Middlemiss, Norman L. & Haws, Duncan.


Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1st thus, 2002. 160 pp., 100 profiles. Pict. c.c., 23 x 16cm. FINE. Duncan Haws first dealt with Alfred Holt's fleet in No. 6 in his Merchant Fleets series, in 1984. Here he joins forces with Norman Middlemiss to produce a new edition of the Blue Funnel fleet ; the most highly regarded fleet of merchant ships in the Merchant Navy of the 20th century. Sailing from Liverpool and Birkenhead to Far Eastern ports, their tall blue funnels with black topping were once a familiar sight on the Mersey. In this revised and up-dated edition, the full careers are given of Holt's fast cargo liners and Barber Blue Sea ro-ro/container ships, as well as their tankers and bulk carriers. Over 350 ships are described, illustrated with 100 profile drawings. An essential work of reference. FINE copy.

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