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This is a very well estanblished naval architecture handbook which was completely updated abd reviewed by a new author in order to ensure a modern coverage of its contepth in depth. The introductpry part of the publication was fully re-written, it now provides the ships topes together with the general characteristics which helps readers understand the typical sizes of the merchant ships of today. This new edition includes for new chapters covering the deadweight scale, ship squat, trim and stability book, and the interaction. One of the newly added appendices deals with the draft surveys.