|Harwich Hook of Holland 1893-2010|
|Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:51|
Authors: John Hendy, Miles Cowsill And Stephen Brown
Publisher: Ferry Publications
Harwich Hook of Holland 1893-2010
Another very high quality publication from the Isle of Man’s own Ferry Publications. This is a beautifully illustrated and quite detailed history of one of the world’s busiest and most important “open sea” ferry routes.Because it was such a commercially important route, the Harwich to Hook of Holland run has inspired the design and construction of a number of innovative and very effective ships. These included two of the world’s largest ferries in the ‘Stena Britannica’ and ‘Stena Hollandia’ which were launched in 2010 following a difficult gestation including the bankruptcy of the builder. That was not an uncommon experience for the Stena group.
Many of the vessels were fast, as much as 18 knots in 1894 and 40 knots in 1997 with the gas turbine powered catamaran ‘Stena Discovery’. Not all, including the latter, were commercially viable but at least the route inspired ambitious owners to experiment.
All this and much more is very logically and clearly described here.
Ordering information:Ferry Publications Ramsey, UK Web: www.ferrypubs.co.uk
Latest Book Reviews
- They Sang Like Kangaroos: Australia’s Tinpot Navy In The Great War
- Great British Shipwrecks: A Personal Adventure
- Global Marine Trends 2030
- Ferries 2011: British Isles and Northern Europe
- Admiral Nimitz: The Commander of the Pacific Ocean Theater
- A Plain Sailorman In China: The Life and Time of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN 1875-1948
- Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Latest CommentsPatricia Brooks: How very true. We are deep sea pilots here in Northern Europe offering a service endorsed and licen...
Pleased to see that sound science is getting a hearing. Over the past 30 years or so, inc...
Chaithra: A recent Boat/US Magazine atclrie reported that 70% of boat sales were sales of used boats. It's no ...
Dermot bremner: Every system has its day, they have their day and cease to be .
Alfred Lord Tennyson