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.

Of Ships and Seamen

Author: J. E. Taylor

Title: Of Ships and Seamen


First Published by: Williams & Norgate Ltd


Format: HC

Date: 1949



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