by H.M. Le Fleming
Ian Allan, 1958.
being a history of the British Mercantile Marine from the earliest times to the present day
by R.J. Cornewall-Jones
London, Sampson Low, 1898
very much the standard history of it’s day, and a comprehensive and still important work
by Clement Jones
Edward Arnold, 1922.
a good concise study of the British merchant marine – its ships, crews, operations, ports, etc., etc. in the early 20th century
Ian Allan, 1960.
volume 1 – Builders and Cargoes. volume 2 – Owners & their Ships
by P.N. Thomas.
Waine Research Publications, 1998-99.
two fine volumes on the design and construction of the tramp ship, the builders, and the cargoes carried
by Kevin Burley
Cambridge University Press, 1968.
a scholarly study of the economic, political and social aspects of the relationship between British shipping companies and the economic growth of Australian in the inter-war years
by Mitchell & Sawyer
Sea Breezes, 1968.
a record of the standard design ships built in the last two years of world war one
Ian Allan, 1988.
by Nick Tolerton
Willson Scott Publishing, 2005.
a fine book tracing the evolution of the bulk carrier and the shipping companies that ran them