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Ships and Shipbuilders - Pioneers of Design and Construction

In the past three centuries the ship has developed from the relatively unsophisticated sail-driven vessel which would have been familiar to the sailors of the Tudor navy, to the huge motor-driven container ships, nuclear submarines and vast cruise liners that ply our seas today. Who were the innovators and builders who, during that span of time, prompted and instigated the most significant advances?

In this book the author describes the lives and deeds of more the 120 great engineers, scientists, philosophers, businessmen, shipwrights, naval architects and inventors who shaped ship design and shipbuilding world wide.

Covering the story chronologically, and going back briefly even to Archimedes, such well-known names as Anthony Deane, Peter the Great, James Watt, Robert Fulton and Isambard Kingdom Brunel share space with lesser known characters like the luckless Frederic Sauvage, a pioneer of screw propulsion who, unable to interest the French navy in his tests in the early 1830s, was bankrupted and landed in debtor's prison.
With the inclusion of such names as Ben Lexcen, the Australian yacht designer who developed the controversial winged keel for the 1983 America's Cup, the story is brought right up to date. Concise linking chapters place all these innovators in context so that a clear and fascinating history of the development of ships and shipbuilding emerges from the pages.

Autor:Fred M. Walker
Ausführung:256 Seiten, 25 x 18 x 2.2 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:120 Illustrationen
Verlag:Seaforth Publishing (GB, 2010)
EAN:9781848320727
Buch: Ships and Shipbuilders - Pioneers of Design and Construction

Ships and Shipbuilders - Pioneers of Design and Construction

Sprache: Englisch

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The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff

Harland and Wolff, once acknowledged as the greatest and best-known shipbuilding company in the world, for many years enjoyed a mighty eminence before a gradual descent into near obscurity. This illustrated book, told from the unique perspective of someone who was there at the time, chronicles the history of the organisation from its creation to the present day, from its halcyon days to its present incarnation.

Today, the company is no longer involved in shipbuilding, maintaining only a small ship repair and engineering facility and occupying a fraction of its previously vast complex. At its peak Harland and Wolff directly employed over 45,000 people, with even more in its subsidiary companies.

Well-known Harland and Wolff former employee Tom McCluskie, who was a technical consultant to James Cameron on the movie Titanic, sheds light on many little-known facts about the business, delves into the human interest stories, and recounts both the mighty zenith and ignominious demise of this great enterprise.

Autor:Tom, MBE McCluskie
Ausführung:160 Seiten, 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.1 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:illustriert
Verlag:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
EAN:9780752488615
Buch: The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff

The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff

Sprache: Englisch

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J. Samuel White & Co., Shipbuilders

J. Samuel White & Company was the oldest firm on the Admiralty List and built 252 ships for the Royal Navy alone. The yard's closure in 1966 ended 300 years of shipbuilding during which time the company had gained acclaim from mercantile and naval customers alike.
Famed early on for fast Revenue cutters and naval brigs, in its final years Royal Navy destroyers earned it great distinction. Highly innovative, it developed and patented many pioneering products while other innovations included semi-diesel engines, heat exchangers, air conditioners and compressors, besides a range of marine thruster units.

Not only did the company build ships and boats but it also constructed a range of marine aircraft. During the First World War, White's production accounted for 100 ships, including twenty-seven destroyers, and 201 seaplanes. Production during the Second World War added up to 317 ships, among them twenty-six destroyers and a large minelayer.

Illustrated with photographs of these and many of the company's other products, this book tells the story of J. Samuel White and its subsidiary concerns, a business built on a reputation of quality which earned it the slogan: "White's-built - well-built!".

Autor:David Williams, Richard P. de Kerbrech
Ausführung:176 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.2 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:illustriert
Verlag:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2012)
EAN:9780752466125
Buch: J. Samuel White & Co., Shipbuilders

J. Samuel White & Co., Shipbuilders

Sprache: Englisch

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A Shipyard at War - Unseen Photographs from John Brown's, Clydebank 1914 - 1918

Although best known for large liners and capital ships, between 1914 and the completion of the wartime programmes in 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons built a vast range of vessels - major warships down to destroyers and submarines, unusual designs like a seaplane carrier and submarine depot ship, and even a batch of war-standard merchant ships.
This makes the yard a particularly good exemplar of the wartime shipbuilding effort.

Like most shipyards of the time, Clydebank employed professional photographers to record the whole process of construction, using large-plate cameras that produced pictures of stunning clarity and detail; but unlike most shipyard photography, Clydebank's collection has survived, although relatively few of the images have ever been published.

For this book some 200 of the most telling were carefully selected, and scanned to the highest standards, depicting in unprecedented detail every aspect of the yard's output, from the liner Aquitania in 1914 to the cruiser Enterprise, completed in 1920.
Although ships are the main focus of the book, the photos also chronicle the impact of the war on working conditions in the yard and, perhaps most noticeable in the introduction of women in large numbers to the workforce. With lengthy and informative captions, and an authoritative introduction by Ian Johnston, this book is a vivid portrait of a lost industry at the height of its success.

Autor:Ian Johnston
Ausführung:192 Seiten, 26 x 24 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:200 Fotos
Verlag:Seaforth Publishing (GB, 2014)
EAN:9781848322165
Buch: A Shipyard at War - Unseen Photographs from John Brown's, Clydebank 1914 - 1918

A Shipyard at War - Unseen Photographs from John Brown's, Clydebank 1914 - 1918

Sprache: Englisch

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