SAILING SHIPS OF IRELAND. A BOOK FOR LOVERS OF SAIL, BEING A RECORD OF IRISH SAILING SHIPS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

Anderson, Ernest B.


£65.00




Dublin, Morris & Co., 1st.ed., 1951. Xv + 303 pp., 41 photo-plates. Green cloth gilt. 22 x 14cm. Address stamp to (blank) front free endpaper ; slight wear to extremities of binding, o/w V.G. Bookplate. The history, career and fate of Irish square-riggers in the 19th century, a post-war Irish account rich in anecdote and fact. Divided into three parts, Part I covers Shipowners in Sail and includes chapters on Belfast Shipping (with many owners), The Belfast Colonial Clippers, and Belfast Coolie Ships. Also Cory's "Irish Stars", Dixon's "Lord Line", Samuel Lawther's Fleet, William Porter & Sons, Dublin Shipping, Dublin Sailing Colliers (many owners). Also Richard Martin & Co., the "Bertie Mills" of Skerries, Cork Shipping (many owners), Cork West Indiamen, and Cork Sailing Colliers ; Londonderry Shipping, McCorkell's Emigrant Ships, Mitchell's "Foyle Line", and Dickie's "Maiden City Line". The author continues with Waterford Shipping (many owners), Limerick Shipping, Wexford Shipping, Sligo Shipping, and finally Arklow, the last Irish stronghold of sail. Part II covers Paddle Steamer Owners. They include City of Dublin S.P. Co., the Dublin-London route, City of Cork S.P. Co., Drogheda S.P. Co., the Galway Line, and various other Steam Packet Companies. Part III Shipbuilding Companies, covers Irish shipbuilders in Belfast, Cork, Londonderry, and Waterford. Also Walpole & Webb of Dublin, Paul Rodgers of Carrickfergus, and various small craft builders. In addition the appendices list various fleets, plus a list of the last Irish sailing vessels, 55 in all, owned between 1915 and 1945. Illustrated with 41 photographs, this is a detailed account of Irish sailing vessels with, to a lesser extent, the early steam packet companies and Irish shipbuilders.


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