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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.


Merchant Ship Types


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