Picture History of the French Line (Dover Maritime) by William H. Miller Jr.

By William H. Miller Jr.

Superb pictorial historical past of the company's fleet of ambitious passenger ships: Ile de France, Normandie, Liberté, Colombie, Antilles, Flandre, France, and lots of extra. Over a hundred and seventy black-and-white images record exteriors and interiors, star passengers and shipboard lifestyles, whereas an in depth caption for every vessel supply its historical past, striking features, dimension, velocity, builder and different data.

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Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail 1600-1714: Design, by James Bander

By James Bander

For lots of the 17th century the Netherlands constituted an important maritime energy on the planet, with by means of some distance the biggest service provider fleet and a dominance in seaborne alternate that different international locations feared and envied. Born out of an 80-year fight opposed to Spain for independence, the Dutch republic trusted naval strength to assure its freedom, advertise its exchange and protect its in another country colonies. The Dutch military used to be an important to its survival and luck, but the ships that made up its fleets are one of the least studied of any within the age of sail. the explanations for this contain a decentralised management of 5 separate admiralties, frequently generating ships of a similar identify whilst, the common co-opting of merchantmen into naval fleets, and competing structures of measuring ships, all of which results in confusion and error.
The most vital contribution of this booklet is to provide the 1st definitive directory of all Dutch struggling with ships – no matter if purpose-built, bought, employed or captured – from the heyday of the United Provinces, whole with technical info and summaries in their careers. It additionally offers an appreciation of the executive, fiscal and technical heritage, and descriptions the various campaigns fought through essentially the most profitable navies in background. 
With its particular intensity of data, it is a paintings of the maximum significance to each naval historian and normal reader drawn to the navies of the crusing era.

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English Merchant Shipping: 1460-1540 (Heritage) by Dorothy Burwash

By Dorothy Burwash

Between 1460 and 1540 the improvement of service provider delivery was once of significant value to the expansion of britain as a ecu energy. during this paintings omit Burwash deals an entire background of the English service provider marine within the overdue heart a long time and early renaissance interval. Her account features a description of the dimensions and layout of the ships, the trades within which they engaged, the company preparations lower than which they sailed and the codes of maritime legislation which ruled them, the wages and prerequisites of labor of the typical seaman and the measure of navigational ability of the shipmasters and pilots. This was once the time while seamen and retailers of northern Europe have been starting to enterprise out of the general domestic waters and adopt voyages of discovery resembling the Bristol expeditions 1501–1504 which most likely reached Labrador and probably Greenland. the writer concludes that, even if English transport confronted stiff pageant from investors and seamen of alternative international locations in northern Europe—most relatively the Dutch—the interval used to be one in every of fit development which laid a very good starting place for the extra fabulous and higher identified exploits of the Elizabethan age.

Based on vast and specified examine in manuscript resources preserved within the Public list workplace, British libraries and the British Museum, this examine is an important one for critical scholars of English historical past.  

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The Ships That Came to Manchester: From the Mersey and by Nick Robins

By Nick Robins

The retailers of Manchester have been involved in the excessive price lists charged at Liverpool Docks and the over the top charges for transhipment of products to Manchester. They made up our minds that the easiest factor for his or her alternate was once to convey seagoing ships as much as Manchester. And this they did - through a variety of permitting debts and through grand-scale Victorian engineering. The Port of Manchester and its send canal opened for enterprise on 1 January 1894 with latest consumers comparable to James Knott's Prince Line working to the Mediterranean, and Fisher Renwick to London. however it couldn't without problems appeal to the Liverpool shipowners to take advantage of Manchester, and it confronted an extended fight to damage the indifference of convention strains to the recent port. the 1st international conflict eventually allayed any lingering concerns over the inadequacies of Manchester and the Liverpool businesses then arrived in abundance. Manchester had its personal delivery businesses, together with Manchester Liners, H. Watson & corporation, Sivewright Bacon, Manchester Steamship corporation, Manchester Spanish Line and others. company peaked at Manchester within the Fifties yet swiftly declined throughout the Nineteen Seventies as ships turned too huge to transit the canal. among 1894 and 1982 ships of all types docked at Manchester from around the world; this is often the tale of the ships that got here to Manchester.

