||Bureau of Naval Personnel
||U.S. Government Press
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This text is aimed to the marine engineering officers. The original intention of the authors was to provide the engineers with the fundamentals of ship machinery and equipment as well as give some introductory information on the their design and theory. Some description of the development of naval ships, basics of naval architecture, damage control, ship design and construction have also been given in this publication by the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Of course, the main aim was to help students to get the clear overall view of the shipboard engineering plants and make them understand the basic theoretical considerations underlying the design of the shipboard machinery and engine room equipment.