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Fine design history of VLCCs

The Development of Crude Oil Tankers, by Dr Ray Solly

book_cover_The_DevelopmentofCrudeOilTankers_web.jpgDr Ray Solly engagingly examines the history of crude oil tankers from the early days of sailing vessels to design breakthroughs for the single-hulled VLCC's and on to the later stronger safer double-hulled vessels.

Lavishly supported by 211 images and often accompanied by a ship plan, the book is well crafted by the author – reflecting a varied career as a former navigating officer, schoolmaster and maritime author. Aimed at the huge army of ship enthusiasts as well as a resource for those working in allied shipping professions, it has a ship and general index for ease of searching.

It is also glossy and graceful enough a hardback tome to sit proudly on any coffee table.

The Development of Crude Oil Tankers: a Historical Miscellany
By Dr Ray Solly
Pen & Sword, £30.00          
ISBN: 978 15267 92419

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