WSS, Kendal, 1st.ed., 1989. 196 pp., cold. frontis., 4 other cold. plates (1 fldg.), cold. map e.p.’s, & profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, etc. D.j., 30 x 21cm. FINE. Published on the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Port of Hamburg, this book provides the history and Fleet List of one of that port’s most prestigious shipping lines : Hamburg South America, founded in 1871. The detailed Fleet List includes passenger liners, cargo ships, tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, tugs, lighters, launches and other small craft. Includes Argentine flag vessels, vessels owned under foreign flags, ships owned or managed together with the Governments of Tonga and Western Samoa, chartered vessels, ships ordered but not commissioned, and ships managed for the German Government 1938-1945. Profusely illustrated with photographs, coloured drawings, etc.