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Merchant Ship Types


Merchant Ship Types was a long running series of articles which appeared throughout Shipping Wonders of the World. These one-page articles included line drawings of the ship type with accompanying notes. Here is a complete list of the articles, with links to the relevant issues.


Merchant Ship Types


  1. Sea-Going Train & Motor Car Ferry (part 2)
  2. Big Motor Cargo Liner (part 3)
  3. Large Home-Trade Coaster (part 5)
  4. Special Tropical Service Oil Tanker (part 7)
  5. Special Heavy-Weight Carrier (part 9)
  6. Clyde Paddle Passenger Packet (part 11)
  7. British North Sea or Faeroe Islands Trawler (part 12)
  8. Passenger and Cargo Liner (part 13)
  9. Luxury Packet and Cruising Liner (part 14)
  10. River Plate Type Cross-Channel Ship (part 15)
  11. The Baltic Coastwise Tanker (part 16)
  12. The Australian Coastal Cargo Ship (part 17)
  13. The North Sea Passenger Mail and Cargo Packet (part 18)
  14. The Fishery Patrol Ship (part 19)
  15. A Southern Route Transatlantic Liner (part 20)
  16. A Modern Motor Yacht (part 21)
  17. A Special Service Train Ferry (part 22)
  18. Fast Cargo Packet for Short Sea Routes (part 25)
  19. A River Amazon Trade Cargo-Passenger Ship (part 27)
  20. A Mediterranean Passenger Ship (part 28)
  21. The Standard Motor Tramp (part 29)
  22. The Cable Ship (part 30)
  23. Japanese Inland Sea Passenger Ship (part 31)
  24. North Sea Single-Screw Coal Carrier (part 32)
  25. River Plate Cargo Ships (part 33)
  26. South African General & Refrigerated Cargo Carrier (part 34)
  27. Danish Standard Motor Tramp (part 35)
  28. Lubricating Oil Diesel Tanker (part 37)
  29. Japanese Bulk Cargo Carrier (part 39)
  30. Non-Self_propelling Bow Well Bucket Dredger (part 40)
  31. Specialized Ore carrier (part 41)
  32. Thames “Flat Iron” Collier (part 42)
  33. The South Sea Phosphate Carrier (part 43)
  34. Dutch East Indies Inter-Island Packet (part 44)
  35. Cargo Liner in Indian-American Trade (part 45)
  36. China River and Coast Ship (part 46)
  37. North Sea and Baltic Passenger and Cargo Ship (part 47)
  38. Day Service Cross-Channel Packet (part 48)
  39. A Portuguese-Owned Grand Banker (part 49)
  40. The Double-Ended Diesel-Electric Ferry (part 52)
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