by Andrew Wiltshire
Tugs in Colour-British Built is intended as a sequel to Andrew Wiltshire’s first book on tugs Looking Back at British Tugs (2007).
This time he concentrates on examples that were completed in British shipyards. He has always been fascinated by the number of small shipyards that once existed around the UK, and often by the location of these yards.
Many of them specialised in buiiding tugs large and small for the home market as well as for customers overseas, and not just in the British colonies. Such was the quality of Britishbuilt tugs, that some went on to give many years of service.
In 2016 a surprising number that have exceeded their 50th birthday can be found hard at work at locations around the world.
This book covers tugs built at 46 different UK shipyards.
The book not only covers tugs in service today, but includes some memorable tugs of yesteryear that bring back great memories.
As always with books from this publisher, the photographs are of the highest quality and a full comprehensive history of each vessel featured is included.
I would very highly recommend this book to our readers.
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Hardback: 195mm x 245mm, 80pp illustrated