Booklet published privately by the author, 32 pages. A5 size Booklet (N4274)
This booklet provides a fascinating brief history of the warships built by the firm of Palmers at Jarrow, and covers the period from the 19th century up until the end of the First World War.
From the preface: The warships built by Palmers of Jarrow, which was once the biggest shipbuilding complex in the world, were vital to the developments of our Royal Navy. But you would never think so, if you just read the official histories. In fact, you would be hard put to find a mention of Palmers contribution at all. This the purpose of this booklet is to bring to the attention of the general public the efforts made by Palmers and their workforce during those years when... 'Britannia ruled the waves'.
As well as the charting the history of the firm from 1851, when brothers Charles and George Palmer bought a shipyard at Jarrow and started building iron ships, the booklet also includes a two page illustration showing Palmers riverfrontage at Jarrow during the 1880's, several small printed colour photographs, and two appendices (including the casualty list of HMS Pegasus, a detailed list of British Warships built by Palmers up until the end of the First World War, and a two page article on 'The Defensive Qualities of Palmers Rolled Plates')
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The card covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
Please note that this booklet was published privately by the author, and so lacks the 'finish' of a proffessional publication - but this in no way detracts from it's fascinating contents!