An early post-war survey of merchant ships and shipping in which the author examines ship construction and describes the many and varied types of merchant ships then in service: mail boats, cargo ships, tramp steamers, tankers, short-sea traders, coasters, whalers, etc. In addition he describes the more specialized vessels: deep-sea trawlers, rescue ships, salvage vessels, life-boats, pilot vessels, tugs, sailing barges, Trinity House tenders, etc.
Author: J. E. Taylor
Title: Of Ships and Seamen
First Published by: Williams & Norgate Ltd