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  • A Great Fleet of Ships: The Canadian Forts and Parks

    Authors

    S C Heal

    Shelf Location

    33d

    Abstract

    During World War II Canadian shipyards built more than four hundred merchant ships, most of them 10,000-ton cargo ships. For the first time this extraordinary accomplishment is described in detail, including the design of the ships, their construction, and each ship's operation and history. Also provided is a fold-out plan, to scale, of the British ship from which the Canadian program originated. The dispersal of these ships at the end of the war and the near demise of the Canadian merchant marine is also discussed. Eyewitness accounts bring to life the many adventures of the merchant crewmen who manned these so-called "Forts and Parks" ships. Superbly illustrated, the book is a welcome addition to maritime history and a tribute to the Canadian war effort.

    Authors

    S C Heal

    Publisher

    Vanwell Pubublishing Limited

    Catalogue number

    387.5'.971'0904

    Shelf Location

    33d

    Date published

    1999

    ISBN number

    1551250233

  • Tall Ships and Great Captains: a narrative of famous sailing ships through the ages and the courageous men who sailed, fought or raced them across the seas

    Authors

    A B C Whipple

    Shelf Location

    12e

    Authors

    A B C Whipple

    Publisher

    Victor Gollancz Ltd

    Shelf Location

    12e

    Date published

    1961

  • Liberty Ships: The History of the Emergency Type Cargo Ships Constructed in the United States During the Second World War (2nd Edition)

    Authors

    L A Sawyer; W H Mitchell

    Shelf Location

    20f

    Authors

    L A Sawyer; W H Mitchell

    Publisher

    Lloyd's of London Press; London, 1985

    ISBN number

    1850440492

    Shelf Location

    20f

    Date published

    1985

  • The Liberty Ships: The History of the Emergency Type Cargo Ships Constructed in the United States During World War II

    Authors

    L A Sawyer; W H Mitchell

    Shelf Location

    20f

    Authors

    L A Sawyer; W H Mitchell

    Publisher

    David and Charles; Newton Abbot, 1970

    Catalogue number

    387.245

    Shelf Location

    20f

    Date published

    1970

    ISBN number

    715349074

  • Ships and Seafarers

    Authors

    National Maritime Museum

    Shelf Location

    12a

    Authors

    National Maritime Museum

    Publisher

    National Maritime Museum ; 1993

    Shelf Location

    12a

    Date published

    1993

  • Commercial ships serving science and technology

    Authors

    W Connelly

    Date published

    1994

    Abstract

    The current 100-strong US private fleet of technical service ships is divided into two groups - at least 28 ships gather seismic and geophysical data worldwide and the rest are multipurpose ships which fluctuates in response to market opportunity. The seismic ships tend to be newer mission-focused ships while the others consist of various hull forms including fishing vessels offshore supply boats and ex-military craft which have converted for use in a full range of marine technical projects.

    Authors

    W Connelly

    Date published

    1994

  • Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic

    Authors

    Rorke Bryan

    Shelf Location

    14e

    Abstract

    Antarctica is surrounded by some of the world's most hazardous seas and was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of ships have voyaged in Antarctic waters, challenged by poorly charted waters, storms, pack ice, icebergs, and disease. This is the story of these ships - some specially designed, some plucked from obscurity - and the critical role they played in opening up the continent. With technical information, plans, photos, paintings and maps Rorke Bryan begins the detailed information about the ships: from the earliest sightings of the 15th century up to the tourist ships and sophisticated reinforced research vessels of today into a single comprehensive volume.

    Authors

    Rorke Bryan

    Publisher

    Pen & Sword Books

    ISBN number

    9781848321168

    Shelf Location

    14e

    Date published

    2011

  • International Conference on Design and Operation of Container Ships; 24 and 25 March 1999; London UK; RINA Volume I Proceedings

    Authors

    Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA)

    Shelf Location

    215d

    Abstract

    Session One - Ships in Design, Construction and Operation N Hubbard and P Dowell, 'The Charter Market and Earning Opportunities for Containerships' Dr.Ing A Kraus, 'Development, Design and Construction of Containerships at HDW' D G Capaitzis, 'Feeders from Turkey' Session 2 - Ship Design Dr A K Chatterjee, 'A Computer Model for Preliminary Design and Economics of Containerships' Prof. G E Hearn and P N H Wright, 'Design for Optimal Hyrodynamic Operation of Large Container Ships' Session 3 - The Classification Society Perspective M Lebrun, 'Design Consideration of Very Large Containerships' W Fricke and L Muller, 'Innovative Container Ship Designs' W Magelssen, K Dohlie and E Roglan, 'Cost Effective Design and Safety of Container Ships' P J Catchpole, 'Ship Emergency Response for Container Ships' Session 4 - Container Shipping, The Future A Kroneberg, 'A Scenario Based Exploration of Future Innovations in the Container Shipping Industry' Dr P K Pal and D Peacock, 'Hatchcoverless Container Ships for the 21st Century' Session 5 - Ship Management Dr N E Mikelis, 'The Development of an Enterprise System for Ship Management in Accordance with the ISM Code' Session 6 - Ships Structures V V Ivannikov, 'Steel Optimisation While Designing Sea-River (SRG) Container Carriers' Dr.Ing E Brunner, 'Some Aspects of the Design of Hatch Covers for Container Vessels' R Spencer, 'Structural Design of the Latest and Largest Containerships'

