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British Tramp Shipping, 1750-1914$
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Robin Craig

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007343

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007343.001.0001

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Tramp Shipping and Ownership

Tramp Shipping and Ownership

Tramp Shipping and Ownership
British Tramp Shipping, 1750-1914

Robin Craig

Liverpool University Press

This section is divided into two further segments. The first considers aspects of tramp-shipping and ownership. It introduces the tramp-shipping industry in general, and devotes equal attention to the three core trades associated with steamships - ore, cattle, and coal. Craig provides a history of each trade from the early 1800s onwards, summarising their individual significance to the tramp-shipping industry. He then details the challenges ship-builders and ship-owners faced in perfecting the industry and overcoming the host of hazards and challenges faced within international commerical shipping, and rounds out the segment with information pertaining to notable ship-owners and tramp-shipping businesses operating within the period. The second segment explores capital formation in shipping, and considers the difficulty of assessing pre-1786 shipping statistics, followed by an exploration of the methods that can be used to quantify capital for the large amount of maritime mercantile data that exists post 1786, after the implementation of the Navigation Act.

Keywords:   Coal Trade, Copper Ore Trade, Cattle Trade, Iron Ore Trade, Shipping Capital, 1786 Navigation Act

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