SHIPS FOR ALL NATIONS

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Johnston, I. 384 Pág. Cartoné. 30×25. John Brown & company Clydebank 1847-1971.

Categoría: ISBN: 9781848322677

Descripción

The Clydebank shipyard built some of the most famous vessels in maritime history, -great transatlantic liners like Lusitania, Queen Mary and QE2, and iconic warships like the battlecruiser Hood, and Britain’s last battleship HMS Vanguard-. Starting life as J & G Thomson in 1847, the business acquires its more famous persona when taken over in 1899 by tje Sheffield-based steelmaker John Brown & Co, which enhanced the yard’s existing reputation for turning out first-class ships, both naval and mercantile. This book charts the fortunes of the company in terms of its business development its management and personnel, as well as rthe great variety of ships it build during the century and a quarter of its existance.