Coasters

Coasters

Mitchell,W H and Sawyer, L A, The Empire Ships, Lloyd's of London Press, Colchester, I990. Moojen,Wil|em H, Zwervend van Kust naar Kust. ... Somner, Graeme,'London Scottish Lines Ltd, Leith', Ships in Focus Record 27 (2004), I42—9.

Author: Roy Fenton

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781848320871

Category: History

Page: 192

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John Masefield’s ‘dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting through the Channel in the mad March days’ has become a ship type of universal appeal, both for its simple, functional beauty and its faithful toil before the advent of universal road haulage. In this new book a collection of more than 300 photographs has been drawn together to tell the story of the development of the steam and diesel coasters, which originated mainly in the UK and the Netherlands. The term ‘coaster’ embraces a huge range of types including the steam colliers, the puffers, packets, steam flats and lighters mainly designed for inland seas, then the ubiquitous steam coaster itself, built in large numbers for use around British shores but also further afield in every corner of the world. Coastal tankers and other specialist types like chemical and cement carriers also evolved. As well as the details of the ships themselves, the book covers cargo handling and stowing, machinery, the coastal trades, the owners and builders and, not least, the crews and their jobs and their lives at sea. A hugely evocative and illuminating book to delight and inform ship enthusiasts everywhere.
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Sea Breezes

Sea Breezes

Roger Jordan h / b 624 pages £ 30.00 RMS ST HELENA and the South Atlantic Islands Robert A Wilson Experiences of her radio officer 128pp plus 16 page colour section s / b £ 14.99 SHIPS IN FOCUS John & Marion Clarkson 18 , Franklands ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133486378

Category: Shipping

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Ships Monthly

Ships Monthly

59.95 The Sea Chart : History of Nautical Maps £ 30.00 Ships in Focus Record : Latest issue £ 7.00 Solent : Creeks , Craft & Cargoes ( Langley ) £ 16.95 Submarine Warfare .... 54 min DVD £ 7.95 Waterline : Images From the Golden Age of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015065061742

Category: Ships

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From Ship s Cook to Baronet

From Ship s Cook to Baronet

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Glamorgan Record Office (hereafter GRO), DRBS/1/8, statutory shipping ... see Harold Appleyard, 'Ropner trunkdeck steamers', Ships in Focus Record,1/2, 83–91 and 1/3, 154–9.

Author: David Jenkins

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783162574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of ‘rags to riches’ - starting life as a deck-hand and ship’s cook sailing from his native Appledore in 1870, he was a master mariner at the age of twenty-two and subsequently commanded many of the fine sailing ships owned by Hugh Hogarth & Sons of Glasgow. A long-cherished ambition to become a shipowner was eventually realised in 1906 when he acquired his first steamship, City of Cardiff. The venture prospered and nine vessels were owned on the eve of the First World War. He subsequently showed great entrepreneurial initiative during the depression, acquiring motor vessels and establishing new trade routes. He is also remembered as a great philanthropist, particularly through his association with the National Museum of Wales – during his term as treasurer (1925-28) and president (1928-32), he restored the museum’s faltering finances and enabled the construction of the it’s east wing which is now so integral a part of Cardiff’s dignified civic centre. His establishment of the Reardon Smith Nautical School in Cardiff in 1921 was another notable achievement; this school provided an opportunity for aspiring deck officers to learn the essential skills appropriate to their chosen careers. He also funded hospital developments in Cardiff and Bideford, and endowed the chair of geography at Exeter University. At the time of his death in December 1935, fulsome tributes were paid to him both by his fellow shipowners and by the principals of those organisations which had benefitted from his generosity; many of those who live in south Wales and the West country today still enjoy that legacy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ships in Focus Record 27

Ships in Focus Record 27

Elder Dempster's Explorer Class; London Scottish Lines Ltd; Leith; Spying on Spain: Part 1; Wavecrest; The Paint Man Cometh; Pendennis Steamship Co Ltd; Rough Weather Photographer; Oxford to Karachi -- Ellerman Turbine Steamers; The ...

Author: Ships In Focus Publications

Publisher: Ships in Focus Publications

ISBN: 1901703738

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Page: 192

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Elder Dempster's Explorer Class; London Scottish Lines Ltd; Leith; Spying on Spain: Part 1; Wavecrest; The Paint Man Cometh; Pendennis Steamship Co Ltd; Rough Weather Photographer; Oxford to Karachi -- Ellerman Turbine Steamers; The Poseidon Six.
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Ships in Focus

Ships in Focus

PLM Colliers 12 to 27; Herring & Caviar to Canada; A Country Ship; Fred Olsen Cruise Ships; Tanker to Ferry: Part 2; Photographers Paradise; Bank Line: Part 2; Aberdeen Scenes; Includes 16 pages of colour photographs.

