The Shipping Revolution – The Modern Merchant Ship


This follows the story of commercial shipping from 1960 to 1992. One of the major types of merchant ship to appear in this period was the super tanker with giants like the 1135ft long Universe Ireland weighing in at 325,000 dwt. Another development was the emergence of the cruise liner and the launching of ships like the 73,937 grt Majesty of the Sea. At the smaller end of the spectrum the book covers coasters, cross channel ferries, offshore support vessels, ice breakers and modern trawlers. People quite often think that it is just warships that have undergone major changes since WWII but as can be seen from this book their civilian sisters have also gone through a period of major changes

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