Cruisers have the most lengthy stories of any class of warship in maritime history; only battleships have been around for a longer period. This book is comprehensive and examines the development of cruisers from the eighteenth century to modern times. Not only it is a study of the technological development of these vessels; it also examines the impact of innovation on their use in both war and peace.
The Anatomy of the Ship book dedicated to the eternally famous armed transport Bounty. Centuries ago, in the year 1775, The Standing Committee of West India Planters & Merchants decided to introduce bread-fruit trees and mangosteen into the West India colonies as an inexpensive source of food for their plantation slaves. An excellent prize was offered to anyone who successfully transported bread-fruits from the East to the West Indies, and, in 1777, a fund was set up to encourage people's interest in the subject adventurous and so interesting project. The book starts with the introductory chapter providing some historical background. Then, there is info on the hull construction, refit and decoration, steering gear and ground tackle, pumps, boats, crew and accommodation, masts and yards (with dimensions specified), sails, rigging, ordnance. This chapter is followed by a number of nice close-up photos of the full size replicas of the HMS Bounty, and the next and last section of the publication contains and a truly huge collection of detailed technical drawings, including three-view drawings, and good construction plans. we do believe it is needless to say that the full and thorough description of the vessel is also provided to the reader.
The battle of the Atlantic pitted Germany's U-boats against Allied convoys sailing from North America and the South Atlantic. The name itself is a bit of a misnomer as it was not one single battle but the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, lasting for six years, stretching over hundreds of miles and involving almost countless combat engagements. By the end of hostilities, the Kriegsmarines U-boats had sunk in excess of 2,900 ships, representing over 12 million tons of Allied shipping. Despite some post-war claims that the U-boat campaign had no real chance of being successful in the long run, it is clear that the Allied leaders at the time had a different view. By January 1943. such were the worries over the U-boat's successes that at the Casablanca conference, it was agreed that the defeat of the U-boats was to be a number one priority. Indeed, when summarizing his thoughts on the Battle or the Atlantic, Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said, 'The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril'. The Battle of the Atlantic was not only a fight for the survival of Great Britain, but for the survival of real opposition to Hitler. If the U-boat campaign had succeeded and Britain had been starved into subjugation, the British Isles wouldn't have served as a base for the eventual bombing offensive and as a launching point for the invasion of Kurope. It is difficult to envisage how the stakes could have been higher...
This excellent historical account by "Tank" Nash is about one of the less glorious days in the long history of the Royal Navy. It describes a chain of disasters, which were completely avoidavle, that took place in January 1918 when elements of the Grand Fleet were transiting the Firth of Forth to conduct exercises in the North Sea, In the ensuing chaos five collisions took place, with the loss of two submarines and 104 officers and men. It was a national tragedy, which was kept under wraps for many years, but now the full archive files are available and the horror of that day is revealed.
For a long time we have taken it for granted 0 the big, fast U-boat of our age, nuclear powered and able to stay under the surface of the water for weeks, even months if necessary. And yet, scarcely more than forty years have passed since the first nuclear-powered submarine, the American Nautilus, gained worldwide attention on its maiden voyage and introduced a new era in naval warfare...
The history of the 7th U-boat Flotilla mirrored the course of the U-boat war in general. At the start, this force of six boats acted with immense professionalism, technical excellence and sheer daring. Responsible for some of the greatest naval coups of the early war period, the flotilla's boats developed into a finely-turned force of predators. The failures of the Norwegian campaign caused a temporary dip in flotilla morale, but the influx of new and improved boats did much to reinvigorate the flotilla. At the same time, its base of operations was changed to Brittany, cutting the transit time to the U-boat patrol areas by half. By late 1941 the flotilla strength had grown to over 20 boats, although the bare statistics belie the gruelling nature of the battle these young men were forced to fight. The heady early days of the war were over, and following the loss of many of the squadron's "aces", these newcomers had to learn quickly, or face the same fate. Ultimately Germany was to lose her race for naval supremacy, that statistical conflict of boats lost versus tonnage sunk which has portrayed so graphically in London. Although flotilla strength reached a peak in April 1943, the campaign had already been lost.
Just two years after the previous edition, this new edition of Ocean Ships once again records the ever changing scene within merchant shipping companies and services, based in or operating regular sea services to the UK and northern Europe.
This is a tool-book, that is to say, it is meant to be more than just read. All those knots which are designed to be tied to something, can be tied to the board pages of this book, next to their illustrations.
Treasure ship! The words exert a powerful mythic pull on the imagination but elude easy definition. For most of us they suggest Spanish galleons or Portuguese East Indiamen with billowing sails, wooden hulls and holds crammed with silver dollars or gold escudos. None of this has much to do with the giant passenger liners that plied between New York and Liverpool in the early years of this century, with their compound engines, steel rivets and electric lighting. And yet, surprisingly, it was the first fifty years of the twentieth century that witnessed the greatest and final flowering of the entire treasure ship era.
Features three hundred military and mercantile ships from very ancient times of to the present day; each of them is illustrated with a nice color artwork and supplemented with a brief service history. In addition, full specifications for each ship including displacement, dimensions, speed, armament and complement are provided.
