The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff
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The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff

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Harland and Wolff, once acknowledged as the greatest and best-known shipbuilding company in the world, for many years enjoyed a mighty eminence before a gradual descent into near obscurity. This illustrated book, told from the unique perspective of someone who was there at the time, chronicles the history of the organisation from its creation to the present day, from its halcyon days to its present incarnation. Today, the company is no longer involved in shipbuilding, maintaining only a small ship repair and engineering facility and occupying a fraction of its previously vast complex. At its peak Harland and Wolff directly employed over 45,000 people, with even more in its subsidiary companies. Well-known Harland and Wolff former employee Tom McCluskie, who was a technical consultant to James Cameron on the movie Titanic, sheds light on many little-known facts about the business, delves into the human interest stories, and recounts both the mighty zenith and ignominious demise of this great enterprise.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 12mm | 359.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752488619
  • 9780752488615
  • 583,637

About Tom McCluskie

Tom McCluskie is the author of "Anatomy of the Titanic" and "Titanic and Her Sisters." His 38-year career at Harland & Wolff saw him rise from mail boy to head of the draughting department, retiring as admin and archive manager. He was technical consultant to James Cameron on "Titanic."show more

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