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The Port of Liverpool


In the 1960s and 1970s
by Ian Collard

The author has written many books on ocean liners and cargo ships, particularly those sailing out of Liverpool itself. Acknowledged as one of the local experts, he resides in the Wirral, within sight and sound of the Mersey. This book is a fascinating collection of images, most of which are previously unpublished, documenting the iconic port of Liverpool during this pivotal period of shipping history. It was a period of change and transition and by the end of the 1960s, the container revolution was in full swing as ports began to equip themselves with container handling facilities. The book contains 180 images of the wonderful ships of all shapes and sizes that visited the port during this time. Along with the superb photography are detailed captions on each ship. Many of the ships mentioned had very short lives and were consigned to the shipbreakers at an early age. This is a lasting tribute to them and will appeal to anyone with a local interest in this famous port. Highly recommended. 96 pages.

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