Author: David Hornsby
Of all the maritime titles produced by Ian Allan Publishing there is one - Ocean Ships - that has, over more than 40 years and numerous editions, been the most consistently successful and most regularly requested.
Providing the reader with detailed information on the world's ocean going ships, the book is the 'Bible' of maritime enthusiasts worldwide. Listing a total of some 5,000 ships, from the greatest names in the cruise business such as the Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Oriana to the least known tankers and cargo vessels, this 2004 edition of the book has been fully revised and reillustrated. The new edition reflects the continuing boom in the international cruise business with new vessels either delivered or ordered by many of the world's major cruise lines. Amongst liners to be incorporated in this 2004 edition is the new flagship of Cunard - the Queen Mary 2 - which will enter service during the course of the year.
Listed according to the shipping line that owns them, each entry provides information on flag of registration, weight, year of construction, former names and much else. Information is also provided on the funnel colours of each shipping line and hull colour schemes.