Giants of the Clyde - Great Ships and Great Yards

  • Stock No
  • 49799
  • 9781785300745
  • 1 Author
  • Robert Jeffrey
  • 2 Publisher
  • B&W
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clyde-built is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. As late as the 1950s, around a seventh of the total of the world's sea going tonnage was built on the Clyde. It is not a particularly wide river, nor spectacularly long - it is certainly no Mississippi or Amazon - but its fame is legendary.From the many yards on its banks, north and south, en route from the gentle hills of Lanarkshire to the Firth of Clyde, came engineering innovation and fabled names in shipping - iconic vessels like the Cutty Sark and the Delta Queen, fearsome warships like the mighty Hood, and the cream of the world's great liners, the Cunard Queens and the beautiful white Empress vessels.

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