2nd February 2010, 10:06
can fully recommend after reading a just released book on the history of
silver line detailing their complete rise and demise.
its called look for the silver lining by m. barraclough. very appropiate
naming of the book since i sailed with them for a number of years
a sad ending to a well repected company.regards maverick(A)
2nd February 2010, 12:15
Can you please givemore details of the book as I can not find it on Amazon
7th February 2010, 17:56
The book is entitled "Looking for the Silver Lining" by Martin Barraclough. I have seen it advertised in Ships Monthly by Ships in Focus book suppliers of Preston. As i sailed on the Silverisle in the 1960's i became aware of this book.
8th February 2010, 16:13
ISBN No; 190517828X £25 published by Bound Biographies.
Can be obtained from Books@ms-sc.org
Tel No; 0207 654 7008
1st March 2010, 06:32
Hi, here's another ex-employee. Tramped on the Silverwalnut out of San Pedro round-the-world (their ships did not touch UK ports) in 1950 as an apprentice. Then the Silvertarn in 1953, that one did put in to a UK port (Hull) with a British crew. You can read all about Silver Line on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Line_(shipping_company)).