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  • The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920by Glenn A. Knoblock

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

    This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge... more...

  • Commerce on Early American Waterwaysby Earl E. Brown

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Colonial pioneers began entering the logging and forestry industries in great numbers along the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains during the late 1700s and were soon producing more products than they could use. This book details how settlers used waterways to transport goods to coastal markets. Topics include the timeline of water craft construction;... more...

  • Concepts in Submarine Designby Roy Burcher; Louis J. Rydill

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 47.00

    Explores the engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design. more...

  • Reeds Vol 13: Ship Stability, Powering and Resistanceby Jonathan Ridley; Christopher Patterson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 59.99

    This indispensible guide to ship stability covers topics such as flotation and buoyancy, small angle, large angle and longitudinal stability, water density effects, bilging, ship resistance, and advanced hydrostatics. Each chapter has a comprehensive list of aims and objectives at the start of the topic, followed by a check-list at the end of the topic... 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...

  • Clydebank Battlecruisersby Ian Johnston

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Between 1906 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons built five battlecruisers, each one bigger than the last, culminating in the mighty Hood, the largest warship of her day. If Tiger is regarded as a modification of the Lion class design, this represents every step in the evolution of these charismatic, and controversial, ships. Like... more...

  • First Victoryby Mike Carlton

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 27.78

    HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden. When the ships of the new Royal Australian Navy made their grand entry into Sydney Harbour in October 1913, a young nation was at peace.Under a year later Australia had gone to war in what was seen as a noble fight for king, country and Empire. Thousands of young men joined up for the adventure of... more...

  • On the Storied Ohioby Reuben Gold Thwaites

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    A new and revised revised edition of Afloat On The Ohio , On the Storied Ohio tells the story of an historical pilgrimage of a thousand miles in a skiff, from Redstone to Cairo made in 1894. Present on this pilgrimage were a company of four - the author, his wife, their ten-year-old son and a Doctor. Thwaites, historian extraordinaire, wanted to... more...

  • Theory and Practice of Seamanshipby Graham Danton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 99.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Design and Installation of Marine Pipelinesby Mikael Braestrup; Jan B. Andersen; Lars Wahl Andersen; Mads B. Bryndum; Niels-J Rishø Nielsen; j

    Wiley 2009; US$ 205.00

    This comprehensive handbook on submarine pipeline systems covers a broad spectrum of topics from planning and site investigations, procurement and design, to installation and commissioning. It considers guidelines for the choice of design parameters, calculation methods and construction procedures. It is based on limit state design with partial safety... more...