PADDY HENDERSON. A HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH SHIPPING FIRM OF P. HENDERSON & COMPANY AND OTHER ENTERPRISES WHICH SPRANG FROM THEIR INIATIVE AND SPIRIT OF MARITIME ADVENTURE, 1834-1961.

Laird, Dorothy.


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Geo Outram, Glasgow & London, 1st.ed., 1961. 230 pp., frontis (cold.), + 11 photo-plates (1 fldg.) & chapter-heads & drawings by J. C. Burnie. D.j., 23 x 15cm. FINE. The history of a celebrated Scottish shipping line – Paddy Henderson – founded in 1834, in which the author traces the fortunes of the line and of its ships down to the year 1961. Includes accounts of their early venture into the Australian and New Zealand trades, the Albion Line and their fine fleet of square-riggers, the triumph of the DUNEDIN, and the Burma trade. There is also an account of the Irrawaddy Flotilla, war on the Irrawaddy, and the growth of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. In addition, the author describes the misadventure in South America, Henderson’s war record 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, and finally the tragic fate of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company with the approach of the Japanese. This was the greatest inland fleet in the world – destroyed in an act of supreme sacrifice to prevent it falling into the hands of the advancing Japanese Army in 1941. Illustrated with an excellent folding photograph of Port Chalmers c.1877, plus other pictures including a coloured frontispiece. The attractive dust jacket is probably by the marine artist J. C. Burnie who provides a number of drawings within the book. FINE copy.


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