1st.ed., Southampton, 1956. 266 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs & plans. D.j., 23 x 15cm. Some wear & tear to dust jacket o/w V.G. An early issue in a very popular series begun by Adlard Coles in 1953, this book, illustrated with almost 200 photographs and plans, records every merchant ship of 1,000 gross tons and over completed during the year 1955. Includes every type of vessel from ocean passenger liners to ocean cargo freighters; ocean tankers to bulk carriers. Ships built in 1955 include SOUTHERN CROSS, IVERNIA, MANXMAN, HUBERT, ESCALANTE, KHUZISTAN, PORT SYDNEY, OWERRI, FERNVALLEY, MATURATA, TIDE AUSTRAL, KOREAN BEAR, TILDA DAN, ISRAEL, CHENGTU, SALERNUM, KISOHARU MARU, BARON GLENCONNER, ANATOLIAN, etc., etc. MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD BUILT IN 1955.