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by Sid Guttridge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Maritime Books Forum
Topic: "The Empire Ships" by Mitchell and Sawyer - an excellent encyclopedic study.
Replies: 0
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"The Empire Ships" by Mitchell and Sawyer - an excellent encyclopedic study.

Hi Guys, Just to mention that I have bought online the book The Empire Ships by Mitchell and Sawyer (Lloyds of London Press, 1990) as a result of a recommendation on the Warsailors forum and am delighted with it. It not only has histories of all the Empire ships, but also of the shipyards that built...
by Sid Guttridge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?
Replies: 6
Views: 11608

Re: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?

Hi Guys,

Just to say thanks for the The Empire Ships lead. I have bought a very good, ex-library, copy of the book at the ridiculously low price of £2.50 (less than the postage) and am highly delighted. So much so that I will buy some of the authors' other books.

In appreciation,

Sid.
by Sid Guttridge
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?
Replies: 6
Views: 11608

Re: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?

Hi Phil Morgan and Crees, Many thanks, indeed. It is hard information replies such as yours that justify the existence of forums such as this. It appears that others may have been purchased straight off the stocks as p. 229 of Home Port Singapore lists the diesel-type, 957-ton, B-Class coasters Bent...
by Sid Guttridge
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?
Replies: 6
Views: 11608

British "B", "C" and "Shelt" Classes of small merchantmen built for the invasions of Malaya and Indonesia in 1945?

Hi Guys, I posted this question on another site while Warsailors was down, but without reply: According to p.219 of Home Port Singapore (Tregonning, Singapore, 1967), 86 small, shallow-draught, merchant vessels of three classes ("B", "C" and "Shelt") were ordered by the British Ministry of War Trans...