Scrap And Build

An important and fascinating A5-size book for anyone interested in ships and shipping in the immediate pre-war years. It describes the attempts made by government to aid the depressed British shipping industry in the 1930s — both the “Scrap and Build” scheme introduced in 1935 and the Shipping Loan scheme of 1939. There is much historical background to the schemes, an assessment of their success and much additional information in 10 appendices. A major part of “Scrap and Build” comprises full details and careers of ships built under the schemes, listed by owners, and details of the vessels scrapped – many of which were bought for the purpose from overseas. There are also 70 photographs, many of considerable historical interest.

Authors: D.C.E. Burrell
ISBN: 0-905617-29-0
Publication Date: December 1983
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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