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A portal back in time, to the life of a major player in the British maritime shipping industry. RW Leyland, built up a successful shipping business, trading to ports around the world. Along with his brother, they acquired, built and maintained over 30 ships. These ships were some of the Largest ships built at that time, HUGE bulk carriers , then later turning to steam.
This book covers his personal life, with documented letters , photos and trappings of a man of devotion to his chosen industry. Details of his life, his company and the demise of the great sailing carriers of the late 19th century. Photos of these great ships, his family and his business dealings are meticulously documented and authored from family letters.
Not to be missed by avid sailing history buffs
A excellent well written book,well illustrated and giving a very good account of my Grand Fathers Shipping Line, The Leyland Line,26 ships going world wide.The only remaing ship,the Wavertree can be seen in the Maritime Museum in New York.My mothers old home Upton Manor is now a luxuary nursing home on the Wirral Cheshire. R.L.Sharples. Malta.
Chapter Two Golden Years
Chapter Three Difficult Years
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