Wartime Standard Ships

Click image to enlarge
 
In both World Wars there arose a pressing need for merchant tonnage both to supplement existing ships but, more importantly, to replace ships that had been sunk by enemy action, and the key to the Allied strategy in both wars was a massive programme of merchant shipbuilding. This need gave rise to a series of standard designs with increasing emphasis on prefabrication and a progression towards welded hulls. This new book tells the remarkable story of the design and construction of the many types that not only contributed to their country s war efforts, but were also responsible for a cultural change in world shipbuilding that would lay the foundations for the post-war industry
AUTHOR Nick Robins
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 177
ILLUSTRATIONS 160 illustrations
Product Code 23766NAV
Price
£25.00
add to basket
« Back