information contact bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk or refer to website www.coastalshipping.co.uk   [09.2009]

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Looking Back at Classic Tankers


Author: Andrew Wiltshire,     ISBN: 978 1 902953 36 6,     Ref: 8718,     Publisher: Bernard McCall

In its 80 pages, the book has over 80 colour photographs of tankers ranging from the classic bridge-amidships designs to first-generation very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and also including tankers carrying specialised cargoes such as chemicals and liquefied gas.  Coastal tankers are also included in this splendid pictorial book.  Hardback,  landscape format, 241mm x 200mm, 80 pages.     THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Bernard McCall, For purchase information contact bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk or refer to website www.coastalshipping.co.uk   [09.2009]

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Loose Cannon, The: From Deckhand to Captain, to the Executive Suite


Author: S.C. Heal,     ISBN: 978 1 895590 40 1,     Ref: 8627,    Publisher: Cordillera Books, 2008, Contact: 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4W7, Canada, or richbook@shaw.ca

The subtitle summarizes the career of Captain Edward R. Taylor, but the book is also an historical account of the development and growth of one of BC's foremost coastal transportation companies from a local provider of scows to the lumber and aggregates industries to international towing which saw vessels in the fleet doing voyages to the Far East, the Gulf Coast of the U.S.  The East Coast of Canada and the Arctic.  In its day Gulf of Georgia Towing led by its crack management team was dubbed by some as 'the loose cannon' of the industry which saw it finally settle its fate when it merged with Seaspan International.  Ed Taylor was a key figure in the growth of this innovative, hard-driving company, which had a habit of pulling rabbits out of the hat when the competition least expected it.  200+ pages, 6 in x 9 in.  95 photos.   THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY

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Lost Shipyards of the Tyne


Author: Ron French, Ken Smith,     ISBN: 1 857 951 22 0,     Ref: 8497,     Publisher: Tyne Bridge Publishing, 2004

This enthralling account draws upon the memories of workers to tell the story of the now vanished yards, including the Walker Naval Yard, Hawthorn Leslie, Readhead's, Cleland's, T. & W. Smith and many others.  Ron French is a retired marine engineer and maritime history researcher.  Ken Smith is a sub-editor on The Journal, Newcastle, and the author of several books on Tyne maritime history. 240mm x 205mm. 96 pages.  Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Education & Libraries Directorate, Newcastle Libraries, Information & Lifelong Learning Service -- Tyne Bridge Publishing.

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Lundy Packets


Author: Mike Tedstone                                                                         ISBN: 0 906294 47 9,     Ref: 8155,     Publisher:               , 2001

From the sailing cutter GANNET to the modern motor vessel OLDENBURG, this is a story of perseverance to maintain the esssential island lifeline, the personalities involved, and the succession of singular vessels which have served the island faithfully — the Lundy Packets.  104 pages. 8 inches x 11 inches. Hardback.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Available from good maritime-oriented booksellers.

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Luxury Liner Row: Passenger Ships at New York


Author: William H. Miller,     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8622,      Publisher: Quadrant Press, Inc., 1981

96 pages.  8½ in x 11 in.  Soft cover.

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Lyttelton Icon -- 100 Years of the Steam Tug LYTTELTON


Author: Nick Tolerton,     ISBN:  978 1877427 20 6,     Ref: 8579,     Publisher: Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society, 2007

The working career of New Zealand's historic tug Lyttelton spanned the age of sail to the container era, and she is still going strong running passenger cruises for the Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society. This publication was commissioned by the Society to mark the tug's centenary in September 2007. She was built on the Clyde the same year the Lusitania was launched, handled the Antarctic expedition ships of Scott and Shackleton in her early days, and was requisitioned by the Navy in World War Two. When the board pensioned her off, the Tug Society was formed and saved her from the breakers. Keeping the ship going for 100 years has not been without a few hiccups, and as well as a comprehensive history of the tug, this book is full of reminiscences and anecdotes from seafarers who worked on her and who have kept her afloat for the society. A4, soft cover, 48 pages, 34 colour and 24 B&W illustrations.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Available from the Tug Lyttelton Preservation Society, PO Box 19659, Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand, or info@tuglyttelton.co.nz for NZ$30 (add NZ$11.67 for P&P for UK - check for current pricing), or from UK maritime booksellers.

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MacBrayne Steamers

Author: Alistair Deayton,     ISBN: 0 7524 2362 2,     Ref: 8498,     Publisher: Tempus Publishing, c.2001

160 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Tempus Publishing Available from many good maritime-oriented booksellers.