    Authors

    Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA)

    Publisher

    Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA)

    Shelf Location

    215d

    Date published

    1999

  • Ships Without Names: The Story of the Royal Navy's Tank Landing Ships of World War Two

    Authors

    Brian MacDermott

    Shelf Location

    21

    Authors

    Brian MacDermott

    Catalogue number

    UNK

    Shelf Location

    21

  • Report on machinery failures and alarms in MO ships in light of ship's age

    Authors

    T Nagatome

    Date published

    1988

    Abstract

    After almost two decades since the advent of MO notations for unattended machinery spaces NKK has more than 1000 such ships in its registry. NKK has studied statistics about failures and alarms on machinery and equipment in MO ships with a view to evaluating their reliability. This paper presents the updated statistics including those from MO ships of the latest generation and point out the problems to be solved in pursuit of safer and more reliable operation of MO ships.

    Authors

    T Nagatome

    Date published

    1988

  • Second International coal fired ships conference

    Authors

    MRINA

    Shelf Location

    224a

    Abstract

    Conf held in New York on 21 - 22 Oct 1980 Papers are The economics and rationale for the shipowner The world coal trade Design forum a delphic study The feasibility of coal fired ships Design considerations for coal burning ships up to panamax size Elvino derdini Coal fired ships - how to make them really viable The rationale of bunkering Classification society requirements Coal as fuel Fluidised beds at sea Coal fired marine boiler plant Mechanical stokers at sea Mechanical transfer of coal on board The potential for US coal in world coal trade The American merchant fleet Feasibility of the coal fired ships Design considerations for coal burning ships up to panamax size pneumatic transfer of coal on board

    Authors

    MRINA

    Publisher

    MRINA

    Shelf Location

    224a

    Date published

    1980

  • Design and cost estimating of all types of merchant and passenger ships. 5th edition, revised

    Authors

    A Kari

    Shelf Location

    235c

    Abstract

    'Methods of arriving at correct proportions, form and power to attain minimum Capital Cost with maximum service efficiency'. The book attempts to provide an exposition of the whole problem of ship design, as approached from different points of view - the builder, owner and operator. Contents are arranged into 3 parts: Part 1, The design of merchant ships (determination of ship dimensions, freeboard and general arrangements for cargo or passenger ship, oil-carrying, special service units), Part 2, Weight and cost estimating and preliminary calculations (weight, cost, wood and outfit, preliminary), Part 3, Powering of ships (resistance and propellers), Part 4, Passenger ships (general arrangements of small and moderate passenger-cargo ships, cross-channel boat, passenger liner).

    Authors

    A Kari

    Publisher

    London ; The Technical Press Ltd

    Shelf Location

    235c

    Date published

    1948

  • Rules for Classification and Construction I Ship Technology 1 Seagoing Ships 1 Hull Structures

    Authors

    Germanischer Lloyd

    Shelf Location

    205a

    Abstract

    These Rules cover materials, design principles, design loads, longitudinal strength, shell structures, decks, bottom structures, framing system, deck beams and supporting deck structures, watertight bulkheads, tank structures, stem and sternframe structures, rudder and manoeuvring arrangement, strengthening for navigation in ice, superstructure and deckhouses, hatchways, equipment, welded joints, fatigue strength, hull outfit, structural fire protection on board seagoing ships, strengthenings for heavy cargo, bulk carriers, ore carriers, oil tankers, tugs, passenger ships, special purpose ships, subdivision and damage stability of cargo ships, supply vessels, ships for sheltered water service, barges and pontoons, dredgers, strengthening against collisions, special requirements for in-water surveys, and corrosion protection.

    Authors

    Germanischer Lloyd

    Publisher

    Germanischer Lloyd

    Shelf Location

    205a

    Date published

    2007

  • Design of special ships equipped with non-conventional de- oiling equipment for cleaning oily ship's waters and removal of oily spills

    Authors

    J Listewnik

    Date published

    2001

    Abstract

    The amount of oil dumped into the seas by shipping is assessed. Shortcomings of the de-oiling systems installed on ships today are discussed. More effective methods of separating oil from ships' bilge and ballast waters are proposed. Special ships equipped with non-conventional separation units for receiving oily waters from ships are proposed and described.

