Archive Results For: Other (Twentieth C)

Book Review-‘A History of the Royal Navy: World War I’ by Mike Farquharson-Roberts

By Lawrence Sondhaus

This concise account of British sea power in the First World War is the latest of 14 volumes in the History of the Royal Navy Series, published by I. B. Tauris in association with the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Working within the limits of a modest page-count, Mike Farquharson-Roberts manages not just to […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Navies

Book Review-‘The Business of Transatlantic Migration Between Europe and the United States, 1900–1914’ by D. Keeling

By Lisa Chilton

Drew Keeling’s carefully researched study of the shipping industry’s engagement with transatlantic migration in the years immediately prior to the First World War will be of interest to a wide range of readers. The book is first and foremost an economic history. Keeling’s primary interest is the business of shipping migrants, where travellers, governments and […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Book Review-‘The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German naval race 1895–1914’ edited by M. S. Seligmann, F. Nägel and M. EpkenhansAshgate

By Martin Gibson

The latest in the Navy Records Society’s series of edited volumes of primary source documents provides an analysis of the Anglo-German naval race of 1895–1914, which it calls ‘probably the most totemic of all modern armaments competitions prior to the Cold War’. Many previous studies have concentrated on one of the two countries for several […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘William Doxford & Sons Ltd: Shipbuilders and engineers, Sunderland 1837–1988’ by P. Richardson

By Hugh Murphy

This is not a standard business or economic history. Nonetheless, Patricia Richardson has done the historiography of British shipbuilding and marine engine building a great service in her scholarly and highly readable history of the River Wear shipbuilders and engineers, William Doxford & Sons Ltd. She combines a great deal of family research into the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘Graig: One hundred years in shipping’ by D. Jenkins

By Hugh Murphy

David Jenkins, with the full co-operation of the company, has written a concise history of Cardiff-based Graig Shipping from its origins in 1919 to its centenary. He chronicles Graig’s initial years as a steam and motor tramp owner and later bulk carrier operator and subsequent involvement with designing bulk carriers and Far East shipbuilding… Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Book Review-‘French Armoured Cruisers 1887–1932’ by J. Jordan and P. Caresse

By Aidan Dodson

This is the first book in any language dedicated to the armoured cruisers of the French navy, and as such fills a significant gap in the literature. It forms the latest of a series of books by John Jordan in collaboration with various French colleagues, covering French warship-types, and is uniform with them in design […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies

Book Review-‘Shetland and the Greenland Whaling’ by A. Duncan,

By Arthur G. Credland

This impressive volume is a significant addition to our knowledge of the Arctic whaling trade and shows the vital importance of the islanders to its successful prosecution. Equally the income from the hire of seamen, and the money earned each voyage became essential to the local economy. Initially the men, crofters who were part-time farmers […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Delayed Adjustment: Economic crisis, political change and state intervention in the Spanish shipbuilding industry, about 1975–1990

By Jesus M. Valdaliso

This article seeks to explain the impact of the international shipping crisis of the 1970s on the Spanish shipbuilding industry (then the third biggest in Europe after Sweden and Germany) and the responses to the crisis given by the state and by shipyards. It contributes to the literature on the decline of merchant shipbuilding in […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: A Statistical Analysis of Scottish-built Ships 1850–2009

By Ian Buxton

A statistical analysis of trends in Scottish ship production from 1850 – 2009 based on data extracted from the British Shipbuilding Database.  The data discriminates between merchant ships and warships, construction material, tonnage and propulsion, and is split into Scotland’s three principal shipbuilding regions: Upper Clyde: Rutherglen–Bowling, Lower Clyde: Dumbarton westward and SW and NW […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Selsey Fishing Fleet

By Peter Thomson

A short history of the West Sussex town of Selsey, its fishing industry and fleet from the sixteenth century to the present day. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

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