Sputniks and Spinningdales: A History of Pocket Trawlers

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The Sputnik trawlers (named after the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1) and the later and larger Spinningdale class were originally built as cut-down side trawlers, i.e. smaller versions of the ships that used to fish distant water grounds such as Iceland. In part a history of the trawler industry, largely neglected by writers, this book also follows the history of these vessels which were readily adaptable to other methods of fishing and consequently rarely scrapped. Setting out the background to the ...

Sputniks and Spinningdales: A History of Pocket Trawlers 2010, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752454528

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