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Maple Leaf Afloat, The  - Volume I:  West Coast Maritime Memories


Author: S.C. Heal,        ISBN: 1 895590 02 7.   Ref: 8004,   Publication Date: 1992

This fully illustrated volume in the "Maple Leaf" series covers a wide variety of salty stories, maritime history, modern deep sea shipping, the British Columbia towboat industry, and similar subjects.  The content is not exclusively Canadian although every story is a part of, or touches West Coast marine history.  The author has been successfully published in a variety of shipping and shiplover\'s magazines over the years.  After serving in the Royal Navy from 1943, he chose a career in marine insurance which put him into contact with the shipping industry.  Later after coming to Canada he had involvements in several tug and barge businesses, including being a founder of Georgia Shipping Ltd. in 1963, whose interesting history is one of his subjects.  182 pages. 6 inches x 9 inches. Soft cover. Very well illustrated with black & white images.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Copies can be purchased from maritime-oriented booksellers or direct from Cordillera Books, 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC  V6P 4W7  Canada. World-wide mailing service.  Enquire about prices and availability. Tel: (604) 261-1695 / Fax: (604) 266-4469. E-mail: richbook@shaw.ca 

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Maple Leaf Afloat, The  - Volume II:  More Maritime Memories


Author: S.C. Heal,     ISBN: 1 895590 04 3,   Ref: 8005,     Publication Date: 1993

This second volume in the "Maple Leaf Afloat" series broadens the scope of the original nautical miscellany and now takes the reader to points further afield.  The main stories deal with B.C. Ferries, FESCO Line the Russian flag carrier on the North Pacific, and the evolution of the lumber carrier with particular reference to the shipping needs of the North West forest industries. The author has been successfully published in a variety of shipping and shiplover\'s magazines over the years.  After serving in the Royal Navy from 1943, he chose a career in marine insurance which put him into contact with the shipping industry.  Later after coming to Canada he had involvements in several tug and barge businesses, including being a founder of Georgia Shipping Ltd. in 1963, whose interesting history is one of his subjects.  204 pages. 6 inches x 9 inches. Soft cover. Very well illustrated with black & white images.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Copies can be purchased from maritime-oriented booksellers or direct from Cordillera Books, 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC  V6P 4W7  Canada. World-wide mailing service.  Enquire about prices and availability. Tel: (604) 261-1695 / Fax: (604) 266-4469. E-mail: richbook@shaw.ca 

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Mariner's Launch


Author: Ray Solly,     ISBN: 978 1904445 03 8,     Ref: 8592,     Publisher: Whittles Publishing, 2005

This story chronicles the growth of a youth, from naïve 16-year-old to a mature young man. The reader follows his voyage escapades and sees him ambushed by pitfalls resulting largely from his innocence. With humorous touches, the author brings alive a lifestyle which epitomised excitement and adventure during this ‘golden age’ of international shipping.

From the reviews: ‘…Ray Solly translates his observations into a record of moments of madness, danger, companionship and hilarity known to all who went to sea in the post war period. …don’t miss this book, it really did happen this way’. Sea Breezes

 To order a copy please contact Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland. KW6 6EY, tel: +44(0)1593-731 333; e-mail@ info@whittlespublishing.com or use the following link  http://moo.whittlespublishing.com/whittles/item/541

192 pages. Softback, numerous photographs.

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Mariner's Voyage


Author: Ray Solly,     ISBN: 978 1 904445 50 0,     Ref: 8593,     Publisher: Whittles Publishing, 2008

Extract from the Foreword by John F. Millican, Director, Warsash Maritime Academy

…Dr. Solly has very cleverly woven together a social history of seafaring in the post-war years… …you discover just how well the author … has captured the experience of being at sea. …a wonderfully evocative read, and an important contribution to the history of the period.

This is the second volume in a trilogy which offers a socio-historical and semi-autobiographical account of seafaring during the 1950-70s, a ‘golden age’ of British shipping. This story continues the adventures of Jonathan Caridia who was first encountered in Mariner’s Launch, and shows his continued professional and social growth. This true-to-life adventure story of a young man’s development in his maritime career will ring true with many seafarers, being appreciated by veteran and young sailors alike. 

To order a copy please contact Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland. KW6 6EY, tel: +44(0)1593-731 333; e-mail@ info@whittlespublishing.com or use the following link  http://moo.whittlespublishing.com/whittles/item/1630

224 pages. Softback, liberally illustrated. 

