by Andrew Wiltshire
Tugs are the workhorses of the maritime world. Their main work is shiphandling but they have many other roles too. They are popular with enthusiasts and with · the general public. In this book, the author takes a close look at tugs in the South Wales ports of Newport, Cardiff, Barry, Port Talbot and Swansea. He follows the changes as tug ownership has moved from local companies to national and multinational companies. The.changesare illustrated by over 100 superb colour photographs, each with an informative caption.
Andrew Wiltshire has gained a fine reputation as one of the UK’s leading writers on maritime subjects, especially tugs. His books are renowned for meticulous research and top-quality photographs from his own family collection and from his wide range of maritime contacts.
These Coastal Shipping publications never disappoint and this book is no exception. This is avaluable record of most of the tugs that have served South Wales in the post-war era. The quality of the photos is superb and a full history of every tug depicted is given.
Coastal Shipping Publications
400 Nore Road
Paperback: 235mm x 165mm, 96 pp illustrated