The Complete History of Ships and Boats

The Complete History of Ships and Boats

by Robert Curley

Hardcover

$38.75

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615306701
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Series: Transportation and Society Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Chapter 1 The Age of Oar and Sail 1

Early Rowed Vessels 1

The First Sailing Ships 4

Types of Sails 5

Asian Ships 7

Early Oceanic Navigation 8

15th-century Ships and Shipping 10

17th-century Developments 12

Shipping in the 19th Century 17

The Cutty Sark 18

Chapter 2 The Rise of Machine Power 21

The Steamboat 21

Early Examples 22

Fulton's Steamboat 25

Commercial Steam Navigation 27

Oceanic Navigation 29

The First Atlantic Crossings 29

The 'Atlantic Ferry" 30

Passenger Liners in the 20th Century 34

The Lusitania 37

Cargo Ships 39

Chapter 3 Modern Ship Types 40

Service Vessels 40

Miscellaneous 40

Industrial Ships 41

Passenger Carriers 42

Cruise Ships 42

The Zueen Elizabeth 44

Ferries 45

Cargo Carriers 46

Tankers 46

Container Ships 48

Barge-Carrying Ships 50

Roll-On/RoIl-Off Ships 50

Dry-Bulk Ships 51

General Cargo Ship 52

Chapter 4 Ship Operation 53

Business Aspects 53

The Tramp Trade 53

The Liner Trade 55

Aristotle Onassis 56

The Captive Fleet 58

International Conventions 58

Ship Classification 61

Crewing 62

Maintenance 64

Repairing Marine Damage 64

Maintaining Machinery 65

Cargo Handling 66

Ship-Shore Transfer 66

Handling Aboard Ship 72

Chapter 5 Ship Design 75

The Naval Architect 75

Hydrostatics 77

Static Stability 79

Dynamic Stability 80

Damage Buoyancy and Stability 81

The Titanic 83

Ship Hydrodynamics 85

Design of the Hull 85

Determination of Propulsive Power by Model Testing 89

Ship Maneuvering and Directional Control 90

Ship Motions in Response to the Sea 92

Structural Integrity 93

Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery 96

Diesel 97

Combinations of Machinery 98

Gas Turbine and Nuclear Power 99

Electric Drive and Integrated Machinery Plants 101

Chapter 6 Shipbuilding 103

The Shipyard 103

Organization 104

Layout 105

Planning 107

Isambard Kingdom Brunei 108

From Contract to Working Plans 110

The Lines Plan and Fairing 111

Fabrication and Assembly 112

Launching 113

Outfitting 115

Trials 116

Chapter 7 Harbours 118

San Francisco Bay 119

Harbours of the Ancient World 120

Breakwaters 123

Breakwater Design 124

Solid Breakwaters 125

Floating Breakwaters 126

Chapter 8 Docks and Quays 128

Gravity Walls 129

Concrete Monoliths 131

Concrete Caisson Walls 132

The Piled Jetty 134

The Sheet-Piled Quay 135

Design 135

Structural Reinforcement 138

Durability 140

Enclosed Docks 142

Roll-On, Roll-Off Facilities 144

Bulk Terminals 146

Chapter 9 Dry Docks 150

Structural Requirements 152

Design 152

Entrances 153

Keel and Bilge Blocks 156

Basic Construction Technique 157

Floating Dry Docks 158

Maintenance 159

Conclusion 160

Glossary 162

Bibliography 165

Index 167

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