By: Heal, S.C.

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Book Condition: Very Good

312 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings, plus large fold-out plan: "General Arrangement Standard Steamer" in pocket at rear. "The era of the Canadian Forts and Parks has long since passed into history. While it lasted, it engaged a great deal of effort and capital on a scale never seen before in our country; from the men and women in the shipyards, to the crews who manned the ships, and the industrial leaders who transformed the shipyards from very small-scale producers into world-scale shipbuilders for their day. By 1941 Canada's small shipbuilders had begun to turn out a fleet of 10,000- and 4,700-ton merchant ships which in every way were the equal of those from British and American shipyards. At the height of this great effort the Canadian yards were delivering one new ship every three days. Not only did we send to sea a large fleet of Park ships under the Canadian flag, manned by Canadian crews and managed by Canadian managers, but we also bare-boat-chartered a similar size fleet of Fort sister ships for British management and operation. These Fort and Park ships were to be found in every theatre of war from 1942 on, at all times willing workhorses of the oceans, unheralded, unsung and later, like their crews, usually ignored by historians and government alike. While the postwar survivors of this fleet sailed under many flags, they did constitute an important element in rebuilding the peace that followed. And now that Canada is no longer an owner of deep sea ships under the Canadian flag, it is timely that we remember our achievement of over fifty years ago. It was a unique undertaking that will never be repeated in a world now so different." Moderate bump at top of spine/rear hinge area. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, moderate bump/wrinkling at top of spine.


Author Name: Heal, S.C.

Categories: Military - World War II, Sailing & The Sea, Military - Naval: World War II, Canada - General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: St. Catharines, Ontario, Vanwell: 1999

ISBN Number: 1551250233

ISBN Number 13: 9781551250236

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22589

Keywords: Merchant ships, Shipping, Shipbuilding, Canada, Canadian, Marine, Shipyards, Bari Disaster, Bombay, Fort Athabaska, Lajoie, Stikine, Crevier, Confidence, La Montee, Mumbord, Maisonneuve, Boise, Astoria, Bedford, Brandon, Brisebois, Cadotte, Gloucest,