Published: March 2021
Author: Geoffrey Watson
This is the sixth book containing photographs from author's personal collection, most of which have not been seen before. Some of the ships had just limited refrigerated space, mostly for the carriage of meat products.The purpose-built ships featured include fruit juice carriers and ships built with a high speed for the carriage of bananas and other perishable products. Famous names such as Fyffes, Chiquita, Geest and Dole are all in here. Some of the ships will be recognisable as being formerly British, and details have been given, where known.Ship enthusiasts will be well versed with the shipping companies that carry the produce – Blue Star Line, Horn Line, Lauritzen, Salen, Jamaica Producers, Alianca, Port Line, ELMAR, Carmel, Union Castle, Federal Line – to name but a few. The Soviet Union, China as well as the many and varied Greek entities involved within the industry, are heavily featured. Numerous other countries have a fleet of ships with very pleasing lines, and they are included here. Fish carriers were covered previously, therefore it makes sense to leave more room in this book for ships involved with the carriage of general perishable cargoes. As much as possible, the ship photographs will be in alphabetical order.
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