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The First World War made major demands on the shipping industry. The war required transport, and all of the men and equipment despatched had to be moved by sea.

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Further reading

  • Burton, A., The Rise and Fall of British Shipbuilding (London, 1994)
  • Kennerley, A., Ratings for the Mercantile Marine: The Roles of Charity, the State and Industry in the Pre-Service Education and Training of Ratings for the British Merchant Navy, 1879-1939 In History of Education, (28)1, pp. 31-51 (1999)
  • Lorenz, E.H., Economic Decline in Britain: The Shipbuilding Industry 1890-1970 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991)
  • Macintyre, D., The Naval War Against Hitler (London: 1971)
  • Smith, K., Conflict over Convoys: Anglo-American Logistics Diplomacy in the Second World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Syrett, D., The Defeat of the German U-Boats: The Battle of the Atlantic (Columbia: South Carolina, 1994)
  • Thompson, J., The Imperial War Museum Book of the War At Sea: The Royal Navy in the Second World War (London: 1996)
  • Thompson, J., Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18 (London: 2005)