The Oil and Gas production Handbook book was intended to give readers interested in the oil & gas production industry a brief overview of the main equipment and processes. The author oh this handbook discovered that much of this equipment involved is described in standards, project documentation and equipment manuals, but in fact only little material was found to quickly give the reader an overview of the entire upstream area...
Offshore and deepwater oil and gas production by means of pipelines has recently gained a stupendous momentum in the industry. At the time of this writing, the pipeline technologies have been successfully used in the waters deeper that 6000 feet. Thus and so, it is quite common that the costs of pipeline construction and management are higher than that of production and drilling components. The optimization of the pipeline development process is now an important topic for achieving cost-effective management in offshore/deepwater pipeline operations.
An Introduction to Offshore Engineering is a very timely and most welcome addtiion to the library of the industry. Although there are numerous highly specialised books available there are very few, if any which deal with the Offshore Industry as a whole and here, in one volume is a comprehensive study of the subject which takes the reader from exploration, through construction and into production.
This text in this book is intended to aim the students of marine sciences/technology, especially those following BTEC programmes in preparation for careers at sea and in marine related industries. The present book will also be useful to the students following courses in shipbuilding. A number of considerable changes have taken place in shipbuilding practice recently, with the introduction of new technology, and the aim of this book is to present all modern shipyard techniques without neglecting basic principles.
The present book covers all aspects of the design of monohull displacement ships. However, this has to be set in the context of quite a wide range of marine vehicles. These vessels range from surface skimming vessels, through displacement ships and semi-subs, to wholly submerged submarines.
This book is devoted to the modern theory for design and analysis of marine structures. The term "marine structures" refers to ship and offshore structures. The objective of this book is to summarize the latest developments of design codes, engineering practice and research into the form of book, focusing on applications of finite element analysis and risk/reliability methods.
This book by Peter Spectre contains the most popular boat designs. It will definitely be very useful and practical for people who intent to construct their own boat and are now searching for some suitable design; it will be also very interesting to those trying to improve the existing boat designs or even trying to create the unique ones. Some of the presented designs come from the past; however, some of them are even designs of the future. We all know how important the drawings are in the boat- and shipbuilding - in fact, good drawings shall be treated as the essence of any boat review. The publication contains so many excellent and well-detailed design reviews, accompanied by class technical drawings. Most of the designs presented in this book are conventional while some of them are definitely not - the latter ones are very interesting for the boatbuilding enthusiasts. The idea of the author to supplement the design descriptions with the experts' opinions was brilliant - the reading is now much more interesting and entertaining because of their enlightening commentary. We would say that this book will be very useful for the wooden boat owners; however, some ideas will be of interest and use for all boat owners and builders.
The present book is the steel design guide published by American Institute of Steel Construction. It contains all necessary information on the welding processes, codes and regulations, calculations and other valuable date and can be used by both students and professionals in steel construction industry.
The problem confronting the modeller is "What ship shall I make?" The number of different motives which bewilder many modellers in their choice of a subject is really amazing. Among sailors, love of ship and sentiment enter largely. Let me warn you, however, that sailors are, as a rule, very, very indifferent modellers. They usually rely upon a piece of dunnage wood, a few reels of cotton, some darning needles, sail needles, and the dregs from the paint pots. The war-time sailor, on the other hand, will probably tackle his first ship (dear to the eyes of any sailor is his first ship) in which he served. The quality of his craftsmanship will depend to some extent upon his civilian background, upon his aptitude and upon his character. This latter is more important than it might at first seem. In my opinion the very first requisite is some small bond of affection. You must have some liking for the ship you would like to model. After all it is a hobby, a labour of love. But this affection for some particular ship we roust examine more closely.
In Ship Modeling Simplified, the professional ship model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the excellent methods he has developed over thirty years at the workbench in order to help novices take their first steps in this exciting pastime. You do not need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a ship model. All you need is just an understanding coach.
Each drawing in this book deals with only one particular aspect of modeling and is accompanied by straight forward and logical narrative. Whether a model maker just requires information on one aspect or needs to rig a whole ship, it is all here in this beautifully produced book that should be possessed by every modeler of period ships.
The time has come for the critically important process of welding to be treated comprehensively, in one source, in precise, unambiguous language, in readable format, and in sufficient depth to satisfy the experienced engineer but sufficiently clear and concise so as not to overwhelm the new student of welding or the interested layperson.
This latest seventh release of one the most recognized books on marine auxiliary machinery has been thoroughly revised - some of the old materials have been removed while several new chapters were added that reflect the intention of the author to make the present book maximum relevant to the current COC (certificate of competency) examinations. The author hopes that the drawings that he has included in his book will be of helpful to anyone preparing to the COC as well and other exams. All of the previous releases of this publication have already proven to be so successful and that was the reason of their extreme popularity among both industry professionals and students worldwide. The textbook opens with the chapter describing the main propulsion services together with the heat exchangers, followed by the chapter addressing the machinery service systems together with the associated equipment. Then the chapters come covering the ship service systems, their components, such as pumps and all pumping arrangements, valves and piping, cargo pumps, various systems installed on board tankers and gas carriers, auxiliary power plants, steering arrangements, refrigeration installations, propeller shafts, bow thrusters, stabilizing systems, cargo equipment, deck machinery, fire protection, heating and ventilation, and other important matters.