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This is one of the books produced by Finial Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-900467-40-7

Size: 155mm x 235mm portrait (approx)
Softback
112 pages plus cover
80 black and white pictures
Colour cover

Retail price £11.95 including postage (UK only)
Please add:
£1.50 for post to Europe
£3.00 for post to rest of the world

‘The Merchant Navy: Ships and Trains in World War II’ gives a brief outline of the war service of eleven British, Empire and Allied shipping lines – but why the selection?

A great interest of the author is steam railway locomotives, in particular the powerful ‘Merchant Navy’ class built by Oliver Bulleid, the Chief Mechanical Engineer of Britain's Southern Railway in the 1940s. Thirty such locomotives were produced, each named after a shipping line served by the Southern Railway. The first twenty entered service during the war, with the remainder following in 1948/49 after the railways had been nationalised and become British Railways.

It was whilst researching for another book on the histories of the eleven ‘Merchant Navy’ class locomotives rescued at the end of BR steam in the 1960s, that details emerged of the particularly traumatic events the relevant shipping lines had encountered during the war.

It is some of the wartime stories of these eleven shipping lines which are the subject of this book.


Available by post from the author:
Ben Carver
Two Ways Cottage
Kington Magna
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5ET
UK
Telephone: 01747 838492
(from outside the UK: 0044 1747 838492)
email: carver_ben@yahoo.co.uk

General enquiries or comments to Finial Publishing can be sent to mail@finial.co.uk


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