The first battleship (capital ship or first-class warship) was the galley-ram, an oar-powered vessel equipped with an elongated underwater snout, often bronze-tipped, and that later mounted guns as an armament secondary to the ram and to armed boarders. The age of the galley was the longest of any of the warship eras, some 2000-4000 years, from about 2000 B.C. to the Battle of Lepanto in A.D. 1571.
Carrier aircraft undertook three broad roles during World War I: reconnaissance, offensive missions, and fleet defense. Before the war most opinion envisaged reconnaissance, in its broadest sense, as the likeliest contrinbution of carrier aircraft to naval warfare. Their primary roles, officers thougth, would be spotting for naval guns in battle, extending the fleet's tactical range of vision in the approach to action, and strategically reconnoitering the enemy fleet's dispositions and activities in its bases. During World war I carrier aircraft undertook all these missions, though sometimes the outcomers were not what prewar opinion had expected.
From the advent of the earliest of the type, the submarine design has always pressed against the outer limits of the contemporary technological envelope. Investors and engineers have, of necessity, incorporated new and untested machinery and equipment into their craft in order to meet their goals of creating effective undersea vessels. The underwater environment, moreover, is unforgiving; errors in operation or failures of equipment have very dangerous and even fatal consequences. Success in submarine design, therefore, has come to those naval architects who have combined innovation and experimentation with substantial direct, prior experience or knowledge.
This is rare and invaluable little guide intended for those involved with costing shiprepairs. It is rare for providing an independent means by which these repairs could be estimated without resorting to tariff rates published by shipyards.
To explore, to travel, to trade, to fish, to fight and for fun - people take to the water for all these reasons. For thousands of years, they have been developing new ways to make being on the water easier, safer, and quicker. The earliest crafts were simple rafts and floats. But then the hollow shell which sat on the water - probably a hollowed log - was invented. This was the boat, an invention as important as the wheel. Still used all over the world, the wooden boat is the ancestor of the great sailing ships and the huge ferries and container ships of today. There are now many hundreds of different types of boat and ship, made from every material imaginable, from reeds or animal skins to plastic, fibreglass, iron, and steel.
Many of us who have worked within the subsea pipeline and riser business are in the field because it has remained continuously challenging for decades. As many complex problems are carefully delineated and solved, more economical field development scenarios evolve which generate the need for yet newer solutions presenting technical gaps to be filled by the engineering community.
The present book tabulates general particulars of thirty-nine ships that were designed, built and delivered in this Millennium. It also covers many various ship types of the last 20 years. The new suggestions and inventions for enhanced ship performance in the next decades are also discussed in detail, as well. And finally, if you are a student, good luck in your studies. If you are either sea-going or shore-based personnel, best wishes for continued success in your job. It provides the comprehensive guidance on the ship design and performance and we hope it will be of great interest and assistance to you.
Vice-admiral Reinhard Scheer ordered full speed. Thick jets of black smoke gushed from the funnels of 22 battleships. At the head of his line, four Konig class battleships surged forward, turbines exceeding the ships' previously recorded top speeds. Somewhere ahead, the battle cruisers for Vizeadmiral Hipper's Aufklarungsgruppe (reconnaissance division) were engaged in a running fight with British battle cruisers and a lone squadron of Dreadnoughts...
During the past thirty years yachting has expanded from being,a minority sport into a major recreational activity practised by millions all over the world. In the 1960s, many attractive coastal areas were still relatively free from pleasure boats; today it can be difficult to find a suitable mooring place for the night. The interest in racing has increased correspondingly at all levels, from dinghy racing to the America's Cup and around the world races.
The Engineering Handbook was created based on experience and research of Huyett staff and contains invaluable technical information and statistical data. Steel making flowcharts and general information were produced with information from the AISI website. Many technical definitions were taken from "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Steel... A Glossary of Terms and Concepts".
Practical Navigation for the Modern Boat Owner leads you through all the aspects of navigation of your boat in a logical order. It has the unique combination of modern and traditional disciplines to boat navigation. Although the pencil and paper chart method will not be introduced until it is demonstrated this knowledge is vital. This practical approach to the subject will ensure that although modern electronic methods remain at the forefront, readers will never lack in knowledge to navigate their boat safely in any circumstance. Therefore the modern sailor will be equipped with all the necessary skills.
