The tug is at the birth and the death of a ship. It takes charge as soon as a new vessel hits the water and when it reaches the end of its useful life, tows it back to the breakers. The tug rescues the multi-million pound ship stranded on a sandbank, saves lives on the freezing North Sea and carry cargo from ship to shore.
Author Tim Nicholson examines the fascinating history of the British tugboat business and The Alexandra Towing Company in particular. Looking at the development of the tug in the light of a changing political and commercial landscape, this book tells the story of 150 years of life at sea.
Format: 303 pages, hardback.
Publisher: The Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd (1990)
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 30mm
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