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Mariner's Memorabilia, Volume 2 - A guide to British Shipping company china of the 19th & 20th Centuries in Two Volumes

Author: Peter Laister,     ISBN: n/a,     Ref: 8555,     Publisher: author, Peter & Pam Laister, c.2006

This is volume two of two volumes in the series. The 2 volumes in total contain 115 Shipping Company Histories.  An index of 498 different companies.  A total of 348 pages packed with information and 1200 coloured photos of china, letter headings, menus and postcards of ships.  Volume 2 Contents  Chapter 5. India, Burma and the Far East  Chapter 6. Australia and New Zealand Chapter 7.  Cargo Liner Companies  Chapter 8. United Kingdom coastal liner companies  Chapter 9.  Mediterranean and Short Sea Traders  Chapter 10. Sailing Packets & Miscellaneous.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  All enquiries about the book and its availability should be addressed to the authors:-- Peter & Pam Laister, 'Mariners', Gorse Way, Hartley, Longfield, Kent  DA3 8AE, United Kingdom.  E-mail to:-- mariners@anchorage65.fsnet.co.uk 

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Maritime Activities of the Sommerset & Dorset Railway


Author: Chris Handley,    ISBN: 0 948975 63 6,    Ref: 8084,     Publisher: Millstream Books, 2001

The exploits of the Somerset & Dorset Railway's maritime interests have taken a back seat for far too long. The story of their ships plays a full and exciting part in the railway's history, with a fleet including paddle steamers, screw steamships and ketches in a fascinating montage where rail met sea.  For nearly a century from the 1850s, the ports of Burnham and Highbridge saw a wide variety of shipping; regular ferry services to and from Cardiff, linking by rail an sea across the English Channel for excursions to Paris; coasters bringing rails and coal from South Wales to Somerset; Baltic traders unloading vast quantities of Scandinavian timber; and much more besides.  This book is the product of 30 years of research by WSS member Chris Handley, a well-known historian of the Somerset & Dorset, and is illustrated with over 130 photographs, maps, plans, posters and drawings. 160 pages. 8 inches x 10½ inches (272mm x 210mm). Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Copies can be obtained from all good maritime booksellers or direct from the publishers -- Millstream Books, 18 The Tyning, Widcombe, Bath, BA2 6AL, UK Te: 01225 425181, Fax: 01225 481501, e-mail tgmgraham@aol.com 

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Maritime Information: A guide to libraries and sources of information in the United Kingdom - Fourth Ed. 2004


Author: Roy Fenton, Nuala Brody, Mike Macdonald,     ISBN: 1 901703 45 2,     Ref: 8476,     Publisher: Maritime Information Association, 2004

Whether it be for professional or personal reasons, those who require to look into specific areas of nautical history will find this hand well-indexed guide an invaluable tool. Hard cover. A4 format. 173 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Maritime Information Association.

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MAURETANIA - Pride of the Tyne


Author: Ken Smith,     ISBN: 1 85795 043 7,     Ref: 8203,                      Publisher: Newcastle Libraries & Information Service, 1997

The legendary MAURETANIA was the largest and most magnificent passenger ship to be built on the Tyne.  WSS Member Ken Smith has produced this book in conjunction with the Newcastle Libraries & Information Service.  Packed with
photographs, this book tells the exciting story of the MAURETANIA's career, from her launch at the Wallsend Shipyard in 1906 to her final voyage in 1935.   44 pages. 9½ inches x 8 inches, landscape format.  Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Copies can be purchased from the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Comminity & Leisure Services Department, Newcastle Libraries & Information Service.  Or from maritime-oriented booksellers.

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MAURETANIA: Triumph and Resurrection

Author: Peter Newall,     ISBN: 1 901703 53 3,     Ref: 8545,     Publisher: Ships in Focus Publications, 2006

This unusual book celebrates the 100th anniversary of Cunard Line’s Mauretania, one of the most famous liners ever built.  A lucky ship, she held the transatlantic Blue Riband record for twenty-two years.  Despite being scrapped in 1936, many of her magnificent interiors are still scattered around England.  In fact, no other demolished liner of the past has so much material still on view.  ‘Mauretania: Triumph and Resurrection’ tells the full history of Mauretania, from concept, design and building to service in peace and war.  The story continues way beyond the scrapping of this great ship, and tells what happened to many of the pieces, which were sold at auction and stripped out of the ship before demolition.  The book also includes a tour of the ship, using plans and photographs.  Well-known maritime author Peter Newall has not only researched and written the full story of Mauretania’s life and times, but has also unearthed many of her fixtures and fittings in Bristol, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Poole, Liverpool, Kent, Southampton, Cornwall, Pinewood Studios, Yorkshire, Guernsey and London.  This attractive 140-page, A4 softback, including a four-page fold-out cutaway plan of Mauretania, is beautifully illustrated, with 98 colour and 240 black and white and sepia images of the ship at all stages of her career, and of her surviving fixtures and fittings.  It is hoped that it will appeal not only to lovers of sea travel but also to anyone interested in the history of design and architecture.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. 

