Smith, B.


1st. ed., 1984. 128 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs & line drawings. D.j., 24 x 18cm. FINE. Merchant ship design since the end of WWII has undergone a greater revolution than at any time in maritime history. Today's merchant ships are far more specialized than hitherto ; more advanced in technology ; constructed from a greater variety of materials ; larger than before 1945 ; and yet manned by fewer seamen. The author examines this revolution, not least the change from conventional cargo handling to containerization. He looks at every type of vessel from passenger liners to cargo ships ; car ferries to tugs. Illustrated with many photographs and line drawings. REVOLUTION IN MERCHANT SHIP DESIGNED SINCE THE END OF THE WAR.

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