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Shipping Wonders of the World

Part 55



Part 55 of Shipping Wonders of the World was published on Tuesday 23rd February 1937.


It was the final issue of the series and was the only one not to have either a colour plate or photogravure supplement. The majority of this issue was devoted to the index for the entire series.






The Cover


The final cover design was a composite design based on the cover of part 45 along with the cover of part 1 of the new part work Wonders of World Engineering superimposed.


cover of part 55


Contents of Part 55


Fascination of the Caribbean

The World’s Largest Merchant Ships

Glossary of Sea Terms

Errata

Index


Wonders of World Engineering


(End of Volume 2)



Fascination of the Caribbean


Cruising in the Caribbean, concluded from part 54. This chapter is by Sidney Howard.

(Pages 1733-1736)



Glossary of Sea Terms


A selection of the more frequently used nautical expressions, terms and phrases, with their various meanings.

(Pages 1738- 1740)







Errata


A listing of 25 corrections across both volumes of Shipping Wonders of the World.

(Page 1740)







Index


The index is planned to cover the whole work as comprehensively as possible, and thus to cater for the needs both of the average reader who wishes to refresh his memory on some point and also of those who are using Shipping Wonders of the World for reference purposes. The index begins with a list of abbreviations, followed by the A-Z section which fills the rest of this issue.  Only the first page of the index is reproduced below since the search option (at the top of each webpage) and contents page enables items of interest to be located more easily.

(Pages 1741-1764)



St George, Grenada

“THE CHIEF TOWN OF GRENADA, St George, is the seat of government of the Windward Islands, which stretch north from Trinidad to Martinique. In the harbour of St George vessels anchor in 50 or 60 feet of water, and are loaded and discharged by lighters. The Government wharf can be reached only by vessels drawing 8 feet or less. The ship in the harbour is the Specialist, of the Harrison Line. She has a gross tonnage of 4,287, a length of 370 ft 4 in, a beam of 50 ft 5 in and a depth of 25 ft 9 in.”

(Page 1735)







The World’s Largest Merchant Ships


A table showing the largest merchant vessels of the world in January 1937, arranged in order of size and giving details of dimensions and speeds. In the table, which is reproduced below, the dimensions of length, beam and depth are given in feet. In every instance the length given is the length between perpendiculars.

(Page 1737)




Wonders of World Engineering


The index included a four-page insert advertising the new part work published by the Amalgamated Press from Tuesday 2nd March 1937. Three pages from this insert are reproduced below. Interested readers wanting to learn more about this series should visit the Wonders of World Engineering website to find out more.


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Name

Owners

Built

Tons

Length

Beam

Depth

Machinery

Speed (Knots)

Normandie

French Line

1935

86495

962

117.8

57.6

Turbo-electric

28

Queen Mary

Cunard White Star

1936

80773

975.2

118

68.5

Steam turbines

28

Berengaria

Cunard White Star

1912

52101

883.6

98.3

57.1

Do.

23

Bremen

Norddeutscher Lloyd

1929

51656

888.2

101.7

45.6

Do.

26

Rex

Italia Line

1932

51062

879.9

102

30.7

Do.

27½

Europa

Norddeutscher Lloyd

1928

49746

888.2

101.7

45.6

Do.

26

Conte di Savoia

Italia Line

1932

48502

814.6

96

32.4

Do.

27½

Aquitania

Cunard White Star

1914

45647

868.7

97

49.7

Do.

23

Ile de France

French Line

1926

43450

763.7

92

55.9

Do.

23

Empress of Britain

Canadian Pacific

1931

42348

733.3

97.8

56

Do.

24

Paris

French Line

1921

34569

735.4

85.3

59.1

Do.

21½

Roma

Italia Line

1926

32583

705.6

82.8

38.9

Do.

21

Columbus

Norddeutscher Lloyd

1922

32565

749.6

83.1

49.1

Do.

21

Augustus

Italia Line

1927

30418

710.9

82.8

46.5

Diesel

19

Statendam

Holland Amerika Line

1929

28291

674.2

81.3

49.4

Steam Turbines

19

Champlain

French Line

1932

28124

606.5

83

46

Do.

19

Georgic

Cunard White Star

1932

27759

683.6

82.4

48.6

Diesel

18

Cap Arcona

Hamburg South American

1927

27561

643.6

84.6

41.9

Steam turbines

20

Britannic

Cunard White Star

1930

26943

683.6

82.4

48.6

Diesel

18

Empress of Japan

Canadian Pacific

1930

26032

644

83.8

44.5

Steam turbines

22

Conte Grande

Italia Line

1928

25661

652.2

78.3

27.2

Do.

21

Athlone Castle

Union Castle

1936

25564

696

82.5

41.4

Diesel

18

Stirling Castle

Union Castle

1936

25550

680

82.4

41.3

Do.

18

Lafayette

French Line

1929

25178

577.2

77.6

27.9

Do.

17

Conte Biancamano

Italia Line

1925

24416

650.9

76.1

27.5

Steam turbines

20

Manhattan

United States Lines

1932

24289

668.4

86.3

33.3

Do.

20

Washington

United States Lines

1933

24298

668.4

86.3

33.3

Do.

20

Rotterdam

Holland Amerika Line

1908

24149

650.5

77.4

43.5

Quadruple expansion

17

Vulcania

Cosulich Line

1928

23970

631.4

79.8

24.4

Diesel

18

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