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Hurricane Hutch’s Top 10 Ships of the Clyde – Now Reprinted

Posted by Richard on October 15th, 2016

80 pages – Full Colour, 90 Photographs.

We are delighted to announce a reprint of Hurricane Hutch last month. The new stock has come just in time for Christmas. It’s a perfect present and a ‘must have’ for any Clyde Steamer enthusiasts, or indeed for people just interested in books on West Scotland.

The book contains 90 photographs with some rare and never before published images of iconic Clyde Paddle Steamers such as Waverley, Jeanie Deans and Caledonia, along with more modern vessels including the Jupiter and Hebridean Princess and not forgetting the Queen Mary – now recently returned to the Clyde and the centre piece of a major restoration project. Captain Hutchison always liked the Queen Mary (he rated her Second in his Top 10) – and as he said in John MacLeod’s recent piece in the Scottish Daily Mail when commenting on her return to the James Watt Dock in Greenock … “The Queen Mary – she went like a sewing machine”.

The book is both a Social History of the Clyde from the 1950’s to the present day and a personal record of some of Scotland’s most iconic vessels. Captain Hutchison offers his own unique perspective as someone with an unparalleled insider’s knowledge of what it was to command each and every ship in the fleet and as someone with a keen eye for detail, and a real sense of the comic and absurd.

The book is available from Waterstones and online, including from this site

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