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Author Burton, Anthony, 1934-

Title Rise and Fall of British Shipbuilding [electronic resource] / Anthony Burton.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2013]


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Summary This is the story of how, from modest beginnings, Britain rose throughout the 19th century to become the greatest shipbuilding nation in the world. It begins with the age of sail, then moves on to the days of iron- hulled steamers. It shows how conflicts arose between the traditional shipwrights and the new men who came from the metal industries, leading to the infamous demarcation disputes. It is also the story of men like Brunel and Armstrong, geniuses who were always looking for change and development. It is also the story of decline in the 20th century, when yards were no longer as innovative as their foreign competitors and the British merchant fleet shrank from being the biggest in the world at the start of the century to ranking number 38 at the end of it. It is a story of great achievements and tragic collapse.
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Subject Shipbuilding industry -- Great Britain -- History.
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Spine Title Rise and fall of British shipbuilding
Other Form: Print version: Burton, Anthony, 1934- Rise & fall of British shipbuilding. London : Constable, 1994. 0094729204 (DLC)95174599
ISBN 9780752492865 (e-pub)
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