This is the first issue of a proposed free download of the digital publication The Shelterdeck. It concerns the history of the merchant navy (all countries), in stories and ship models. This first issue contains my brief CV, an account of a storm at sea in the 1850s, a short history of the Ellerman's cargo liner City of Bombay, and a constructional article, complete with plans, for the diesel tug S. A. Everard.
Whether this publication continues will really depend on its reception. I do not need any feedback unless you wish to send it, as I can gauge the popularity, or otherwise, by the number of downloads sent out. You will not be bombarded by SPAM, by downloading this document. I will reply to any communications, but will be following a "speak only when spoken to" policy. At the end of the document is a list of downloads that are available for the nominal sums indicated, all between £1.49 for the shorter ones, up to £8 for the comprehensive ones that run into hundreds of pages. The links will all work as long as you are connected to the internet.