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Schifffahrt - USA: Bücher - Geschichte und Schiffe

Ein Buch über die amerikanische Schifffahrt? Hier finden Sie Bücher zur Geschichte, Häfen, Reedereien, Typen und Technik von Schiffen aus den USA.

The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920 - A Comprehensive History, with a Listing of Builders and Their Ships

This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849.

Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge discussed in detail, but they are also put in context with the times in which they operated. Their builders in East Coast states from Maine to Florida are discussed in detail, as are the men, and a woman in one instance, who commanded and manned these ships.

The book documents the roles that owners and shipping agents played, what kinds of cargo the ships carried worldwide and the unusual trades in which they participated.

Produktinformation

Autor:Glenn A. Knoblock
Ausführung:376 Seiten, 25.5 x 18 x 2.3 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:100 Illustrationen
Verlag:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2014)
EAN:9780786471126
Buch: The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920 - A Comprehensive History, with a Listing of Builders and Their Ships

The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920 - A Comprehensive History, with a Listing of Builders and Their Ships

Sprache: Englisch

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The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850s : An Illustrated Study

This book describes the intricacies of the construction and fabrication more than 150 years ago of masts and yards installed in American merchant vessels, particularly those spars which were "built" or composed of multiple pieces bound together by iron bands. These were referred to as "made" spars as opposed to spars constructed from a single tree. It also contains instructions for developing the shape and proportions of various spars.
Very little information is available on this subject. Generally, the external sizes of individual spars can be found but intimate details are sorely neglected. In addition, the book includes the spacing and location of masts in a ship, and the rake, and it discusses the types of wood that are most desirable in the construction of spars.

Before his retirement in 1972, William L. Crothers worked as a draftsman in the design division of the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He is also the author of books on the construction of American clipper ships American packets and freighters of the 1850s.

Produktinformation

Autor:William L. Crothers
Ausführung:188 Seiten, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1.3 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:57 Zeichnungen
Verlag:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2014)
EAN:9780786493999
Buch: The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850s : An Illustrated Study

The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850s : An Illustrated Study

Sprache: Englisch

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Liberty Ships: America's Merchant Marine Transport in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

Although not a weapon in the traditional sense of the word, arguably no item in the Allied arsenal contributed as much to the defeat of the Axis during WWII as did the Liberty ships. The 2,710 Liberty ships placed into service between 1941 and 1945 provided a vital link in the supply chain not only of US but also Allied forces during WWII.
Although the basic design itself was obsolete even before the first one slid down the builder's ways, it had the advantage of being relatively easy to produce, and simple to operate and maintain. Thus, the vessels were mass-produced by no fewer than eighteen shipyards. Building time, initially 244 days, dropped to forty-two days per ship, although as a publicity stunt the "Robert E. Peary" was launched four days and fifteen and a half hours after the keel was laid.

Produktinformation

Autor:David Doyle
Ausführung:128 Seiten, 23 x 23 x 1.8 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:295 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2020)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764359590
Buch: Liberty Ships: America's Merchant Marine Transport in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

Liberty Ships: America's Merchant Marine Transport in World War II

Sprache: Englisch

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Liberty Factory : The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser's Oregon Shipyards

Churchill famously claimed that the only thing that had really frightened him during the war was the Battle of the Atlantic. Keeping open the lifeline between the US 'arsenal of democracy' and the UK was essential to preparations for the invasion of Europe and in the final analysis this came down to building merchant ships faster than German U-boats could sink them.
Crucial to this achievement was the 'Liberty ship', a simple freighter that could be built rapidly, combined with the untapped industrial potential of the USA that could build them in vast numbers.

Undoubtedly the most important individual in the rapid expansion of US wartime shipyard capacity was Henry Kaiser, a man with no previous shipbuilding experience but an entrepreneur of vision and drive. This book tells the story of how he established huge new yards using novel mass-production techniques in the most surprising location - Oregon, one of the least industrially developed areas of the US and one without an existing pool of skilled labour to draw on.

It was not just the yards that were revolutionary, as the Kaiser companies provided housing, health and welfare benefits that attracted workers from all over the country, including women recruited into an industrial workplace for the first time.
This well-motivated workforce turned the Kaiser yards into the most efficient shipbuilders in the country. In total Kaiser's Oregon yards built over 450 'Liberties' and the follow-on 'Victory ships' - including one built in the record time of 10 days - as well as around 150 tankers, some 50 escort carriers and countless amphibious warfare ships.
Curiously, this truly remarkable achievement, of huge significance to the eventual Allied victory, has been consigned to the footnotes of history, but is fully documented and celebrated for the first time in this book.