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McTay: A Wirral Shipbuilder


Author: Anthony Barratt,     ISBN: 1 902953 20 7,     Ref: 8699,     Publisher: Bernard McCall, 2005

The history of a small but significant shipbuilding yard on the River Mersey.  Although building vessels for only 30 years from its inception to closure, it was responsible for many innovations in terms of design and construction.  The book includes three appendices.  The first of these looks briefly at the history of James N Miller & Sons, a Scottish yard closely associated with McTay.  The other two appendices are lists of vessels built at the McTay and Miller yards.  Illustrated y 82 colour photographs, 4 black/white photographs and several drawings.  Softback,  48 pages. A4 format.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Bernard McCall, For purchase information contact bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk or refer to website www.coastalshipping.co.uk  [x-8520] [09.2009]

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Mediterranean Shipping


Author: Laurence Dunn,     ISBN: 0 9534291 3 X,     Ref: 8044,    Publisher: Carmania Press, 1999

132 pages. 322 black and white photographs, plus full-colour reproduction of a Laurence Dunn painting on the cover. 8½ inches x 11 inches.  Softback.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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Mediterranean Shipping Company SA: Over 30 years of Success (2nd ed.)


Author: A.M. de Schipper, J.M. Janse,     ISBN: ???,     Ref: 8397,     Publisher:     , 2003

MSC, the Swiss based shipping company of Gianluigi Aponte, has become one of the world's leading carriers within only a 30 years. In this book you will find a short history and more than 250 pictures of all the vessels, from the first conventional cargoliners to the post-panamax giant containerships, which have sailed for this successful shipping company.   Last year the Dutch authors A.M. de Schipper and J.M. Janse made a limited edition in the Dutch language, which was sold out in a few weeks, but with the support of MSC Belgium they can offer you now the second edition in the English language.  The book contains more than 250 photographsin full colour and also includes the cruisehips of MSC's cruise department.  At the end of the book you find a fleet list with details about all the ships of Aponte's enormous fleet from 1970 till nowadays.  The book was printed in MSC's housecolours with a hard cover in an A4 standard format and has 110 pages. The really unique full colour pictures were taken by various maritime photographers and they will show you the variety of all the vessels, which have traded for the Swiss company in the past or are still sailing in 2003.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact the author at — Inkeloortstraat 6, 4411 AK Rilland, The Netherlands / Tel/Fax: 00-31-113-551980 / email to J.M. Janse at jacoto@zeelandnet.nl . 

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Merchant Ships of a Bygone Era: The Post-War Years


Author: William H. Miller,     ISBN: 0 9518656 7 6,   Ref: 8032,   Publisher: Carmania Press, 1997

This is a book of pure nostalgia.  It has been created as a pictorial parade of yesterday\'s shipping -- the liners, the passenger-cargo combinations, the freighters and tankers, and even some early specialist types.  It all covers the two or so decades after the Second World War.  136 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches.  Softcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Copies can be purchased direct from the author at “Bill Miller Cruises Everywhere”, 39 Green Valley Court, PO Box 1463, Secaucus, NJ 07096, U.S.A.   Check out website at http://www.billmilleratsea.com/current.cfm  for more details on availability and costs. Also available from most maritime-oriented booksellers.

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Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States 1790-1868 (The Lytle-Holdcamper List)


Author:  William M. Lytle, Forrest R. Holdcamper, C. Bradford Mitchell           ISBN: 0 913423 02 5,     Ref: 8077,        Publisher: Steamship Historical Society of America, 1952

PUBLISHED BY THE STEAMSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. This "Lytle-Holdcamper List" details every U.S. merchant steam vessel known to have existed prior to the start of the Government's annual listings in 1868.  Name, rig, official number, year and place of build, first home port and year and reason for removal from documentation are shown.  Includes all supplements. 322 pages. 8 inches x 10½ inches Hard cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Available from the Steamship Historical Society of America, 300 Ray Drive, Suite #4, Providence, RI 02906  USA. 

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Mersey Ports: Liverpool & Birkenhead


Author: Ian Collard                                                                               ISBN: 0 7524 2110 7,     Ref: 8129,     Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited, 2001

This book will appeal to shipping enthusiasts, as well as to all those with an interest in Britain\'s maritime heritage. 128 pages. 6½ inches x 9 inches. Softcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Check with your favourite bookseller for availability and prices. 

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Mersey Shipping - The Twilight Years


Author: Ian Collard                                                                              ISBN: 0 7524 1732 0,     Ref: 8141,     Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited, 2000

This is a book about life in a great maritime port of the 1960s, by WSS member Ian Collard. The twilight years of the 1960s were the last heyday of Liverpool\'s long maritime history and are captured in striking period pictures. 128 pages. 6½ inches x 9 inches,  Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Tempus Publishing Limited, The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QC, UK.  Available from most good maritime-oriented booksellers. 

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Mersey Shipping Memories


Author: Ian Collard,     ISBN: 978 1 902953 29 8,     Ref: 8715,     Publisher:  Bernard McCall

In series with Bristol Channel Shipping Memories, this all-colour album looks at Mersey shipping over the last 40 years.  Passenger liners, coasters, tugs, and tankers are featured but most attention is devoted to the magnificent classic cargo ships of companies such as Brocklebank, T & J Harrison, Clan Line, Bank Line, Port Line, Ellerman, Blue Funnel etc.  There are 80 pages of full-colour photographs in this hardback book.    THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Bernard McCall, For purchase information contact bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk or refer to website www.coastalshipping.co.uk   [09.2009]

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Mersey Shipping Remembered


Author: Ian Collard,     ISBN: 0 7524 2815 2,      Ref: 8411,     Publisher: Tempus Publishing, 2003

This book pays tribute to the commercial and industrial activity of the Mersey, bearing witness to the end of a chapter in the history of British Shipping and the Port of Liverpool.  This book is a record of a time of change and upheaval in the life of a maritime centre and one that will be remembered by everyone involved in the shipping and associated industries on Merseyside. 128 pages. 165 mm x 235 mm. Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Tempus Publishing Limited, The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QG, United Kingdom.    Web: www.tempus-publishing.com

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Milford Haven ... more than an oil port


Author: Derek E. Davies, Desmond G. Davies,     ISBN: 978 1 902953 31 1,     Ref: 8714,     Publisher: Bernard McCall

The construction of five oil terminals on the Milford Haven waterway in the mid-1900s made sure it would become well-known for the tanker trades which were generated by these terminals.  Since that time, a wide variety of other ships have used the waterway which will soon be used by lng tankers calling at the two new terminals being built in the area.  This book looks at the variety of shipping and is published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Milford Haven Port Authority which has sponsored the book.  Fully illustrated with two colour photographs on each page.  Hardback, A4 portrait format, 64 pages.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Bernard McCall, For purchase information contact bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk or refer to website www.coastalshipping.co.uk   [09.2009]

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Mit Weselmann ging es voran - Full Ahead with Weselman

Author: Gert Uwe Detlefsen,     ISBN: 3 928473 70 0,    Ref: 8363,    Publisher: Gert Uwe Detlefsen,

Mit Weselmann ging es voran describes the development and trade of the German Weselmann type of coaster which had been the first coaster design the allied forces allowed the Germans to build after WWII.  According to allied rules, newly-built vessels initially were not to exceed 100 feet in length.  The design which was given approval was that of the Hamburg-based engineer Adolf Weselmann who constructed a coaster of 290 grt / 420 dwt.  The book traces the histories of all 96 vessels of this type and outlines the role of these ships as pacemakers for modern European coastal shipping.  Text is in German.  The ship lists are easily understandable even for non-german speakers.  The books written and published by Gert Uwe Detlefsen are nenowned for the splendid choice of monochrome photographs and the exellent paper and printing quality.  Also reproduction of documents, technical drawings, etc. is excellent.  A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm), portrait format.  160 pages, with 263 photos, 23 drawings and reproduced documents, etc. Hard cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Available from the author at suggested retail price of € 39 (plus p&p).  Send order together with cash or money order only to Gert Uwe Detlefsen, Riihimäkistr. 38a, D-23795 Bad Segeberg, Germany or contact Ships in Focus Publications in the UK sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Modern Cruise Ships, 1965-1990: A Photographic Record


Author: William H. Miller      ISBN: 0 486 26753 9,    Ref: 8049,    Publisher: Dover Publications, 1992

The greatest of the modern cruise ships are superbly documented in this comprehensive text-and-photo tribute. Ocean liner enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike will enjoy comparing the design and many special features of over 100 ships, ranging from the venerable QUEEN OF BERMUDA to the imposing 73,000-ton SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS. 130 pages. 9 inches x 12 inches. Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Check out website at http://www.billmilleratsea.com/current.cfm  for more details on availability and costs. Also available from some maritime-oriented booksellers.

