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Ships and Shipping - Handbook - 1903

Ships and Shipping - Handbook - 1903

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Published by Clyde Steamers
A complete, almost 'Titanic', guide to the ships of The Royal Navy and British merchant ships and their routes.
A complete, almost 'Titanic', guide to the ships of The Royal Navy and British merchant ships and their routes.

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Published by: Clyde Steamers on Feb 14, 2008
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SHIPS & SHIPPING
A HANDBOOK OF POPULAR NAUTICAL INFORMATION;WITH NUMEROUS DIAGRAMS PLANS AND ILLUSTRATIONSEDITED BY FRANCIS MILTOUNALEXANDER MORING LTD. THE DE LA MORE PRESS 298 REGENT STREET LONDON1903
 
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PREFACETHIS book has been compiled with the object of providing in a convenient and attractive form nauticalinformation of the kind required by intelligent landsmen whose interest has been raised in the maritime heritage of ourempire. Information of this kind has hitherto been almost entirely inaccessible, since it is contained partly in large andcumbrous books of reference, and partly in expensive technical works, or in Government publications.In the first edition of a work of this kind absolute completeness is naturally not possible, and the publisher will bevery glad to receive any suggestions for correction or improvement.Though there has been no attempt to provide a monograph on any one particular aspect of maritime knowledge, itis claimed that the work covers a wide ground and contains in a condensed form the information most likely to beserviceable to the traveller and the general enquirer.It has been the aim of the Editor to obtain his facts from the most authentic sources, and in this connexion thanksare due to Lloyd's for their kind permission to print extracts from their most valuable
CALENDAR
, and to Messrs.Thacker & Co. for the same courteous permission to use their handy and comprehensive
NAVAL POCKET BOOK
, toboth of which works the reader is referred for additional facts should he desire either to know more of the MerchantService or of the Navy. Thanks are also due to the Navy League for permission to reprint the article dealing with itswork, and to the various Steamship Companies who have kindly placed at the Editor's disposal the lists of their fleets,and other interesting details connected with their lines of steamers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. THE MAKING OF THE SHIP(a)Evolution(b)Relative Size and Growth of Mercantile Steamships(c)Consumption of Coal(d)Design and Construction of Ships(e)Parts of a Full-Rigged Ship2. THE SAILING OF THE SHIP(a) Seamanship and Navigation(b) The Rule of the Road at Sea3. COURSE AND DIRECTION(a) The Compass(b) The Use of a Watch as a Compass(c) Tracks of Atlantic Steamers4. DISTANCE(a) Charts(b) Meridians(c) Length of Degrees of Longitude(d) Nautical Measures(e) Table for converting Sea into Land Miles(f) Measured Miles(g) Ocean Depths(h) Method of judging Distances at Sea(i) Distances between Headlands, Harbours, and Lights off the British Coasts(j) Distances by Sea between British and Continental Ports5. TIME(a) Chronometer(b) Ship Time(e) Time Signals in Great Britain(d) Difference in Time(e) Reduction of Longitude into Time(f) Ship's Speed
 
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(g) Comparative Velocities6. ATMOSPHERE(a) Weather Wisdom(b) Beaufort Notation Formula(c) Velocity of the Wind7. THE ROYAL NAVY8. THE MERCHANT SERVICE(a) History and Development(b) Merchant Vessels launched in the United Kingdom(c) List of the Largest Steamships afloat(d) Tonnage of the Largest Steamship Companies(e) Merchant Fleets of Chief Maritime Powers(f) Routes of Travel(g) Transatlantic Records(h) Other Records9. EMBLEMS(a) Flags(b) House Flags and Funnels(c) Distinguishing Letters of British Fishing Boats10. SIGNALS(a) General Signals(b) Numeral Signals(c) Sound Signals(d) Fog Signals(e) Storm Signals(f) Distress Signals(g) Pilot Signals(h) Night Signals of Steamers(i) Lloyd's Signal Station Reports(j) Wireless Telegraph Stations11. LIGHTS AND LIGHTHOUSES(a) History and Development(b) Important Lighthouses off British Isles(c) Views of Lighthouses12. BUOYS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (MISSING)13. SHIP CANALS14. THE HIGH SEAS15. YACHTING(a) History and development(b) Well-Known Yachts and their Owners(c) America Cup Races(d) British Yacht Clubs(e) Yachting Fixtures16. LLOYD'S — see also Signals(a) History and Development(b) Lloyd's Signal Stations(c) Classification of Ships(d) Loadline or Plimsoll Marks

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