1st.ed., 1930. (V) + 398 pp., many photo-plates, line drawings, silhouettes, plans, etc., (some fldg.). Red cloth ; gilt. 25 x 18cm. Extremities of binding worn. Externally GOOD. Internally V.G. During 1930 and 1931 the Liverpool shipping newspaper The Journal of Commerce published bound copies of A. C. Hardy's articles that had appeared in the newspaper during that particular year, in this instance 1930. During the middle of the inter-war era the development of ever larger motor vessels was one of the chief advances in merchant shipping and over the course of 51 chapters, this aspect is explored. Includes The newest Dutch liners and Alfred Holt's new 49,200-ton motorships. Important new diesel liners and cargo ships. Sir Frederick Lewis and surplus tonnage. The AMERIKA, a large single-screw liner. The latest Trans-Pacific motorships. The first triple-screw motorship TUSCAN STAR. Rotterdam-Lloyd's new motor liner BALOERAN. Dutch liner JOHAN VAN OLDENBARNEVELT. Union-Castle's new liner, DUNBAR CASTLE. New Irish Sea ferry INNISFALLEN. NYKs TERUKUNI MARU. Maiden voyage of Cunard-White Star's M/V BRITANNIC. Bergen Line's new twin-funnel passenger liner S/S VENUS. Whale Factory Ships. Union-Castle's new WINCHESTER CASTLE. New cargo liners for NZSC. Coastwise tankers. Launch of PSNCs REINA DEL PACIFICO. KNSMs new COLOMBIA. Germany's new 'Monte' class of liners and her laid-up tonnage. NZSC's OTAIO. The tanker question. French Motorshipping policy. Newest River Plate motorships, etc., etc. SCARCE.