Between the 1960s and the 1980s, Cargospeed Equipment Ltd, in Greenock on the Clyde, designed and manufactured vehicle deck access equipment and platform deck systems for numerous well-known ferries. It also fabricated cranes and hatch covers for cargo vessels. The company’s origins were in the family-owned shipyard of George Brown (Marine) Ltd, the history of which forms the initial section of the book. The subsequent development of Cargospeed involved design innovation by the company heir, Jack Brown, whose novel ideas were to feature on many well-known British and foreign ships. Apart from ferries, the vessels for which Cargospeed equipment was supplied ranged naval auxiliaries to Cunard liner the Queen Elizabeth 2. Profusely illustrated with hitherto unpublished photographs, The Cargospeed Story fills a gap in knowledge about an important but under-recognised aspect of modern merchant shipping and shipbuilding.
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