Everard Of Greenhithe

F.T. Everard and Sons Ltd. was one of the biggest names in British and European coastal shipping, with a fleet of over 450 owned, managed and chartered craft, including sailing, steam and motor ships plus tugs and harbour craft. This new edition of Everard’s history and fleet list takes the story to its conclusion with the company’s sale to Fishers of Barrow in 2006. Expanded and completely brought up to date, the book includes all ships bought since the first edition was published in 1991. Ship’s histories have been updated to 2017, and wherever possible new and improved photographs have been included, many of them in colour. Significant additions are sections on commercially-managed and time-chartered ships, all of which are illustrated. Written by a former Marine Superintendent of the company, the history gives a unique insight into the running of a diverse and successful coasting fleet. Its founder was a barge builder turned owner and through three further generations of family control it grew to have an unrivalled fleet of steam and motor-driven dry cargo craft and tankers, plus a significant tug fleet. From a base at Greenhithe on the Thames, which had its own repair facilities, Everard traded round Europe and sometimes beyond. “Everard of Greenhithe” has 288 A4 pages dealing with 479 vessels, the majority illustrated in colour or black and white. There are four pages of flag and funnel drawings of specimen ships, and a comprehensive index. This new edition does justice to one of the United Kingdom’s best-known and much-missed coaster fleets.

Authors: Ken Garrett
ISBN: 978-0-9560769-5-3.
Publication Date: 2018
Member’s price: Members price: £30+p&p (£3.20 UK, £12.80 EU & Rest of the World)
Non-member’s price: Non-members price: £36 (£3.20 UK, £12.80 EU & Rest of the World)

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