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.
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...