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Ships for All Nations: John Brown & Company Clydebank 1847-1971

Ships for All Nations: John Brown & Company Clydebank 1847-1971 (Hardback)

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The Clydebank shipyard built some of the most famous vessels in maritime history - great transatlantic liners like Lusitania, Queen Mary and QE2, and iconic warships like the battlecruiser Hood, and Britain's last battleship, HMS Vanguard. Starting life as J & G Thomson in 1847, the business acquired its more famous persona when taken over in 1899 by the Sheffield-based steelmaker John Brown & Co, which enhanced the yard's existing reputation for turning out first-class products, both naval and mercantile. This book charts the fortunes of the company in terms of its business development, its management and personnel, as well as the great variety of ships it built during the century and a quarter of its existence. It also tells a wider story of the rise to world domination of the British shipbuilding industry and its eventual decline and collapse in the post-war decades, as reflected in the experience of John Brown. Written by an acknowledged authority on Clydeside shipbuilding, the book was originally published in a limited edition in 2000, but this reprint is entirely new and revised, although it retains all the original photographs from the yard's own unrivalled collection.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsMaritime historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesNaval forces & warfare Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd Publication Date: 21/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9781848322677  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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IAN JOHNSTON was brought up in a shipbuilding family, although his own career was in graphic design. A lifetime's interest in ships and shipbuilding has borne fruit in a number of publications, most recently Clydebank Battlecruisers and A Shipyard at War, as well as co-authoring The Battleship Builders with Ian Buxton.

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