Shipping casualties around the British Isles
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Shipping casualties around the British Isles 1970-1979. by J. F. Read

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Published by Department of Industry in [s.l.] .
Written in English

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SeriesNMI report -- R 106
ContributionsNational Maritime Institute.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13723006M

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