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Author Arnold, A. J. (Tony), author.

Title Iron shipbuilding on the Thames, 1832-1915 : an economic and business history / A.J. Arnold
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (198 pages)
Series Routledge revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction -- chapter 2 Iron shipbuilding comes to rural London, 1832-46 -- chapter 3 Vertical integration, 1847-53 -- chapter 4 The Crimean War and the first crisis, 1854-59 -- chapter 5 Trade boom and the effects of ‘shady finance’, 1860-67 -- chapter 6 The long slump, 1868-88 -- chapter 7 An excessive dependence on the state, 1889-1915 -- chapter 8 Conclusions -- chapter 1 Admiralty ships built in London private yards, 1832–1915 -- chapter 2 Tonnage built by Ditchburn, Mare and Thames Ironworks, 1837–1912 -- chapter 3 Ship lists for the main iron shipbuilding yards
Summary "This title was first published in 2000. 'Little better documented than King Arthur or Robin Hood' complained one historian in 1998 describing the lack of information on Thames shipbuilding. This study of iron shipbuilding on the capital's river fills this noticeable gapages A.J. Arnold examines the initial domination of the iron shipbuilding trade by Thames firms from the launch of the first iron vessel on the river in 1832 to the end of serious Thames-side shipbuilding in 1915. For the first time, the factors that caused the industry's demise are explored fully, together with an analysis of the effect it had on its locality. Extending existing series of data, the book includes information on annual shipbuilding tonnage and the number of vessels constructed, and further looks at tonnage built for foreign citizens, companies and navies, and for the British Admirality. This broader and deeper statistical survey is supplemented with less systematic documentation such as memorabilia and business records to arrive at the most complete picture yet of a once pre-eminent British industry. A.J. Arnold is Professor of Accounting and Business History at the University of Essex."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 06, 2019)
Subject Shipbuilding industry -- England -- Thames River -- History -- 19th century
Ships, Iron and steel -- England -- Thames River -- Design and construction -- History -- 19th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General.
Shipbuilding industry.
Ships, Iron and steel -- Design and construction.
England -- Thames River.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315190605