Produktinformation

Autor:Peter J Marsh
Ausführung:192 Seiten, 26 x 21.5 x 3.2 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:200 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Seaforth Publishing (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781526783059
Buch: Liberty Factory : The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser's Oregon Shipyards

Liberty Factory : The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser's Oregon Shipyards

Sprache: Englisch

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On the Swing Shift - Building Liberty Ships in Savannah

During World War II eighty-eight of the almost three thousand Liberty ships built in America were launched in Savannah, Georgia. Without Liberty ships, the Battle of the Atlantic might have been lost.
Few remember the Liberty ships today; fewer remember the shipyard or that the Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation was the largest industry ever located there. The land on which this shipyard stood is now derelict. Thousands drive by it every day and have no idea of the great contribution to the war effort that was made on that site.

This social history tells the story of the men and women who built these merchant ships in Savannah. Most came from rural areas and had never seen a ship, much less built one. Their work was dangerous and boring, but many worked double shifts, nights, and seven days a week.
There were 45,000 of them during the four years of the shipyard's existence, and in spite of all of the problems faced, they built ships and built them well.

Cope makes use of more than 120 taped interviews with shipyard workers, merchant seamen, dock workers, and Navy and Coast Guard personnel, as well as letters and official documents, to present an authentic and moving record of the working conditions and lives of those who built the Liberty ships in the shipyards of Savannah.

Produktinformation

Autor:Tony Cope
Ausführung:288 Seiten, 23.5 x 16 x 1.3 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:illustriert
Verlag:Naval Institute Press (USA, 2009)
EAN:9781591141235
Buch: On the Swing Shift - Building Liberty Ships in Savannah

On the Swing Shift - Building Liberty Ships in Savannah

Sprache: Englisch

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Ships of the Great Lakes: An Inside Look at the World's Largest Inland Fleet

Is working on ships, sailing or tugging through the sea-like waters of the Great Lakes something you've imagined yourself doing? Whether it's your dream job or an area of interest, it is no easy task and takes a full crew to power the 1000-footers, steamers, tugs, Seaway and river class vessels.

Lapinski gets close and personal with ship-life, from the captain to the cook, from the inner workings of the engine department to the intricacies of navigation, from the work it takes to load and unload large masses of material, to keeping the ships in tip-top shape around the clock during the busy shipping season.
A huge variety of ships, a huge variety of jobs, and an even bigger cross section of people, all have helped make the lives of Americans a little easier by bringing in or out the goods through the Great Lakes.

Produktinformation

Autor:Patrick D. Lapinski
Ausführung:128 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 1 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:366 Fotos
Verlag:Iconografix (USA, 2011)
EAN:9781583882801
Buch: Ships of the Great Lakes: An Inside Look at the World's Largest Inland Fleet

Ships of the Great Lakes: An Inside Look at the World's Largest Inland Fleet

Sprache: Englisch

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Commercial Ships of the Great Lakes: A Photo Gallery

Millions of tons of cargo have been transported across the five Great Lakes bringing the products and commodities of the Midwestern states and Canadian provinces to markets worldwide.
Known for its unique commercial operations, Great Lakes shipping has always relied on the old school uses of single screw tugboats, steam propulsion, and incredibly talented engineers and captains who can maneuver their ships in and out of tight quarters and winding rivers. But times are changing on the Great Lakes, and these changes are signaling the end of an era.

This is the story of that grand era of shipping on the Great Lakes. Over 300 sharp black and white historic and current photographs bring us aboard those hard-working ships that opened the interiors of America and Canada to the world.
"Commercial Ships on the Great Lakes" provides a comprehensive look at these great ships and includes everything from the smallest tugs, the barges, the passenger and workboats, to the gigantic ore boats. Also included are ships relegated to the boneyard and others that have been resurrected as museums, fishing boats, and passenger boats.

Produktinformation

Autor:Franz A. VonReidel
Ausführung:160 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 1.3 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:350 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Iconografix (USA, 2005)
EAN:9781583881538
Buch: Commercial Ships of the Great Lakes: A Photo Gallery

Commercial Ships of the Great Lakes: A Photo Gallery

Sprache: Englisch

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Great Lakes Shipping: Ports & Cargoes Photo Gallery

Over 163 million net tons of cargo are moved each year on the Great Lakes in the holds of a vast fleet of steel ships. View first-hand how cargoes are loaded at the grain terminals of Thunder Bay, the ore docks of Minnesota's north shore, or the sprawling Midwest Energy coal dock in Superior.
See where these giant ships and cargoes go "down below" on the infamous Cuyahoga River, the Ford Plant on Detroit's Rouge River, or inside the heart of the famous U.S. Steel Works in Gary, Indiana.

The photographs in this book bring you a slice of industrial America rarely seen by the general public. These images, contemporary and historic, will take you to all of the primary loading and unloading ports from Lake Superior to Lake Erie.

