1st.ed., 1957. 239 + 984 pp. Blue decorated cloth; gilt. 21 x 14cm. V.G. The 55th year of publication, this book reflects the state of not only shipbuilding and marine engineering activity more than fifty years ago, but also the state of the Merchant Navy as well as foreign fleets, as the Directory contains Fleet Lists. In addition information includes shipping company’s Managers, Head Office address, Chairman and Directors etc., Naval Architects, Loading Berths in the UK and overseas, Passenger and Cargo Services, etc. Today the book serves as a useful source of reference with its lists of international shipowners and their fleets, and the lists of shipbuilders, marine engineers and dry dock owners. The Directory contains other information and has both an extensive Ship Index and Personal Index. BRITISH & FOREIGN SHIPOWNERS, SHIPBUILDERS, MARINE ENGINEERS & MERCHANT FLEETS IN 1957.