All 514 sea-going ships of Eider Dempster are included in this book. A chronological company history is followed by livery and route details. There is then a comprehensive fleet list giving the techniCal and career data of every ship. The ships are illustrated by 240 of the author's constant scale profile drawings which cover 492 ships. The 24 small ships missing, excepting one or two tugs or barges, existed in the last century. The modestly priced Merchant Fleet series continues with its objective of being an aid to ali who love ships and their histories - especially for the younger generation who might not yet have come to know the magificence of Great Britain's maritime heritage.