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Ships for all Nations

Ships for all Nations

  • Title: Ships for all Nations
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  • ISBN : 9781848322677
  • Format : Hardcover
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  • Page : 384 pages


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 acquired its famous persona when taken over in 1899 by the Sheffield base 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 acquired its famous persona when taken over in 1899 by the Sheffield based steelmaker John Brown Co, which enhanced the yard s existing reputation for turning out first class products, 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 the great variety of ships it built during the century and a quarter of its existence It also tells a wider story of the rise to world domination of the British shipbuilding industry and its eventual decline and collapse in the post war decades, as reflected in the experience of John Brown Written by an acknowledged authority on Clydeside shipbuilding, the book was originally published in a limited edition in 2000, but this reprint is entirely new and revised, although it retains all the original photographs from the yard s own unrivalled collection


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