Synopses & Reviews
This history of Burrell & Son of Glasgow describes the way in which ship ownership and operation developed during the final years of the age of sail and the beginning of the era of steamships. Not only does the work contain background material on tramp shipping commerce, it also includes a substantial database on ship building, ownership, and operations during this period. The information will be of interest to the maritime historian since it describes this important era in detail, and to the business historian interested in the strategy and structure of the shipping industry.
A history of the development of tramp shipping commerce into the age of steam, including data on shipbuilding, ownership, and operation.
About the Author
R. A. CAGE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History at the University of New England in Australia and an Honorary Research Consultant, Department of Economics, University of Queensland.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Tramp Shipping
A Brief History of Burrell &Son
The Financing of Tramp Ships
Profitability of Burrell &Son's Operations
Appendix 1: List of Burrell &Son Ships, by Dates in the Fleet
Appendix 2: Selected Statistics on Ships Held, by Time Periods
Appendix 3: Total Shares plus Burrell &Son's Holdings, by Ship
Appendix 4: Details of Ships in which Burrell &Son had Financial and Controlling Interests
Appendix 5: List and Details of Puffers Built by Burrell &Son at Hamilton Hill Yard
Appendix 6: List and Details of Ships Built by Burrell &Son at Lower Woodyard
Appendix 7: Names, Addresses, and Occupations of Shareholders in Burrell &Son Ships
Appendix 8: Summary of Wills of Burrell Family Members
Appendix 9: Strath Steamships Mutual Insurance Association, Ltd., 1914-1931