BLUE STAR LINE. A RECORD OF SERVICE, 1939-1945.

Taffrail (Captain Taprell Dorling, DSO, RN).


£50.00




1st.ed., Privately Printed, 1948. 159 + xiii pp., 5 photo-plates & 2 maps (1 fldg.). Blue cloth ; gold lettering & gold/cold. houseflag to front cover. 22 x 16cm. Head of spine worn o/w V.G. The war record of Blue Star Line from 1939 to 1945, a Company that entered the conflict with a fine fleet of 38 passenger liners and cargo vessels. During the six years of conflict that followed, Blue Star lost 29 ships including their entire handsome passenger fleet. Down with these vessels went 646 seamen including 11 masters, 47 navigating officers and 88 engineers. This book tells their story and the acts of sacrifice and bravery behind the stark figures. Appendices list the ships and men lost ; the Honours awarded ; and details of the few vessels that survived enemy aggression. A second edition of this work was published in 1973, this is the original edition of 1948 published privately by the Company.


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