Produktinformation

Autor:Patrick D. Lapinski
Ausführung:160 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 1.3 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:315 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Iconografix (USA, 2009)
EAN:9781583882382
Buch: Great Lakes Shipping: Ports & Cargoes Photo Gallery

Great Lakes Shipping: Ports & Cargoes Photo Gallery

Sprache: Englisch

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Tugboats of the Great Lakes - Photo Gallery

From the early days of commercial navigation on the waterways of the Great Lakes, tugboats have been needed to guide the ships in and out of the newly constructed ports. As the ships progressed from wooden schooners to large steel steamships, the tugboat also grew in size.
This book takes an in-depth look into the ancient practices of Great Lakes ice-breaking, ship assistance, and towing. At the turn of the century, the towing industry changed forever with the consolidation of fleets and the design of the low-profile powerful steam ship-docking tug. This "G-Tug" design has become known all around the world and these same 80-year old tugs are still the primary workhorse in most harbors on the Lakes today.
Many other designs, unique to the fresh waters of the Great Lakes, are profiled in this book. The severe climate of the Great Lakes region is brutal on the equipment and the tugs are built tough, for heavy ice breaking. A new class of powerful Coast Guard ice-breaking tugs came out in the 1940s. Today, many of these "WYTM" class tugs survive in commercial service on the Lakes. The Lakes have always been home to a large fleet of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tugs. Additionally, U.S. Army auctions have brought many government-class tugs such as LT's, ST's, and DPC's to the Lakes in the hands of private and commercial operators. In the rivers that feed the busy port of Chicago and all throughout New York State on the Erie Canal, a rare species of tug can be found, the famous "canallers", which are also featured in this volume.

Produktinformation

Autor:Franz A. VonReidel
Ausführung:160 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 1.3 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:365 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Iconografix (USA, 2007)
EAN:9781583881927
Buch: Tugboats of the Great Lakes - Photo Gallery

Tugboats of the Great Lakes

Sprache: Englisch

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Great American Passenger Ships

America produced some of the world's finest, most interesting, advanced and innovative passenger ships, such as the brilliant SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever to sail the seas, ingloriously left lying in limbo for 42 years.

This book also documents passenger ships seized in wartime, notably the giant German Vaterland, which became the Leviathan of the United States Lines, as well as many newly built passenger ships, such as Santa Rosa, Lurline, President Cleveland, Independence and Brasil. Also included are peacetime troopships as well as 'combo ships', the once very popular passenger-cargo ships.

The great saga of American liners continues to this day with modern cruise ships in Hawaiian service. The cast of ships is both vast and varied, but endlessly fascinating. Presenting many unpublished images alongside historic, insightful text including personal anecdotes of the ships and voyages from passengers and crew alike, Bill Miller takes the reader on a nostalgic voyage and the great American passenger fleet sails once again!

Produktinformation

Autor:William H. Miller
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 22 x 25 x 0.8 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:Illustrationen (wovon einige in Farbe)
Verlag:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2012)
EAN:9780752470221
Buch: Great American Passenger Ships

Great American Passenger Ships

Sprache: Englisch

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America's Postwar Luxury Liners - An Illustrated History

It is hard for many to recall the great American passenger liners of the mid 20th century. Through creative use of period photographs, advertisements, menus, post cards and other memorabilia, the author tells the fascinating story of America's postwar luxury passenger liners - including the famed United States, the fastest liner in the world, and her consort America, Grace Line's fleet of luxury liners like the Santa Paula and Santa Rosa, the American Export Constitution and Independence, the Moore-Mc Cormack liners Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, the white ships of the Matson Line, such as the Lurline and Monterey, and the American President liners President Polk and President Monroe.

This book connects seafarers and armchair travellers alike with a nostalgic and less hectic time in history. Welcome Aboard!

Produktinformation

Autor:John A. Fostik
Ausführung:126 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 1 cm, Softcover
Abbildungen:215 s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Iconografix (USA, 2011)
EAN:9781583882870
Buch: America's Postwar Luxury Liners - An Illustrated History

America's Postwar Luxury Liners

Sprache: Englisch

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SS United States - Red, white, and blue riband, forever

Arguably the world's most articulate and authoritative maritime historian, John Maxtone-Graham documents SS United States, her design, construction, and seventeen years of impeccable service. He introduces us to dozens of U.S. passengers, famous and infamous, as well as captains and crew.

The last great American ocean liner, SS United States could be converted to a 14,000-man troop carrier and was capable of attaining a speed of over 40 knots (although in her luxury Atlantic crossings the ship was much slower).
Sadly, jet travel put an end to ocean crossings, and the all-aluminum ship rests in Philadelphia while groups of fans continue to try to repurpose it.

Produktinformation

Autor:John Maxtone-Graham
Ausführung:240 Seiten, 28.5 x 26.5 x 2.9 cm, Hardcover
Abbildungen:200 Farbfotos
Verlag:WW Norton & Co (USA, 2014)
EAN:9780393241709
Buch: SS United States - Red, white, and blue riband, forever

SS United States - Red, white, and blue riband, forever

Sprache: Englisch

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