Continues the highly-praised story of shipbuilding in Leith. Contains a memorable collection of photographs. Features the post-War golden era of shipbuilding and the ensuing industry changes. Written by a proud shipbuilder who is still active in shipbuilding today.
In this engaging book, Dr. Solly examines the history of crude oil tankers from early days when this vital commodity was carried aboard ordinary sailing vessels, through the innovative designs that resulted in significant breakthroughs leading to early single-hulled VLCCs, and the later stronger hence safer double-hulled vessel.