1st.ed., 1986. Xiv + 178 pp., over 100 photo-ills + 30 line drawings. D.j., 24 x 18cm. FINE. The post-war years of the Shaw Savill Line saw the opening of new routes and the construction of some of its finest ships, notably the revolutionary-designed passenger liners SOUTHERN CROSS and NORTHERN STAR. Unfortunately it was also an era of general decline in world shipping, and Britain’s entry into Europe brought an end to Shaw Savill’s traditional and lucrative links with the Australian and New Zealand trades. Written by a former engineer of the Company, he traces the post-war fortunes which by 1985 had reduced a great fleet from 35 ships to just 1. Over 100 photographs and 30 line drawings.