Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Dearden and Hassell's book provides an in-depth look at the ships and people involved in the running of the Steam Packet Company service from the first regular weekly packet boat established by the British Government in 1767 to the amalgamation of the Steam Packet Company with Sealink in 1985 and its take-over by Sea Containers Ltd. in 1996. Evocative images of many ships are included from the Mona Isle, the first vessel owned by the company, through Peveril, their first specially built cargo ship and Fenella, their glamorous passenger steamer. Other ships featured include the Duke of Cornwall, Rushen Castle, the Victoria, Ben-My-Chree, Antrim, Manx Maid, Menevia, Currachmore, Tynwald, Abingdon, Mona's Queen, Lady of Mann, Snaefell III, Tyrconnel, Ramsey, Peel Castle, King Orry III, La Marguerite, Manxman I, Onward, Mona's Isle, Cushag and Ellan Vannin.
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