Grimsby Trawlers, the final years of the side trawler
by King & Pulfrey
Hutton Press, 1991.
a voyage…. to study whales, plankton and the waters of the Southern Ocean in the old Royal Research Ship ‘Discovery’, with the results brought up to date by the findings of the R.R.S. ‘Discovery II’
by Sir Alister Hardy
a classic oceanography and whaling title based on the 1925-27 voyages made in Captain Scott’s famous ship ‘Discovery’ during her later career as a research vessel.
Goin’ Fishin’, the story of the Deep-Sea Fishermen of New England
by Wesley George Pierce
Marine Research Society, 1934.
very scarce in the original edition [a reprint was issued in 1989], a comprehensive history of the New England fisheries, the fishermen, and their boats from the early 17th century.
three useful appendices contain a vocabulary of nautical terms used on fishing vessels, fisherman’s lore and superstitions, and a descriptive history of the fishing vessels.
Marine Research Society publication number 26.
the story of the herring luggers of England, Scotland and the Isle of Man
March, Edgar J.
David & Charles, 1969.
good quality reprint of the original 1952 work; the authoritative text is complemented by nearly 200 photographs, 60 pages of scale plans, and 76 sketches of gear.