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Modern Cruise Ships from 1931 to 2008


Author: Fatih Takmakli,       ISBN: PB - 978 1 4363 4457 9 / HB - 978 1 4363 4458 6,     Ref: 8665,     Publisher: self-published, 2008

This book, which is the first in a series, contains photographs of over 130 cruise ships.  You will have the opportunity to learn about cruise lines, such as Carnival Cruises, Century Cruises, Norwegian Cruise, Royal Olympic Cruises and many more.  You will also be able to read about my journeys on three different cruises.  The book is a sensational addition to your collection.  In order to purchase this book, please visit   http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=46051                  102 pages. 8½ inches x 8½ inches.  Hardback and paper cover editions available.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  [GS - Jan 26, 2009] [02.2010]

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Modern Turkish Ships 


Author: Fatih Takmakli,        ISBN:  PB - 978 1 4363 8047 8 / HB 978 1 4363 8048 5,     Ref: 8666,     Publisher: self-published, 2009

This is the 3rd in a series of books by this author.  It contains more than 135 photographs, which are followed by technical data for each Turkish ship.  The photographed ships in this book are conventional passenger boats, conventional vehicle ferries, cruise ships, fast ferries, ferryboats, harbor motorboats, passenger ships, train ferries and yachts from Turkey.  You will find yourself in Cesme, Marmaris, Mersin, Istanbul and Izmir.  In addition, this book is a remarkable item for any ship lover's library.  While you read, you will join the author on his "coming-of-age" journey and Turkish ships.  In order to buy this book, please visit               http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore//bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=46045           THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  [GS - Apr 13, 2009] [02.2010]

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Mooie Schepen en Banen in de haven van Rotterdam


Author: Hans Roodenburg en Cees de Keijzer.      ISBN: 9789075353825,     Ref: 8750. Publisher: World Ship Society Rotterdam Branch

A look at the Port of Rotterdam - in Dutch only.  Waarde Branchleden en geachtre relaties, Hoewel onze vereniging pas op 13 april 2011 het tweede decennium in haar bestaan vol maakt, neemt dat neit weg dat ons onvolprezen Totterdam Branch Magazine in 2010 met de twintigste jaargang is vegonnen.

Available direct from the Rotterdam Branch of the World Ship Society.

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Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A complete visual reference


Author: David L. Williams,      ISBN: 1-86176-154-6,     Ref: 8766,     Publisher: Chatham Publishing, 2001

Comprehensive illustrated review of all naval and mercantile camouflage, confusion and deception colouring schemes of World Wars I and II, both of Allied and enemy forces, with details of patterns and colours used as well as descriptions of research and trials practices, standardisation of designs and colours, and methods of paint application.  256 pages.  295mm x 255mm (11.75 x 10 inches) portrait.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY.   [04.2011]

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Navvies, The (History of the General Steam Navigation Company)


Author: Norman L. Middlemiss                                                                ISBN: 1 871128 17 X,     Ref: 8143,     Publisher: Shield Publications Ltd., 1999

The General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd was the oldest shipping company in the world to start directly with sea-going steamships in 1821. The 'Navvies' - a term that referred to the men of the company as well as the ships - never owned a sailing ship in their 160-year history.  The author, WSS member Norman Middlemiss, has researched, written and published 20 such books covering well over 100 British shipping companies, in a major contribution to the understanding of the part that was played by this industry to the British economy over the last 200 years. 160 pages. 7 inches x 10 inches.  Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Shield Publications Ltd., PO Box 5, Low Fell, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 7YS, UK.  Available from most good maritime-oriented booksellers.

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Navy of the Nuclear Age 1947-2007, The


Author: Paul H. Silverstone,     ISBN: ???,     Ref: 8651,    Publisher,   2008

The Post-War Navy 1946-2002 Following the end of World War II, the Navy disposed of all its ships built prior to 1940 and almost all the merchant ships acquired during the war. In 1946 the Navy was composed of new ships with a considerable number completed in 1945 and 1946. A large number of amphibious vessels complemented the wide variety of auxiliaries.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. 