The publication sets the standards for a very easy-to-follow and clearly written primer describing the basics of the engine troubleshooting, care and repair, as stated in the title. It features the full coverage of the four-stroke diesel engines, provides necessary information on both conventional electronic and direct fuel injection systems, etc. It will be ideal for boat owners and operators since the author, Ed Sherman, covered every major engine brand presented at the market, with the power from 2 to 300 hp. We would treat this book as the complete guide on how to maintain your own outboard. The intention of the author was to fill the existing gap between the owner's manuals supplied with the engines, and full workshop manuals. Thus, we would recommend this book to everyone owning and involved in the maintenance or repair an overboard engine. It is a perfect companion to any factory manual but, of course, it is not intended to replace such manual. The idea is rather to provide people with some general instruction while the factory manual would provide them with the engine-specific info. Even the newcomers will get some working knowledge of the outboard engines once they have spent some time with this book.
This technical Dictionary offered to you today is a truly excellent reference offering readers huge amount of useful info in a very convenient, so easy-to-use and quick-find format. The publication will for sure be of great at use to the students, industry professionals, teacher, writers or just general readers as it will assist them all gaining proper understanding of all fundamental ideas and key concepts of various engieering areas. The team of authors used a simple and very clear way, using the language which will be easily understandable to the general readers, not only to the industry pros; in the meantime, this book is comprehensive and thorough enough for the advanced students and even scientists. This second edition of the Dictionary was updated and now contains about eighteen thousand entries, including abbreviations/acronyms, gives correct pronunciation for all terms contained, covers so many topics including mechanical engineering, building, industrial and civil engineering, electrical engineering, acoustics, control systems, systems engineering and others. The publication may also be used when preparing to the PE examination as mechanical engineer. There is an appendix providing some additional information and useful data.
The second edition of one of the most popular and recognized marine engineering textbook in the world. This publication is dealing with absolutely all aspects of a vessel's machinery starting from propulsion and steering arrangements, to the deck machinery, ship systems, as well as all possible electrical installations and other machinery-related items with the emphasis made upon safe and correct procedures. The material presented in the very first release of the publication has been significantly enlarged and revised in order to reflect the greater weight that is being placed upon the cost effectiveness of the ship operation. This book is widely treated as the invaluable guidance for the industry professionals; however, it shall be noted that this book is equally covering the requirements to the Certificates of Competency (COC) for Class 3 and Class 4 Engineers. It will be of great help to anyone professionally interested in marine engineering and ship design. In short, it is definitely the marine engineering bible since it provides so much of technical information presented in a very easily understandable manner. The text material of the book is supplemented with the numerous diagrams and images for better understanding. According to the customer reviews, the book is the excellent and outstanding work.
Here is an excellent manual for the boat owners and marine technicians prepared by Ed Sherman. The declared intention of the author, who is the senior writer of the American Boat & Yacht Council, was to provide readers with necessary knowledge on the proper troubleshooting of the modern complex electrical systems installed on boats and protect such electronic installation from the interference. The readers of this book will also get to know how to eliminate various charging and starting problems, and how to track down the wide range of wiring, grounding, bonding, and corrosion problems. We would treat it as the top notch for every advance amateur electrical do-it-yourself boater. Though it is not too big and thick, this book is densely packed and full of valuable technical information related to the corrosion, RFI, electrical leakage and other important issues requiring the immediate attention of the persons handling and maintaining the boat. It features very good and high-quality graphics and images. It is not actually a primer on electronics but rather perfect textbook for those who have some fundamental understanding of electricity. Do not miss this one - you know, boats always have some electrical issues and you' better get prepared to fix them yourself.
Our goal in this volume is to lay out for you the basic tenets of Practical Seamanship, as we and other experienced sailors have learned them over the years, so that you may enjoy seamanship as an end in itself - and reap the rewards of safety, comfort, and peace of mind which come from this knowledge.
Most of us are familiar methods of troubleshooting. When something goes wrong, it becomes painfully obvious. There is a horrifying noise, a burning smell, a mysterious appearance of water in the bilge. At that moment, your primary concern is to know what happened and how to fix it; however, good troubleshooting is much more that a gut-level reactive response...
This handbook was prepared by Nigel Calder together with some co-authors (Richard Clinchy from USCG, Bill Gladstone from North Sails, Peter Nielsen from The Sails Magazine, and others) who are all leading experts, with the intention to provide all readers with comprehensive info related to the handling of boats, navigation and seamanship. Each of pages in this book has been designed for the max efficiency and easiest use. The readers will get to know how to handle the boat under power, how to use nautical charts, global positioning systems, VHF and SSB radios, what is sail trim and rig turning, how to make knots and splices, how to care and repair diesel engines, learn the basics of anchoring and heavy weather sailing etc. Particular attention has been given by the authors to the emergency and first aid on board. One of the main advantages of this book is that it can provide readers with all necessary answers to any questions that may arise, very easy and fast. In fact, almost every chapter of this publication (except the third one addressing the nautical charts) may be used as a stand-alone Guide. We are pretty sure that this interesting and useful handbook will make the boater's time on the water safer, more rewarding and enjoyable.