By Gelina Harlaftis
Greek-owned delivery has been on the best of the area fleet for the final two decades. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced learn lines the advance of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the good fortune of Greek-owned transport in recent times has been a end result now not of a few marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Nineteen Forties, yet of networks and organisational constructions which date again to the 19th century. This research presents the main finished heritage of improvement of recent Greek delivery ever released. it's illustrated with quite a few maps and pictures, and comprises vast tables of basic facts.
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Extra info for A History of Greek Owned Shipping: The Making of an International Tramp Fleet, 1830 to the Present Day (Maritime History)
In sending his report for 1842 the consul sent a catalogue of all ‘British’ ships that carried the trade with Taganrog. This particular catalogue contained the names of the masters of the ships from which we find that 53 per cent of the tonnage considered as British is actually Greek-owned. The use of various flags, especially after the formation of the modern Greek state, was to a large extent a matter of convenience. Greek (Ionian) Catergarachi P. Cuppa Sp. Dandria Cosm. Dendrino A. Divari Sp.
Patras-Cephalonia, Alexandria-Beirut-Jaffa 5. Patras-Mersyne-Alexandretta-Jaffa-Accra 6. Corfu—Patras—Alexandria B. (covering north-eastern Mediterranean) 1. Constantinople—Salonica—Syros—Smyrna—Malta 2. Constantinople—Smyrna—Syros—Patras—Zante 3. Piraeus-Syros-Salonica-Gallipoli-Constantinople C. (covering north-eastern Mediterranean including the Black Sea)—after 1890 1. Batum-Trebizond-Kerrassund-Samsoun-Constantinople-Cavalla-Smyrna-Syros 2. Syros—Odessa—Constantinople—Smyrna 3. Braila-Galatz-Constantinople-Syros D.
Cuppa Sp. Dandria Cosm. Dendrino A. Divari Sp. Inglessi Ger. Inglessi G. Manzavino S. Michaliziano L. Mussuri C. Palieso P. 3,138 128 164 210 300 100 126 201 136 117 135 200 53 THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA 31 Name of master NRT % (A) Rossolimo C. Rossolimo Her. Rossolimo L. Travlo Ger. Vergotti G. Vergotti Sp. Vergotti Sp. Vlassopulo Eust. Vlassopulo G. Total Taganrog Source: Foreign Office (FO) 359/1 26 152 155 130 153 133 133 179 260 2,821 5,959 47 100 flag depended not only upon politics but also on economics—especially taxation —a phenomenon that continues to influence the use of twentieth century flags of convenience, such as Liberia or Panama.
A History of Greek Owned Shipping: The Making of an International Tramp Fleet, 1830 to the Present Day (Maritime History) by Gelina Harlaftis