Stephen of Linthouse - A Shipbuilding Memoir 1950-1983
Institution of Engineers & Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS)
This book covers a wide spectrum: from industrial relations to shipyard modernisation and from contract negotiation through to ship design it has been pleasurable reading. With the author’s light hand and wide knowledge, we are introduced to some hardly known aspects of shipbuilding history and entertained by delightful anecdotes of shipyard and personal family life. This book is a tour de force to be recommended for every maritime library.
From a review of the book by Fred M Walker, formerly a Consultant Naval Architect, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
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The author is the seventh generation of a shipbuilding dynasty which started in 1750. In this book he relates his experiences with Alexander Stephen & Sons during the period when the British Merchant Shipbuilding Industry was virtually annihilated. Stephen ships built after 1813 are detailed.
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