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Category: Transport Nautical
Britain’s Historic Ships: A Complete Guide to the Ships That Shaped the Nation by Paul Brown
London: Conway, 2009
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Gilt titling to Spine
There are those that have taken part in great naval battles and campaigns Trafalgar, Jutland and Gallipoli, D-Day and Dunkirk, Korea, the Falklands and the Gulf War. Others represent supreme feats of engineering such as the steamship Great Britain, and great leaps in ship technology such as HMS Warrior. Some, such as the clipper ship Cutty Sark, took part in the legendary tea races, or were involved in exploration, such as Scotts polar research ship Discovery. Then there are the innumerable little vessels that plied their trade in and around the coasts of Britain sailing barges, ketches and coasters and the paddle steamers which brought holiday-makers to the sea-side and which are still available for excursions today on the Scottish lochs arid English rivers. Together they represent the very best of our maritime heritage, to be enjoyed by all. Their histories and preservation are all faithfully documented and a list of web addresses is provided for opening times and further details. In addition to the featured ships and boats, an appendix lists a further 50 vessels (of 60 feet or more) in the Core and Designated Lists of the National Historic Ships Register with their location.
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