MERCHANT FLEETS (38) : FURNESS, WITHY'S MANCHESTER LINERS, HOULDERS, ALEXANDER, PRINCE & RIO CAPE LINES.

Haws, Duncan.


£35.00




Hereford, 1st.ed., 2000. 284 pp., 307 scale profile drawings. Pict. c.c., 21 x 15cm. FINE. After 1919, when the Furness family withdrew, the emphasis on the group concentrated on the self-contained subsidiaries with their own livery, houseflag and autonomous management. This volume covers these celebrated fleets - each a significant shipping company in its own right - with a brief history of each subsidiary and technical data and career history of 622 ships in total, illustrated with 307 scale profiles covering some 580 steamers in all. Includes the fleets of Manchester Liners, Prince Line, Houlder Brothers, Alexander Shipping Co., British & Argentine Steam Navigation, British Empire Steam Navigation, Rio-Cape Lines, Warwick Tankers, Empire Transport Co., etc.


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