    Authors

    J Listewnik

    Date published

    2001

  • Victory Ships and Tankers: The History of the Victory Type Cargo Ships and of the Tankers Built in the United States of America During World War II

    Authors

    L A Sawyer ; W H Mitchell

    Shelf Location

    20f

    Authors

    L A Sawyer ; W H Mitchell

    Publisher

    David and Charles; Newton Abbot, 1974

    Catalogue number

    623.82450973

    Shelf Location

    20f

    Date published

    1974

  • Royal ships on the Thames before 1450

    Authors

    Susan Rose

    Date published

    2004

    Abstract

    The history of the Royal ships on the Thames before 1450 is charted. King John was the first King of England to set up administrative machinery especially for building and maintaining ships. It was not until the reign of Edward the Third that the administrative centre of activity concerned with royal ships moved to London. Details about royal ships at this period largely come from financial records. In the reign of Henry the Fourth (1399 - 1413) only five vessels were in royal ownership. Although the number of ships was much smaller than in the reign of Edward the Third a more regular system of administration seems to have been established. During the winter months (November to February) the ships were laid-up in a dock (probably a mud berth) near Ratcliff or Wapping. In the spring they were re-rigged and put back in the water. By the middle of Henry the Fourth's reign the whole office was clearly operating on a shoestring. In the reign of Henry the Fifth (1413-1422) preparations for his anticipated campaign in France immediately impacted on the work of the Clerk of the King's Ships. Almost imperceptibly the centre of gravity for the royal ships was moving away from the Thames towards the South Coast. The reasons for this are explored but they are primarily timber-related but also possibly to do with the supply of skilled labour.

    Authors

    Susan Rose

    Date published

    2004

  • Ships and ship models

    Authors

    Model and Allied Publications (MAP)

    Shelf Location

    235g

    Abstract

    This collectors edition contains a run of monthly 'Ships and Ship Models' magazines, from September 1931 through to August 1932 (Volume 1, No.1 to Volume 1, No. 12). Contents range from the useful 'Ship Modeller's Scrapbook' to model steamer design, an early notice of the work of the late Norman Ough, a series on notable ships and a discussion on the oldest ships afloat 1931-32. Also an article on figureheads, 'How to build a model of a Dutch Admiralty Yacht', ship models in bottles, Ramsgate sailing trawlers and ship models at the Royal United Service Museum.

    Authors

    Model and Allied Publications (MAP)

    Publisher

    London : Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd

    Shelf Location

    235g

    Date published

    1977

  • Ships' Cargo, Cargo Ships

    Authors

    edited by Henri Kummerman; Robert Jacquinet

    Shelf Location

    20a

    Abstract

    By describing the evolution of the cargo ship and the development of unit load concept world-wide, this books reveals how design innovations have made a direct contribution to our standard or living. The book begins by setting the scene and revealing interesting facts about the dry cargo ship. This is followed by chapters on the development in each major area: Europe, North America, Japan, the Soviet Union, North Africa, India and South America. The next section of the book covers the various ship designs produced to improve cargo carrying and handling according to the type of unit load: container, barge, pallet, vehicle or heavy load. Part three is devoted to the opinions of men associated with maritime transport services, including shipbrokers, shippers, stevedores and port operators. The last two chapters take a look into the future, covering technical and economic factors and new laws of the sea.

    Authors

    edited by Henri Kummerman; Robert Jacquinet

    Publisher

    Hounslow [Eng.] : MacGregor Publications ; 1979.

    Catalogue number

    387.54409

    Shelf Location

    20a

    Date published

    1979

    ISBN number

    906536006

  • Human factors in the design and operation of ships

    Authors

    D Anderson

    Publisher

    Conference Organisation Committee

    Abstract

    Conf was held on Feburary 1977 in Gothenburg Sweden Papers are Acccommodation and workspace design checklist for use by naval architects Human factors integrated technology for the total ship planning and aquisition cycle Application of human engineering research to ship operation Two studies for optimising operating bridges and their application in inland and sea navigation Ship handling and reliability Human factors and dispersed automation on board ships The navigator ship handling in rough weather and hull surveillance systems Human factors in the development of a standarised bridge for the US merchant marine Evaluation of bridge layout by means of a mock-up Ships bridge and wheelhouse ergonomics design study An experimental evaluation of a "one-man-control" bridge layout Functional bridge design Case study in superstructure design Design of hospital rooms and sick bays on ships Simulation studies on evacuation times of passengers and crew on board ship Psychology and simulation in the application to ships radar Behaviour of navigators in critical traffic situations CAORF simulation-based human factors research in ship navigation and control Evaluation of an automatic marine radar plotter Human factors aspects of ship handling Simulation studies of manual control of ships in low speed offshore operations Difficulties in ship manoeuvering work and strain experience by ship handlers Pilot decision making while manoeuvering ships in confined waters

    Authors

    D Anderson

    Date published

    1977

    Publisher

    Conference Organisation Committee

  • British Ships and Seamen Book One: The Ships

    Authors

    Grant Uden

    Catalogue number

    UNK

    Authors

    Grant Uden

    Catalogue number

    UNK