Shipbuilding in Britain

Shipbuilding in Britain

By Fred M. Walker

Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780747807292, 64pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2013

In 1913 the shipyards of Britain were responsible for building half of all the world's ships. At the Clyde in Scotland at this time a new ship was launched every eighteen hours. For decades Britain was at the forefront of shipbuilding; the history and economy of towns such as Belfast, Liverpool and the Clyde in Scotland were dominated by the industry and thousands were employed within it. Shipbuilding in Britain looks at the subject's long history, back to the Middle Ages through to the advent of steam, providing a comprehensive guide to a transformed industry.

About the Author
Walker trained as a naval architect and managed the Hall Russell shipyard in Aberdeen before moving to the National Maritime Museum as a curator. He now runs his own technical consultancy.