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Crossing the Bar – An Oral History of the British Shipbuilding, Ship Repairing and Marine Engine-Building Industries in the Age of Decline, 1956-1990 | Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Crossing the Bar: An Oral History of the British Shipbuilding, Ship Repairing and Marine Engine-Building Industries in the Age of Decline, 1956-1990

Anthony Slaven and Hugh Murphy

Abstract

This book is a collection of sixty interviews with key figures in British shipbuilding, ship repair, and marine engine-building industries across the United Kingdom, plus government and civil service members in the sector from the 1960s to the 1980s. The aim of the project is to understand the economic, social, and political environment of the shipping industry from the perspective of those who worked in it. The interviews place the twentieth century decline of British shipbuilding into a firm context. The topics covered include international competition (a recurring, pertinent theme); labour ... More

Keywords: British Shipbuilders Plc, Naval Architects, Maritime Labour, Shipowning, British Shipyards, International Shipping, Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, History of Trade Unions, British Shipping

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781927869017
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781927869017.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Slaven, editor

Hugh Murphy, editor

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Contents

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Interviews Lower Clyde

Interviews Upper Clyde

Interviews The Tyne

Interviews The Wear

Interviews Barrow-in-Furness

Interviews The South Coast

Interviews The Humber

Interviews Belfast

Interviews The Politicians

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