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Ebb Tide in the British Maritime Industries: Change and Adaptation, 1918-1990

Alan G. Jamieson


This book examines how the principal British maritime industries – shipping, shipbuilding and ports – adapted, or failed to adapt, to a changing world in the period 1918 to 1990, and discusses their reactions to the great opportunities seemingly offered by offshore oil and gas from the mid-1960s. The maritime industries played a major role in securing Britain and her empire's pre-eminence during the nineteenth century: they were seen as vital to Britain's national well-being. At the outbreak of the First World War, these industries still dominated the world. The British merchant fleet was larg ... More

Keywords: Maritime, Shipping, Shipbuilding, Ports, Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780859897280
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859897280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan G. Jamieson, author