Author: John Clarkson

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ISBN: 1901703150

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Page: 128

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PLM Colliers 12 to 27; Herring & Caviar to Canada; A Country Ship; Fred Olsen Cruise Ships; Tanker to Ferry: Part 2; Photographers Paradise; Bank Line: Part 2; Aberdeen Scenes; Includes 16 pages of colour photographs.
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The Rise Fall and Liquidation of Africa s Pioneer Carriers Nigerian National Shipping Line and Black Star Line

The Rise  Fall and Liquidation of Africa s Pioneer Carriers  Nigerian National Shipping Line and Black Star Line

Part 1", Ships in Focus Record 41, November 2008, 20. 9 M. Huchet, "Economic Parameters of ... Young, West African Agent, 9. This was started by Elder Dempster Line in various West African countries 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 21.

Author: Edmund Chilaka

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346074324

Category: History

Page: 329

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2015 in the subject History - Africa, grade: 5, University of Lagos (Department of History and Strategic Studies), course: Economic History, language: English, abstract: This study is a comparison of the circumstances which led to the founding, operation, fall and liquidation of Nigeria’s and Ghana’s first national carriers. They emerged as part of the anti-colonial struggles by nationalist leaders in both countries to establish a supportive economic base for the impending flag independence of the heady 1960s in Africa. The carriers exemplify strong waves of economic nationalism. The thesis interrogates the success or otherwise of such policies and aids a pedagogical understanding of typical liquidation processes of failed state-owned shipping lines in the continent and elsewhere. Maritime traders with a focus on West Africa or Africa as well as students of social change and development would find that the study supplies insightful information to understand a thorny subject enmeshed in the politics of newly-independent, poverty-stricken, multi-ethnic societies grappling with the problems of mass illiteracy, lack of social amenities, violent partisan politics and poor human development indices. The study presents primary and secondary data, inclusive of archival information from London and Liverpool maritime repositories, the interviews of actors who participated in the real-life administration and operation of the carriers until their liquidation bring home the palpable empathy for seafarers, master mariners, engineers or radio officers who sailed to Abidjan, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Takoradi, Tema, Freetown, Warri or Bioco for over forty years aboard the ships of the two carriers and took care of sailor-families in different locales along the Dakar-Luanda range.
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The Ship of Dreams

The Ship of Dreams

... when they announced their intention to focus on comfort, size, and safety in lieu of speed, and their tactic had ... were often erased by the cost of the extra fuel consumption needed to maintain the liner's record.27 In contrast, ...

Author: Gareth Russell

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501176739

Category: History

Page: 448

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This original and “meticulously researched retelling of history’s most infamous voyage” (Denise Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author) uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift modernity brought to the Western world. “While there are many Titanic books, this is one readers will consider a favorite” (Voyage). In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury—first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era. Writing in his signature elegant prose and using previously unpublished sources, deck plans, journal entries, and surviving artifacts, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of these first-class travelers to immerse us in a time of unprecedented change in British and American history. Through their intertwining lives, he examines social, technological, political, and economic forces such as the nuances of the British class system, the explosion of competition in the shipping trade, the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule Crisis, and the Jewish-American immigrant experience while also recounting their intimate stories of bravery, tragedy, and selflessness. Lavishly illustrated with color and black and white photographs, this is “a beautiful requiem” (The Wall Street Journal) in which “readers get the story of this particular floating Tower of Babel in riveting detail, and with all the wider context they could want” (Christian Science Monitor).
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The Mariner s Mirror

The Mariner s Mirror

In particular it offers a powerful critique of The Ship that Stood Still by Leslie Reade . ... SHIPS IN FOCUS RECORD : Issue Number 1 Edited by Roy FENTON & JOHN CLARKSON Ships in Focus Publications ( copies available from J. & M.

Author: Roger Charles Anderson

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ISBN: UOM:39015081883442

Category: Great Britain

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American Music Librarianship

American Music Librarianship

Includes the use of records and tape recorders; focus appears to be on public libraries. _____ and Farrell, Elizabeth J. ... Also published in Retail Bookseller 55 (May 1952): 23–26; (June 1952): 29–31; (July 1952): 27–29. Raben, Erik.

Author: Carol June Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135476403

Category: Music

Page: 398

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Music