id love to see the collection of books steven, I have a good few here but never enough, would have loved to seen felicity lengthened, does lengthening shorten the life of a ship, I think killian was scrapped before her sisters Hi Larry
Will have to locate all of them first! Most of my stuff is Ferry Pubs but have a few by Irish publishers too. I tend to pick things up on ebay a lot, and even got a Princess Victoria book in Tesco a few months ago lol. The one book I am really desperate to dig out is Designing Ships for Sealink by rogan and ripley but this has gone missing somewhere along with the vast bulk of my collection.
So far as lengthening goes, I dont think it would affect the life of a ship so long as it is done right (and the lengthening is designed properly with stresses for example recalculated), in the same way a repair after the hull is damaged wont. How ever Jan Heweliusz style repairs can seriously shorten the lifespan of a vessel obviously, likewise if thinner steel was used on the lengthened section for example then I guess this would also affect the lifespan. A well maintained lengthened ship is going to last longer than any non-lenthened ship that isnt looked after as well. I think the aforementioned Rogan and Ripley book might have something in it about Felicity (the book covers some of the ships acquired and modifications made).
So, the missing books appear to have been located (might be 1 or 2 still missing though)
This is the ones found today - im in the process of making myself a database so excuse the format as it was a matter of getting down the main details as quickly as possible!
Fantasia: Creation of a Superferry, Various edited by John Hendy, Sealink British Ferries/Ferry Publications, 1990, 0951350625
Olau, Cowsill, M Hendy, J, Ferry Publications, 1993, 1871947057
Newhaven-Dieppe: The Car Ferry Era, Cowsill, M Hendy, J, Ferry Publications, 1994, 18719472020
Folkestone Boulogne: 1843-1991, Hendy, J, Ferry Pubs, 1991, 0951350668
Stranraer – Larne: The Car ferry Era, Cowsill, M, Ferry Pubs, 1995, 1871947405
Sally Line: The complete story,Breeze, G, Cowsill, M, Hendy, J, 2001, 1871947642
North Sea Ferries: Across Three Decades, Mitchell, B, Ferry Pubs, 1995, 1871947243
Passenger Ships of the Irish Sea 1919-1969, Liddle, L, Colourpoint, 1998, 1898392307
Car Ferries of the Irish Sea 1954 – 2004, Merrigan, J, Colourpoint, 2004, 1904242251
The Dover – Ostend Line, Hendy, J, Ferry Pubs, 1991, 095135065x
Designing Ships for Sealink, Ripley, D, Rogan, T, Ferry Pubs, 1995, 1871947340
Inside Olau, Ogilvie, A, Ferry Pubs, 1994, 1871947235
Harwich Hoek van Holland, A 100 Years of Service, Cowsill, M, Haalmeijer, F, Hendy, J, Ferry Pubs, 1993 (Dutch/English)
Ferries of the British Isles and Northern Europe. Widdows, N, Ferry Pubs, 2000, 1871947588
I will update this post at a latter date with the rest! Been quite a few additions over the past year or 2