THE article on the White Funnel Fleet of Steam Ships
crossing the Bristol Channel made interesting reading ("Take a pleasure trip to keep steamers sailing", June 27).
The error on the ship's maiden voyage between Southampton and New York in 1912 happened because at the time seagoing was undergoing enormous upheaval because of the conversion from sail to steam ships
opened up the world to more and more people and competition meant rising standards.
It wasn't just coal and slate - it's hard to believe now that before the war, there used to be jetties at Porth Ysgo and Hell's Mouth on the Llyen peninsula where steam ships
would dock to take manganese across the world.
Yes, Britain had its glory days but sailing ships were replaced with coal burning steam ships
because they were more reliable.
All four women contended with seasickness, incredible tidal drifts, cramp and the growing threat of steam ships
, perils that Ederle eventually overcame just a week after Barrett was forced to turn back.
For the best part of the last century, ferries and steam ships
have transported hundreds of thousands of welders, joiners, teachers and Glaswegians from all walks of life down the Clyde to destinations such as Rothesay, Largs and Arran.
helped, while the real breakthrough came with the development of refrigeration towards the end of the 19th century.
The boat has been designed with steam ships
of old in mind and has magnificent promenade decks, paddlewheels and lavish Victorian decor.
Before the advent of steam ships
, manpower was used to bring vessels to dock sides.
The RH Carr was one of the last steam ships
to be built in the Crichton yards in Flintshire but now languishes in Guyana, South America.
A collection of 21 rare model battleships and steam ships
dating back to the 1920s is expected to make waves at a sale of toys and collectables at a leading Shropshire fine art auction house next week.