Volume 3 : 1940-1993
by Gilbert Mayes and Michael Thompson
This volume highlights the challenges facing the British shipbuilding industry during the post war era.
These included the gradual move from steam power to diesel engines, advance in trawler, tug and coaster design and the emergence of the offshore oil industry.
The Cochrane family and subsequent owners constantly were able to remain competitive through investment in new technology, ably assisted by a highly skilled drawing team and a loyal local workforce.
To sum up, over the years the Cochrane yard created a reputation for the high standard of the vessels they built. Cochrane’s experience and skill are second to none in their own sphere of shipbuilding. They have built over 1,500 vessels of all types, specialising in minor warships, trawlers, cargo vessels, barges, ocean going tugs, small river tugs, yachts and special craft, with an accent on quality rather than quantity.
This is an outstanding source of reference about this well respected shipyard and I would very highly recommend it to our readers.
400 Nore Road
Hardback: A4, 160pp illustrated