SHIPS FASTENINGS — FROM SEWN BOATS TO STEAMSHIP
|Publisher||Texas A&M University Press|
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The ship hull fastenings are obviously critically important construction element of any vessel and boat, without which none of them could ever sail. This publication provides in fact the first detailed study of the ships fastenings. The author offers his readers a thorough and fascinating descriptions of a wide range of vessels starting from the ancient sewn plank boats and up to the steam ships and ocean clippers.
Apart from the technical information, the author also provides a good and interesting historical insight telling us about the major innovations and discoveries that accompanied the invention of the new fastenings and changes to the existing methods of securing. He has covered the metallurgy and copper sheathing, all types of rivets, welding, covering both the obsolete and relatively modern techniques, and even managed to address the development of the maritime insurance and underwriting, taking into account that the registries maintained by Lloyd's and other similar entities used to dictate the methods and forms of fastening to be used.
The publication has already proven of value for the professional shipbuilders as well as naval historians and archaeologists - note that the content will also be interesting to the amateur boatbuilders and enthusiasts.
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