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Illustrated Seamanship: Ropes & Ropework, Boat Handling & by Ivar Dedekam

By Ivar Dedekam

Today, yachts are frequently outfitted with electric windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, and so forth. This apparatus has additionally turn into even more trustworthy, making it attainable to make lengthy offshore passages with out a lot wisdom of seamanship. notwithstanding, because the coastguards in lots of international locations can ensure, increasingly more yachts require advice, even if they need to manage to succeed in harbour all alone. during this booklet you'll be proven the conventional thoughts try to be acquainted with – relating to rope dealing with, manoeuvring and anchoring – so one can make lengthy or brief passages adequately. each one aspect is obviously defined along particular illustrations, combining to make an easy and easy-to-follow consultant. even though yacht equipment is turning into an increasing number of trustworthy, you'll be virtually yes that, in the end, it's going to fail otherwise you can be out of electric energy to take advantage of it. studying the normal innovations won't merely be important yet is usually either fascinating and enjoyable. rather than waking up the whole harbour within the early hours with the noise of your bow thruster, you could, however, use a spring line to get competently moored to or depart the pontoon quietly.

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Technology and Safety of Marine Systems: 7 (Elsevier Ocean by J. Wang,Alan Pillay

By J. Wang,Alan Pillay

Traditionally society has regulated harmful industries by means of distinctive references to engineering codes, criteria and necessities. nowadays a risk-based procedure is followed. chance research contains opting for dangers, categorizing the hazards, and offering the required determination help to figure out the required preparations and measures to arrive a "safe" but within your means working point. whilst adopting such an technique the abundance of innovations to be had to specific danger degrees can usually turn out complicated and insufficient. This hugely functional consultant to defense and threat research in Marine platforms not just provides to the present strategies to be had, yet extra importantly identifies cases the place conventional innovations fall brief. Uncertainties that happen inside of threat research are highlighted and substitute options provided. as well as chance research strategies this ebook addresses influencing parts together with: reliability, upkeep determination making and Human errors. The hugely functional procedure of this name guarantees it truly is available to the widest attainable audience

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Human Factors for Naval Marine Vehicle Design and Operation by Jonathan M. Ross

By Jonathan M. Ross

there's a riding desire for naval execs to target human elements concerns. The variety of maritime injuries is expanding and the executive reason is human errors, either via the clothier and the operator. reducing group measurement, loss of skilled operators, operations in better sea states and fatigue irritate the location. Automation could be a partial resolution, yet incorrect computerized structures really give a contribution to injuries at sea. in past times, there was no overarching source on hand to naval marine car designers and human elements pros which bridges the space among the human and the computing device during this context. Designers comprehend the marine motor vehicle; human components execs know the way a specific atmosphere impacts humans. but neither has a pragmatic figuring out of the other's box, and hence speaking specifications and ideas is hard. This ebook integrates wisdom from various assets in addition to the recommendation of a panel of 8 well-known specialists within the fields of similar study, improvement and operation. the result's a reference that bridges the communications hole, and stands to aid improve the layout and operation of all naval marine vehicles.

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Holland America Liners 1950-2015 by William H. Miller

By William H. Miller

based in 1873, the Holland the United States Line supplied prone sporting passengers and freight among the Netherlands and North the United States. while the second one global conflict ended, merely 9 of Holland the United States Line’s twenty-five ships had survived and the corporate set approximately rebuilding. The delight of HAL’s post-war fleet used to be SS Rotterdam, accomplished in 1959, which used to be one of many first ships at the North Atlantic built to provide two-class transatlantic crossings and single-class luxurious cruising. even though, pageant from the airways intended that during the early Nineteen Seventies Holland the USA ended their transatlantic passenger companies; in 1973 the corporate offered its cargo-shipping division.

Now owned through the yank cruise line Carnival, Holland the US bargains round-the-world voyages and cruises within the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Asia. during this publication, popular ocean liner historian and writer William H. Miller takes a glance on the Holland the US Line and its post-war fleet as much as 2015.

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Staten Island Ferry (Images of America) by Staten Island Museum

By Staten Island Museum

thought of the "Best experience in long island City," the Staten Island Ferry has been immortalized through the years in artwork, literature, movie, and tune. within the nineteenth century, cross-bay ferry riders complained of harmful and unreliable inner most carrier. On October 25, 1905, the newly included urban of recent York assumed possession of the carrier, and the Borough class--the Brooklyn, Bronx, Richmond, Queens, and ny ferryboats--was brought. those have been the biggest ferries at the East Coast and made the crossing in 22.5 mins. this day, the ferry is famous as a brand new York icon and an emblem of the borough. a favourite vacation spot for travelers, the Staten Island Ferry incorporates 22 million passengers each year. On a regular day, 109 journeys flow approximately 70,000 humans around the harbor, making the Staten Island Ferry some of the most trustworthy varieties of mass transit within the city.

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