Third in the series covering merchant sailing ships, by the world's acknowledged expert on the subject, this volume once again concentrates on the less glamorous but essential ships that formed the bulk of the merchant marine.
Here David MacGregor examines the difficulties and differences that had to be overcome as the shipyards adjusted to the new processes and materials which were to revolutionise their industry.
Celebrated maritime historian David MacGregor wrote a great number of books around all classes of ships built in the nineteenth century. The David MacGregor library in the Brunel Institute at the SS Great Britain is named in his honour.
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press