SHIPBUILDING IN BRITAIN

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Walker, F.M. 64 Pág. R´sutica. 21×15.

Categoría: ISBN: 9780747807292

Descripción

At their zenith in 1913, the British shipyards were responsible for building half the world’s ships, with the River Clyde in Scotland producing more than one new ship for every day on the year. For decades either side of this amazing year, Britain was at the forefront of this industry, which dominated not only the history but also the economy of areas like northeast England, the River Thames, Northern Ireland, Meresyde and Scotland. This book outlines the history of the industry, focusing on the heyday of iron and stell huls in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and comprehensive guide to ship construction from the draftboard to the completion of sea trials.