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Published: 01 December 2009

373 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780986497322

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British Shipping and World Competition

S G Sturmey

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This work is a reprint of a 1962 book, British Shipping and World Competition, by maritime economist Dr S. G. Sturmey
  • It seeks to explain why the tonnage of ships registered in the United Kingdom declined from forty-five percent of the world total in 1900 to sixteen percent by 1960
  • It concludes that the decline of the industry was primarily due to internal decision-making rather than external factors - a conclusion that was considered divisive and provocative upon initial release but has stood the test of time