The British Merchant Navy: Images and Experiences - Roy FentonPreston: Ships in Focus Publications, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the top edges of the dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; List of sources;
From the cover: “For many people, the 1950s and 1960s were the golden age of shipping, when the British Merchant Navy had hundreds of fine-looking ships, providing worthwhile careers for tens of thousands of British seafarers. This book recaptures these glorious years in images and words. Paintings by acclaimed marine artist Robert Lloyd show each ship in its element -whether outward bound across Biscay or being tucked into a berth at Tilbury — all painted with an eye for intimate detail that will satisfy the most demanding viewer. The paintings are complemented by detailed captions by shipping author Roy Fenton, telling the story of each ship and its owner, interwoven with memories from those who knew the ships intimately. From the master of the Queen Elizabeth 2 to the humble fireman in a tramp steamer, from a steward in Oriana to the marine superintendent of a major cargo liner company, these experiences add the all-important human dimension. The British Merchant Navy: Images and Experiences is an evocation of ships and a way of life that have gone for ever.”