1919 "Husun"  sextant by H Hughes & Son (pre Kelvin Hughes) London EC - kindly loaned by Captain Stephen J Howarth
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With many thanks to Brian T Hill - National Research Council Canada - Institute of Ocean Technology - St John's Newfoundland, Canada. The National Maritime Museum - Greenwich, London, and the The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia, USA for giving permission to use photographs and items from their archives, John Clarkson for giving permission to use the photographs in his book "British Shipping Fleets"; Ted Gray for giving permission to use photographs from his book "Manchester Liners A Pictorial History" ; Mike Shah of Memories Publications for putting me in contact with Ted Gray; Captain Eric Askew for the use of his photograph archive; The Ships List, Merchant Navy Nostalgia; BTRL - Maritime Timetable Images; Rodney Hall – Hall Genealogy Website – Manchester Liners & Docks; and the many other sites on the web that I have gleaned information from. Loaned Archive copies of Manchester Liners News; ML Old Shipmates News letters with original documents and photographs; Anthony Steven for the use of his historical family letter that was published in the Manchester Genealogist Magazine; the Port of Montréal Authority for extracts from their book "The Gold-Headed Cane; Ken Russell for the use of one of his paintings; Captain Stephen Howarth for the loan of his sextant to create an image and Kenneth Holland of Instyle Consultants, Liverpool for web hosting. Everyone else who has helped me find information for this web site. Also to Captain Peter Cullen and Captain Stephen Worthington for allowing me the pleasure of creating this site for the Association.

Derrick J Howarth, Hon. Webmaster


Nick Robins latest book, published November 2011, MANCHESTER LINERS - an extraordinary story is a fully illustrated company history and is available from:

Coastal Shipping
Bernard McCall
400 Nore Road
BS20 8EZ

ISBN 978-1-902953-55-7, Hardback, A4 size, 144 pages

£17.50 + p&p

Coastal Shipping



National Maritime Museum

SE10 9NF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8858 4422 or Recorded Information Line +44 (0)20 8312 6565

Photographs can be purchased on their web site: www.nmm.ac/picturelibrary

The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News
VA 23606

Tel: 00 1 757-591-7769 or Fax: 00 1 757-591-7354 http://www.marinersmuseum.org


British Shipping Fleets - Editors Roy Fenton and John Clarkson devote 64 pages to Manchester Liners with photographs of most of its fleet from the commencement of the Company.

Ships in Focus Publications
John & Marion Clarkson
18 Franklands

ISBN 1-901703-21-5

£24.00 + p&p £3.50



Manchester Liners a Pictorial History - Ted Gray

Memories Publications
22 Crofts Bank Road
M41 0TS

Tel: 0161 748 1369

and many book stores.

ISBN 1 899181 05 9


Other related books by Ted Gray:

100 Years of the Manchester Ship Canal ISBN 1 85926 030 6

Salford Quays - The Story of Manchester Docks ISBN 1 899181 881