Bernard Ireland spent 30 years in ship research for the Admiralty in the Royal Naval Scientific Service. He has worked as an illustrator for the shipping industry, producing impressions and technical cutaways for companies such as Canadian Pacific and Blue Star Lines, and has produced illustrations for the Port of London Monthly and technical posters for the Science Museum, South Kensington. He is the author of over 25 specialist naval books, together with major contributions to numerous partworks and journals on the history of ships.
"* 'Well illustrated, this is a worthwhile introduction to the subject and a good one-stop reference volume.' Aircraft Illustrated"