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British Tramp Shipping, 1750-1914

Robin Craig


This study explores the history of tramp-shipping in the United Kingdom, between 1750 and 1914. It defines ‘tramp’ as steamships exclusively hulled with iron or steel. The purpose of the journal is to keep the history of tramp-shipping from fading into obscurity, as the author believes the tramp steamer does not invoke sentimentality nor provide enough glamour to sustain the same level of maritime interest enjoyed by sailing ships or ocean liners. The study is split into four major sections, the first concerning tramp-shipping, ownership, and capital formation; the second concerning trade, spe ... More

Keywords: African Guano Trade, Maritime Labourforce, Maritime Canada, Maritime Wales, Maritime Chester, Coal Trade, British Shipping, Iron Ore Trade, Copper Ore Trade, Cattle Trade

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780973007343
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Craig, author

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