Cory Towage

This A4 hardback is a very readable 224-page account of a major British tug company and is illustrated with some 300 photographs The Rea family started as coal merchants in 1872 and 25 years hence were owners of colliers, barges and tugs. They went from strength to strength and were taken over by William Cory & Sons after the First World War and then focused on the business of tugs, barges and bunkering. The Rea name stood with towage operations until 1970 and becoming Cory Ship Towage the greatly expanded business with company acquisitions also finally absorbed the associated Rea name on Merseyside two decades later. Their impressive tug fleet has ranged from small barge tugs at the end of the 19th century to the ultra modern highly sophisticated tugs as the 21st century dawned. There are three sections detailing vessels owned, managed and chartered together with subsidiary and associated companies. Cory Towage evolved into a major international player until its sale to Dutch owned Wijsmuller at the beginning of 2000. This A4 volume includes a barge overview, numerous cameos, full coloured flags and funnels on the end papers and an eight-page colour photo section.

Authors: W.J. Harvey
ISBN: 0-905617-93-2
Publication Date: May 2000
Member’s price: £5+p&p (£3.20 UK, £11.65 EU & Rest of the World)
Non-member’s price: £7.50+p&p (£3.20 UK, £11.65 EU & Rest of the World)

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