Another excellent work from Amadeus and its authors/photographers. I have a healthy collection of Amadeus works and the images, quality and captions are superb. This acquisition, was an Amazon temptation. On buying another book, this plus several others popped up. I was overjoyed with this book as it had images of several ships, I have connections with. Panaghia P, page 37, dad was chief engineer on her when she was the Pinto. Zelengora p 47, dad was 2nd engineer on her, when she was the Bristol City. Germania ex Kittiwake, p 50. Dad was a second and chief…
Nostalgic look back at traditional cargo vessels. A wonderful selection of photos of what cargo vessels looked like before the ugly ‘Box boats’ arrived, with full histories with each vessel.If you were at sea in the 1950s, 60s & 70s or just an enthusiast of ships of that era, then you are sure to enjoy this book.
this book brought back many happy (and some sad) memories of a time when Britain … As a marine engineerof a certain age, this book brought back many happy (and some sad) memories of a time when Britain had a Merchant Navy to be proud of. These were the type of ship I mainly sailed on and the advent of containerisation drove me ashore. They spent a long time in port so that we actually managed to see something of the places we visited.The book itself is well presented and the photographs are excellent; if only I had taken my camera on more trips!Highly recommended…
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