British Shipbuilding 1500–2010

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This masterly, readable and totally convincing narrative describes the growth and decline of two industries: ­ first the highly skilled trade of crafting wooden sailing ships; and, second, the story of the iron and steel shipbuilding industry that took its place.

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Anthony Slaven, Professor of Business History at the University of Glasgow, is uniquely placed to write this book. The definitive history of the British shipbuilding industry.

This new book describes the growth and decline of two industries: ­ firstly the highly skilled trade of crafting wooden sailing ships; and, second, the story of the iron and steel shipbuilding industry that took its place. At one time dozens of small yards were busy building the wooden trading vessels that were the mainstay of British trade, but with the advent of steam and iron the British industry became concentrated in a few great ship-building regions such as the North East, the Clyde and Belfast. This is a masterly, readable and totally convincing narrative of 500 years of this great and mightily important British industry.

  • Author: Anthony Slaven
  • Pages: 352
  • ISBN: 978-1-905472-16-1
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Size: 234 x 156 mm

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