Following an introduction by Captain E, C, Shankland, the then River Superintendent and Chief Harbour Master of the Port of London, a short chapter deals with “Points of Vantage on the London River”. The contents of the book are derived from a series of articles by Frank C. Bowen, which were originally published in the East Ham Echo. The work is enhanced by 65 attractive pen and ink drawings by Pelham Jones accompanying the notes on each vessel.
Bowen suggests that he has selected “…some past ships about whom stories still circulate where sailor men gather to yarn.” In addition to the modern types visible in the 1930s .
THE SKETCHES OF LONDON RIVER SHIP TYPES. INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: THE PADDLE LINER, SAIL TRAINING SHIP, THE CABLE STEAMER, THE WAR DEPT. SHIP, THE FLAT IRON, THE CRAFT TUG, THE TEA CLIPPER, POLAR EXPLORATION SHIP, THE BUTTERFLY BOAT, MODERN LINERS AND THE VARIETY OF FREIGHTERS CURRENTLY CALLING IN THE RIVER. A description of the vessel accompanies each illustration.
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