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Navy of World War II 1922-1947, The


Author: Paul H. Silverstone,     ISBN:  ???,    Ref: 8660,     Publisher: Routledge, 2008

During the 1920s amd 1930s many of the Navy's ships were laid up, rusting away at Navy yards, following the "war to end all wars".  The peacetime Navy carried out maneuvers and tried out war plans with its reduced active force.  The V class submarines and Northampton class cruisers were built in the late 1920s.  With the Depression and New Deal, construction of new aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and heavy and light cruisers was begun.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. 

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Nelson to Vanguard, Warship Design and Development 1923-1945

Author: D.K. Brown, RCNC,     ISBN: 1 86176 136 8,       Ref: 8212,       Publisher: Chatham Publishing, 2000

One of many books authored by WSS member David K. Brown which is genuinely outstanding with high academic value but are also accessible to the amateur.  David, who is genuinely recognised for his knowledge worldwide is to be congratulated for bringing the "mysteries" of warship design and development to non-technical layman.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.   Contact your favourite bookseller for availability and prices.

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NEVASA: British India's Centenary Ship


Author:           ISBN: 978 0 9531082 1 3,     Ref: 8690,     Publisher: The SS Uganda Trust

The third NEVASA was BI's largest ship and was launched at Barclay Curle's yard on the Clyde in November 1955.  She set out on her maiden voyage from Southampton in July 1956 and set a new standard for trooping, but sadly her life as a troopship was short.  The end of national service and the fact that troops were being increasingly transported around the world by air meant that NEVASA was made redundant after only six years.  In 1962 the government contract was terminated and the ship was laid up on the River Fal in Cornwall.

After a long lay-up, BI finally decided to convert NEVASA to an educational cruise ship.  The work was carried out at the Silley Cox yard in Falmouth and NEVASA finally set out on her first educational cruise in 1965 working alongside the already successful DUNERA and DEVONIA.  In 1968 the converted UGANDA was introduced to replace the two ageing ships and NEVASSA and UGANDA worked together until 1974.  Fuel prices had increased alarmingly and BI had a difficult decision to make, but it was agreed that NEVASA should go.  UGANDA was the older of the two, but she was the more economical to operate.  Sadly NEVASA was sold to breakers in Taiwan, where she arrived early in 1975.

This book describes in detail the two lives of NEVASA and much of the information is anecdotal, supplied by people who worked on the ship or were passengers.  Many of the ship's company had kept detailed diaries, providing invaluable information.  The SS Uganda Trust has produced a unique study of a ship and way of life that is no more.  It will also appeal to thsoe interested in shipbuilding and the history of trooping.  Hardback, w/dust jacket, 297mm x 210mm, 370 pages.  Over 300 b/w illustrations, over 50 colour illustrations.  For availability and costs, contact the Trust at SSNEVASA@aol.com or write to SS Uganda Trust, Tether's End, Old London Road, Rawreth, Wickford, Essex SS11 8UE, United Kingdom.     [09.2009]

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New Navy 1883-1922, The


Author: Paul H. Silverstone,     ISBN: ???,     Ref: 8650,       Publisher: Routledge, 2006

The New Navy 1883-1922, the third volume of the definitive U.S. Navy Warship Series, chronicles the mighty vessels that marked the arrival of the modern day Navy. This period of unprecedented technological growth and national expansion saw radical innovations in naval warfare with the first appearance of the submarine, destroyer, and aircraft carrier. These drastic improvements in their naval warships helped establish the U.S. as a formidable force in international relations as it exercised its naval might in the Spanish-American War, the annexation of Hawaii, and World War I. Featuring all the ships to characterize this crucial era, including the Maine and those that part in the triumphant voyage of the “Great White Fleet.” The New Navy stands as a resource of incomparable value. This book provides basic information about the ships which served in the US Navy during and before World War I, including the Spanish-American War. At the end of the war, the United States Navy had become the second most powerful naval force in the world behind the British Royal Navy. Faced with the rising naval power of Japan, the United States was building and had projected even larger and more powerful ships. This naval race ended with the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. When contrasted with the small collection of obsolete ships of which the Navy consisted in 1883, it can be seen that a truly remarkable renaissance had taken place. This book gives details and information of all the ships of the United States Navy of this period, as well as the Coast Guard, Lighthouse Service and other government departments.

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New York Harbor Book, The


Author: Francis J. Duffy, William Miller,     ISBN: 0 931474 34 5,     Ref: 8194,     Publisher:              

The New York Harbour Book voyages past every landfall, historical or eographical, in the world's greatest port.  The reader could not pick up two better pilots than Frank Duffy and BIll Miller to navigate these waters in their craft, laden down to the mark in facts about the harbor as it is and as it was, all secured with affectionate reminiscence and often pungent observation. 208 pages. 7 inches x 10 inches. Softcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.

