Looking Back At Traditional Cargo Ships

Book of the month Publisher: Coastal Shipping ISBN: 978-1-902953-69-4

by Andrew Wiltshire

In this world of container ships and bulk carriers, the traditional cargo ship in 2015 is now but a distant memory on our oceans. This book will bring back many happy memories, especially for those readers who were lucky enough to sail on or work with traditional cargo ships.

The traditional cargo ship has been gradually phased out over the last fifty years or so by the modern efficiencies of containerisation and carriage of goods in bulk. For the purpose of this book, a traditional cargo ship is defined as a drycargo vessel that has cargo accommodation both forward and aft of its machinery space. Therefore, this book covers cargo ships that are termed mid-ships layout, three-quarters aft layout and also those with a split superstructure. The book looks at cargo liners, former cargo liners and tramp ships in service under a wide variety of flags. Some ships date back as far as 1914 and some of the classic designs that appeared through to the early 1980s are also covered.

This, in the latest in the ‘Looking Back’ series, is an excellent book backed up with some high quality colour photographs and I would very highly recommend it to our readers.

Published by:
Coastal Shipping
400 Nore Road
BS20 8EZ
e-mail: bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk
Tel: 01275 846178


Hardback: 195mm x 241mm, 80 pp illustrated

Price: £17



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