Closed for Online Orders till early April

As a consequence of moving house please note that we will not be taking any further orders until early April. Thank you for all your orders in the past and we look forward to supplying you again in the future.

Specialist Publishers of Shipping History

Ships in Focus publish high-quality, illustrated books of shipping history. Coverage includes well-known ship owning companies, famous individual ships such as Mauretania, ship types such as the SD14, and shipbuilders.


'Record' Journal

Ships in Focus produce 'Record', an acclaimed, illustrated journal. Each issue features at least one shipping fleet or part of a fleet, with every ship illustrated. Other articles explore histories of ships, ship owners, shipbuilders, ports and types of ships. 'Record' concentrates on the period up to 1970, when ships still looked like ships!

Other Publishers

We also stock & sell a wide range of books on a shipping theme from other publishers

New Stock

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Shipping Companies

This page lists individual shipping companies which appear in our books and journals.