After a full explanation of how it works, this new reference uses the Talbot-Booth system to classify the world's merchant ships, thus giving the same opportunities for vessel recognition to all concerned with merchant ships, from governmental and commercial bodies to the amateur enthusiast. In this first volume, vessels with engines and bridge amidships and three-quarters aft are dealt with, strictly following the Talbot-Booth tradition. Volumes Two and Three will follow at approximately nine-month intervals, covering the balance of merchant ships. This first work includes nearly 3,500 individual ships or classes on a world-wide basis, naming around 10,000 ships, and is cross-indexed. Each of the 3,500 drawings is to a scale of 200' to 1" and technical detail includes the following facts: name and flag, year and country of building, gross registered tonnage, dimensions, such as length and draught, machinery, speed, former names with year of changes and sister or similar ships, with ex names and year of change. A six-monthly updating supplement for this and companion volumes will be available to ensure that all the information remains accurate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cost is $25.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nichols Publishing Company

    Post Office Box 96
    New York, NY  United States  10024
  • Authors:
    • Talbot-Booth, E C
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 384 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nichols Publishing Company
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM