The Wilson Line, based in Kingston-upon-Hull, ran from 1831 to 1981. Most of its ships were steam powered and either passenger or cargo vessels.Routes were worldwide. This is a highly detailed acccount, with a history of the line, under the Wilson family, with sections on ports of call, ships lost during the World Wars, wrecks and ships in the news. Much of the book comprises a detailed fleet list, with over 100 photographs and illustrations, some in colour.Details include such as dimensions, engine type, builders, speeds, power, routes and services. First edition. 24 x 22 cm . softcover. 144 pages. A very clean copy of an incomparable history of a small piece of maritime history, the workaday ships, not glamorous, but absolutely essential.
The Wilson Line of Hull
April 16, 2012 By