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New York Shipping


Author: William H. Miller,     ISBN: 0 9518656 3 3,    Ref: 8033,    Publisher: Carmania Press, 1994

A photographic treatment of New York Harbor and its ships. 96 pages. hundreds of exceptional black and white photographs. 8½ inches x 11 inches.  Softcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY .  Copies can be purchased direct from the author at “Bill Miller Cruises Everywhere”, 39 Green Valley Court, PO Box 1463, Secaucus, NJ 07096, U.S.A.   Check out website at http://www.billmilleratsea.com/current.cfm  for more details on availability and costs. Also available from most maritime-oriented booksellers.

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New Zealand and Federal Lines


Author: John Clarkson, Roy Fenton,     ISBN: 0 9521179 5 7,     Ref: 8137,    Publisher: Ships in Focus Publications, 1995

One of series of fine books. A4 format. 88 pages.  Hard cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Available from maritime-oriented booksellers or from "Ships in Focus Publications", 18 Franklands, Longton, Preston PR4 5PD, UK / e-mail: sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Niagara's Shipbuilding Heritage


Author: Skip Gillham,     ISBN: 0 8684341 1 8,     Ref: 8258,      Publisher: Genaden Press,  1999

This 22-page booklet provides a brief history of the many shipbuilders in the Niagara area of Ontario.  Well known builders such as Louis Shickluna, the Muir Brothers and the modern Port Weller Dry Docks are covered as are the lesser known individuals and companies that built wooden or steel vessels from 1928 to 1999.    Out of Print.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.   Out of Print.   Published by Glenaden Press of Vineland, ON.

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Ninety Years of the Ramsey Steamship Co Ltd   (A Ships in Focus Fleet History)


Author: Edward Gray, Roy Fenton,     ISBN: 1 901703 50 9,     Ref: 8415,     Publisher: Ships in Focus Publications, 2003

The title tells it all. 48 pages. A4 format. Soft cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.  Published by Ships in Focus Publications, sales@shipsinfocus.co.uk

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Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970 Vol. I     (History-Fleet-Ship Mails)


Author: Edwin Drechsel (with foreword by Arnold Kludas)                             ISBN: 1 895590 08 6,     Ref: 8132,    Publisher: Cordillera Publishing,  1994

This is the first of two volumes of Edwin Drechsel's definitive and valuable work on the Norddeutscher Lloyd and is informative in the true sense of the word.  It goes into valuable details, such as naming ships and captains of new services, and their exploits.  It has some remarkable pictures never seen elsewhere. 472 pages.  Large siz portrait format 9 inches x 11 inches. Hard cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Considered out of print, but check with maritime-oriented booksellers or contact Cordillera Books at 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC  V6P 4W7  Canada / Tel: (604) 261-1695 / Fax: (604) 266-4469 / e-mail:  richbook@shaw.ca    [09.2009]

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Norddeutscher Lloyf Bremen 1857-1970 Vol. II (History-Fleet-Ship Mails)


Author: Edwin Drechsel (with foreword by Arnold Kludas)                              ISBN: 1 895590 14 0,     Ref: 8133,  Publisher: Cordillera Publishing, 1995

This is the second of two volumes of Edwin Drechsel's definitive and valuable work on the Norddeutscher Lloyd and is informative in the true sense of the word.  It goes into valuable details, such as naming ships and captains of new services, and their exploits.  It has some remarkable pictures never seen elsewhere. 678 pages.  Large size portrait format 9 inches x 11 inches. Hard cover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Considered out of print, but check with maritime-oriented booksellers or contact Cordillera Books at 102-8708 French Street, Vancouver, BC  V6P 4W7  Canada / Tel: (604) 261-1695 / Fax: (604) 266-4469 / e-mail:   richbook@shaw.ca    [04.2009]

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NORMANDIE - Liner of Legend


Author: Clive Harvey,     ISBN: 0 7524 2139 5,     Ref: 8192,     Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited, 2001

On an icy cold day in February 1942, while undergoing conversion into a troopship, the former French Line flagship, NORMANDIE the most glamorous liner ever to sail the North Atlantic, was destroyed by fire and a legend was born.  Authored by WSS member Clive Harvey. 96 pages. 9½ inches x 9 inches. Softcover.  THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Tempus Publishing Limited, The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QG, UK.  Available from all good booksellers.