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Barry Mitchell
 
Barry Mitchell
Barry Mitchell was born and educated in West Yorkshire. While serving in the Royal Air Force as a Radar Operator during the height of the Cold War he spent three years at an outlying underground base located on the Yorkshire Coast. Onwards he settled in the seaside town of Bridlington being employed at a local engraving business allied to the printing industry.
 
Having combined writing and hiking coastal paths as a pastime Barry Mitchell wrote articles about the area for regional magazines. Never far from the sea and ships, his writings soon included material of a nautical nature. The arrival of roll-on roll-off freight ferries became a draw to which this current tome is dedicated. Equally the growth of the passenger ferry services out of Hull saw him compile three successive books covering the progression of North Sea Ferries before the company became fully integrated within the P&O Ferries group.
 
Over a number of years Barry Mitchell has made sea crossings to all of the Scandinavian countries in pursuit of his hobby; likewise he has travelled to the near Continent on innumerable occasions aboard the NSF vessels. In retirement he continues his maritime interests appropriately living within sight and sound of the North Sea.
 
 
Title By Ro-Ro to the Baltic 2nd Edition
Genre History & Travel
Pages 176
Formats available Paperback £10.95
Cover design Barry Mitchell
Published July 2014
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 0.5 cm
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-1-326-45428-9
   
 
Updated 2nd Edition
 
The 1970s heralded the universal arrival of the dedicated roll-on roll-off freight ferry, or the ro-ro as it became more economically known. During the early years of the ro-ro several owners continued to carry a limited number of passengers in the same style and comfort as expected aboard their former conventional ‘short-sea’ freighters.
 
‘By Ro-Ro to the Baltic’ takes the reader aboard a bygone class-leading vessel for a ‘fly on the wall’ look at its operation on an intriguing near three-thousand mile voyage of several decades past.
 
 
 
By Ro-Ro to the Baltic
Title By Ro-Ro to the Baltic
Genre History & Travel
Pages 174
Formats available Paperback £10.95
Cover design Barry Mitchell
Published July 2014
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 0.5 cm
ISBN-10:  
ISBN-13: 978-1-291-95765-5
   
 
The 1970s heralded the universal arrival of the dedicated roll-on roll-off freight ferry, or the ro-ro as it became more economically known. During the early years of the ro-ro several owners continued to carry a limited number of passengers in the same style and comfort as expected aboard their former conventional ‘short-sea’ freighters.
 
‘By Ro-Ro to the Baltic’ takes the reader aboard a bygone class-leading vessel for a ‘fly on the wall’ look at its operation on an intriguing near three-thousand mile voyage of several decades past.