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Sietas and its Ships (Part 2), by Bernard McCall

In this follow-on volume from 2020's Part 1, Bernard McCall returns to the JJ Sietas shipyard of Hamburg, which was founded in 1635 and remained in family ownership until 2009. It still operates today as part of the Russian-owned Pella group.

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The book concentrates on cargo ships constructed during the shipyard's busy period from the 1950s onwards, with a few other vessels such as ferries, barges and tankers thrown in for good measure. Nearly 130 vessels are featured, each one presented to the reader via a full-colour photograph plus a paragraph or two of its history up to the present day.

If you are in the niche audience for this book – as a seasoned shipspotter or perhaps having served aboard Sietas-built vessels – then you'll be well pleased with this thorough record.

Sietas and its Ships (Part 2)
By Bernard McCall
Coastal Shipping, £19.50
ISBN: 978 19137 97058

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