• Image of Modern Ships by FE Dean
  • Image of Modern Ships by FE Dean
  • Image of Modern Ships by FE Dean
  • Image of Modern Ships by FE Dean
  • Image of Modern Ships by FE Dean

This is a lovely cloth hardcovered 1953 edition from the "Boys' "Power and Speed" Library". Let's smash some paradigms here and get the book into the hands of a girl. It covers everything from The Big Ships, to Refrigerated Cargo Ships and Coasters and Trawlers. There are a lot of photographs of Big Ships and many gorgeous diagrams too, explaining how hulls are built, rivets, stuffing boxes, nuts, intercostals, girders and more. It is a celebration of the exponential growth in both commercial and leisure shipping that the early part of the twentieth century saw. Most delightful (alongside the illustrations) are the photos and explanations of early international 'cruise ships'. The photo of the Adam drawing-room of the "Dominican Monarch," is a favourite though, unless there is some wild Jorgen Jorgensonesque claim to a Dominican throne, the vessel's name may be referring to a butterfly. This book has a name in the front, Geoffrey R Richardson from Hobart Technical High School and a sticker from Fullers Bookshop, when it was at 103 Collins Street.