1st.ed., 1963. 559 pp., frontis + 158 other external-view plates, 5 posters and 15 interior & general-view plates (chiefly photographs). D.j., 22 x 15cm. V.G. An important and detailed survey of all British passenger liners – more than 1,300 vessels – that have plied the world’s oceans from 1838 to 1963. This definitive and exhaustive catalogue of ships provides a biography of each vessel and is divided into five main geographical sections : Indian Ocean, North Atlantic, South Atlantic & Caribbean, South Pacific & North Pacific. It includes ships from P&O, Orient, British India, Anchor, Ellermans, Union-Castle, Blue Funnel, Henderson, Bibby, Aberdeen, Lund’s Blue Anchor, White Star, Shaw Savill, Federal, Cunard, Inman, Guion, Dominion, Red Star, Leyland, Allan, Beaver, Canadian Pacific, Furness, Donaldson, Royal Mail, Bermuda-Atlantic, Rennie, Bullard & King, Elder Dempster, Yeoward, PSNC, NZSC, and many other shipping lines. In addition there are seven Appendices covering house-flags, P&O ships, stations, branch lines, Royal Mail Steam Packet’s services in 1888, steerage travel, and obsolete place-names. This is the author’s finest work in which he amassed a considerable wealth of information on British shipowners and ocean liners. An essential work of reference illustrated with almost 190 photographs and other illustrations.