Nitrate Boats, The (Lawther, Latta & Co., Ltd.)

Often known as the Anglo Line, the Nitrate Producers S.S. Co. Ltd. was managed by Lawther, Latta & Co. Ltd., London, from its birth in 1895 until wound up in 1943. A well-known and highly respected tramp company, they were closely associated with the Chilean nitrate trade, having been founded with the blessing of Colonel J.T. North, the “Nitrate King”. In addition to a history of the company, and associated fleets, the account reviews the history of the South American nitrate trade, the controversial career of the “Nitrate King” and the development of artificial nitrates. Other areas examined, due to Lawther and Latta involvement, include Yukon gold, the loss of the TITANIC and the later career of Captain Lord of the CALIFORNIAN, and Merchant Navy Victoria Crosses. This 111-page, A5 soft cover book contains over 80 photographs and a full fleet list.

Authors: David Burrell
ISBN: 0-905617-77-0
Publication Date: Jan 1996
Member’s price: £1+p&p (£1.53 UK, £4.00 EU & Rest of the World)
Non-member’s price: £1.50+p&p (£1.53 UK, £4.00 EU & Rest of the World)

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