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Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering

  • The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book describes the intricacies of construction and fabrication more than 150 years ago of masts and yards installed in American merchant vessels, particularly those spars which were "built" or composed of multiple pieces bound together by iron bands. These were referred to as "made" spars as opposed to spars which were constructed... more...

  • Into the Maelstromby Colin Brittain

    The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24

    On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board, bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4am there was a tremendous impact as the ship ran onto rocks at Saltwick Nab, a mile south of Whitby. Rohilla was mortally wounded 600 yards from shore,... more...

  • Amerikas Kriegeby Alexander Emmerich; Philipp Gassert

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 21.37

    Die USA verfügen nicht nur über die älteste demokratische Verfassung der Welt. Seit der Unabhängigkeit war das Land fast ununterbrochen in militärische Konflikte verwickelt. Wie geht das zusammen: Demokratie und Krieg? »To make the world safe for democracy«: mit diesem Ziel warb Präsident Wilson 1917 für Amerikas Eintritt in den Ersten Weltkrieg. Kriegeintritt... more...

  • Papa Topsideby Helen A. Siiteri

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    A pioneer in the field of deep-sea diving, George F. Bond helped develop the theory of saturation diving and the techniques and dive tables used by divers around the world. In this edited journal—made public for the first time—Bond offers a lively account of his work with the U.S. Navy?s first manned undersea habitats, the Sealab experiments of the... more...

  • Tropic Sunsby James Seay Dean

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    When a ship set out for the Americas in the sixteenth century, the crew faced a long voyage and a host of difficulties along the way. Ship-building, navigation and provisioning were all crucial to the vessel actually arriving in the New World, which was by no means guaranteed. In order to reach her destination, both skill and luck played vital roles.... more...

  • Ancient Boats in North-West Europeby Sean Mcgrail

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 108.95

    At last a paperback edition of this standard work on marine archaeology. Séan McGrail's study received exceptional critical acclaim when it was first published in hardback in 1987 and it is now revised and published in paperback for the first time. Professor McGrail provides an authoritative survey of water transport across Northern Europe from the... more...

  • Competitive Differentiation within the Shipbuilding Industryby Christopher Sauerhoff

    Springer 2014; US$ 79.99

    European shipyards face a rising competition in the global market. Christopher Sauerhoff investigates such aspects as a shipyard?s market expertise, its practical experiences and its cooperative activities. He analyzes whether there is a relationship between each of these aspects and those resources and capabilities constituting the basis for a shipyard?s... more...

  • Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navyby Lieutenant Commander Lawrie Phillips

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    The Admiralty's specialist shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock produced over 200 warships for the Royal Navy, including 5 royal yachts, between 1814 and 1926. This long century, from the Napoleonic War until post-First World War, covered all the major changes in warship design and construction, from wood to iron and then steel, and from sail to steam.... more...

  • Coffins of the Braveby Kevin J. Crisman; Walter Rybka; Kenneth Cassavoy; Christopher R. Sabick; LeeAnne Gordon; Sara Hoskins; Erich Heinold; Jonathan Moore; Christopher Amer; Eric Emery; Erika Washburn; Arthur B. Cohn

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    In Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812 , archaeologist Kevin J. Crisman and his fellow contributors examine sixteen different examples of 1812-era naval and commercial shipbuilding. They range from four small prewar vessels to four 16- or 20-gun brigs, three warships of much greater size, a steamboat hull converted into an armed... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Ships and Boatsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Do you know how many cannons a Tudor ship could carry? How many people go missing from cruise ships every year? What is a hawsehole? And why are submarines painted black? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts about ships and boats, split into categories such as famous ships, seafaring terminology, naval ship classes and many more.... more...