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A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering


  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107672932

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  • Originally published in 1938, this book was written to provide an account of the historical development of naval and marine engineering. The material which formed the basis of the text was gathered together from a variety of sources during a period of approximately thirty years. Technical papers, presidential addresses, journals, textbooks, biographies, official regulations, personal letters, reminiscences and previously unpublished manuscripts were all drawn upon to illustrate the many aspects of naval and marine engineering. Numerous illustrative figures are included throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of engineering.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107672932
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of figures in the text
    1. The birth of the steam boat
    2. Early progress of steam navigation
    3. Pioneer transatlantic steamships
    4. Steam men-of-war
    5. The introduction of screw propulsion
    6. Naval officers and steam
    7. Iron ships for mercantile purposes
    8. Early iron warships
    9. Low pressure marine boilers
    10. Types of marine engines
    11. Steam and sail from 1860 to 1870
    12. The marine compound engine
    13. Boiler practice and progress
    14. Introduction of auxiliary machinery, I
    15. Introduction of auxiliary machinery, II
    16. Triple-expansion engines and water-tube boilers
    17. Machinery of torpedo craft
    18. The introduction of the Parsons steam turbine
    19. Steam turbines and transmission gear
    20. Steam machinery from 1919 to 1937
    21. The marine internal combustion engine
    22. Marine engineering and the nation

  • Author

    Edgar C. Smith

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