Le FLEMING, H. M.
Title: Ships of the Blue Funnel Line. 1st UK in dj.
Publisher:  Adlard Coles, Southampton, 1961,
Seller ID: 53799
Le FLEMING, H. M. Ships of the Blue Funnel Line. Southampton: Adlard Coles,(1961). First UK Edition. Pp. (6),vii-[viii],1-56 + 24 p. of plates. Small 8vo, blue cloth. Founded by Alfred Holt in 1853, over three hundred ships have been a part of the Blue Funnel Line's fleet of steamships. Chapters : 1. Alfred Holt, 1829-1911; 2. Early Holt Steamships, 1853-1865; 3. Smaller Ships in the Eastern Seas, 1870-1925; 4. Ships of the Ocean S.S. Co., 1866-1890; 5. Ships of the Ocean S.S. Co., 1892-1902; 6. Ships of the China Mutual S.N. Co., 1894-1903; 7. Blue Funnel Ships, 1903-1914; 8. World War I, 1914-1918; 9. Ships of the Indra and Knight Lines; 10. Blue Funnel Ships, 1919-1939; 11. World War II, 1939-1945; 12. Blue Funnel Ships, 1946-1960. WithFleet List of 294 Blue Funnel Ships, 1853-1960, index to plates. "[Holt] w as an engineer and a perfectionist, allowing nothing but the best for his ships, which are built to the highest specifications for merchant ships - "Holt's Class." Their machinery and equipment have also been in the van of progress, but none of their ships looked freakish. [....] With 53 photographsof principal types and classes arranged in historical sequence." - from th e dj. Vg in lightly edgeworn vg unclipped dj. 45.00