Category: Ships

By Ingrid Grenon

huge, wooden-hulled schooners graced the seas of coastal Maine for greater than a century as vessels of exchange and trade. With the arrival of steam-powered craft, besides the fact that, those based four-, 5- or six-masted wood ships grew to become out of date and vanished from the harbors and horizons. The Edward Lawrence, the final of the six-masters, turned her personal funeral pyre in Portland Harbor, burning to ash earlier than everyone's eyes. The Carroll A. Deering washed ashore without hint of her workforce, empty as a ghost send with the exception of 3 cats and a pot of pea soup nonetheless cooking at the range. during this testomony to the great thing about the Maine coastal quarter, maritime background fanatic Ingrid Grenon tells the tale of those amazing relics of the bygone Age of Sail and celebrates the folks who committed their lives to the sea.

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By Jonathan M. Ross

there's a riding desire for naval pros to target human components concerns. The variety of maritime injuries is expanding and the manager reason is human blunders, either by way of the fashion designer and the operator. reducing team measurement, loss of skilled operators, operations in greater sea states and fatigue irritate the location. Automation could be a partial resolution, yet unsuitable automatic structures truly give a contribution to injuries at sea. in the past, there was no overarching source on hand to naval marine automobile designers and human elements pros which bridges the distance among the human and the desktop during this context. Designers comprehend the marine motor vehicle; human elements execs know the way a selected surroundings impacts humans. but neither has a realistic knowing of the other's box, and hence speaking standards and strategies is hard. This e-book integrates wisdom from quite a few resources in addition to the recommendation of a panel of 8 well-known specialists within the fields of comparable examine, improvement and operation. the result's a reference that bridges the communications hole, and stands to assist improve the layout and operation of all naval marine vehicles.

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By Matthias Gretzschel,Michael Zapf

Vor 30 Jahren kaufte die Stadt Hamburg den Stückgutfrachter CAP SAN DIEGO und rettete ihn vor der Verschrottung. Heute ist die CAP SAN DIEGO das größte, fahrtüchtige Museumsfrachtschiff der Welt und ein Wahrzeichen im Hamburger Hafen. Der Bild-Textband CAP SAN DIEGO Heimathafen Hamburg widmet sich der Geschichte des Stückgutfrachters der so genannten Cap-San-Reihe, die den Höhepunkt und zugleich das Ende einer Ära einläutete. Nur 15 Jahre nach dem Stapellauf der CAP SAN DIEGO verdrängte der Siegeszug des bins den shipping von Stückgütern, für den die Schnellfrachter der Reederei Hamburg Süd gebaut worden waren. Der Journalist und Autor Matthias Gretzschel führt in kompetent recherchierten und liebevoll geschriebenen Texten durch die Geschichte des Schiffes, berichtet von Fahrten nach Südamerika und dem Alltag an Bord, von seiner Rettung durch die Stadt Hamburg und dem heutigen Einsatz als Museumsschiff. Es folgt ein Rundgang durch den fifty five Jahre alten Designklassiker CAP SAN DIEGO: Die verschiedenen Stationen wie Ruderhaus, Funkstation oder Maschinenraum werden von den Experten an Bord detailliert vorgestellt. Fotografien des renommierten Hamburger Fotografen Michael Zapf begleiten die Texte ebenso wie einige historische Aufnahmen. CAP SAN DIEGO Heimathafen Hamburg ist ein mitreißendes Stück Schifffahrtsgeschichte, das den Mythos CAP SAN DIEGO in all seinen Facetten abbildet.

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By Douglas R. Burgess

In 1859, the S.S. nice Eastern departed from England on her maiden voyage. She was once a awesome ask yourself of the 19th century: an iron urban longer than Trafalgar sq., taller than vast Ben's tower, heavier than Westminster Cathedral. Her paddles have been the scale of Ferris wheels; her decks might carry 4 thousand passengers certain for the USA, or 10000 troops certain for the Raj. but she ended her days as a floating carnival sooner than being unceremoniously dismantled in 1889.

Steamships just like the Great Eastern occupied a unique position within the Victorian brain. Crossing oceans, ferrying travelers and troops alike, they grew to become logos of nationalism, modernity, and humankind's overcome the tough parts. in the course of the 19th century, the spectacle of a ship's release was once some of the most recognizable symbols of British social and technological growth. but this social gathering of the facility of the empire masked overconfidence and a virtually spiritual veneration of expertise. Equating steam with civilization had catastrophic effects for subjugated peoples all over the world.

Engines of Empire tells the tale of the complicated courting among Victorians and their wondrous steamships, following well-known tourists like Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Jules Verne in addition to usual spectators, travelers, and imperial directors as they crossed oceans sure for the colonies. wealthy with anecdotes and wry humor, it's a attention-grabbing glimpse right into a international the place an empire felt robust and something appeared possible—if there has been an engine in the back of it.

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By William H. Miller,Anton Logvinenko

The Golden Age of liner trip used to be from the early 1900s to the Nineteen Fifties, a interval ruled by way of black-and-white images, with few color perspectives. William H. Miller and Anton Logvinenko blow their own horns color perspectives of the impressive ships, from the Mauretania and Lusitania to the Queen Mary, in addition to the a category liners of the Twenties and the chic Deco Mauretania (2) of 1939. adventure the glamour of liner shuttle because it was once for the Edwardians and during the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, in color, as by no means visible earlier than. the nice transatlantic liners have been frequently photographed of their domestic ports, in addition to at sea, and the pictures the following provide an idea of the splendour that used to be ocean liner trip at the Cunard Line within the golden age of delivery. a mix of color pictures, interval advertisements and work provide a suppose for the Cunard of outdated, while 'Getting there has been part the Fun'.

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By Mark Warner

On October 25, 1836, the sidewheel steamer Royal Tar stuck fireplace in Maine's Penobscot Bay. On board was once a small circus menagerie returning to Boston from a summer-long travel of the Canadian Maritimes. affected by gale-force winds and tough seas, the standard in a single day journey from Saint John, New Brunswick, stretched out to 4 days and, at the fourth day, catastrophe struck off the island of Vinalhaven. Thirty-two humans and the entire circus animals perished within the tragedy.

Mark Warner explores the occasions prime as much as that fateful day. starting with the development of the Royal Tar, he strains the vessel's provider background, the menagerie's journey of the Maritimes, the reason for the hearth, and information of the rescue operation.

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By Stephen Alford

'Consistently illuminating ... like every the easiest tales, it's approximately the undying tides of strength and impact ... alternate offers can occasionally be horny, exciting and epic' Sinclair McKay, Spectator

Life in Europe used to be essentially replaced within the sixteenth century by way of the dazzling discoveries of the hot global and of direct sea routes to Asia. firstly England was once hardly ever concerned and London remained a dismal, introverted medieval urban. yet because the century stepped forward anything notable happened.

Stephen Alford's evocative, unique and engaging new ebook makes use of an analogous talents that made his generally praised The Watchers so profitable, bringing to lifestyles the community of retailers, visionaries, crooks and sailors who replaced London perpetually. In a unexpected explosion of power English ships have been without warning chanced on world wide - buying and selling with Russia and the Levant, exploring Virginia and the Arctic, and fanning out around the Indian Ocean.

London's Triumph is certainly in regards to the those who made this attainable - the households, the guild individuals, the money-men who have been prepared to hazard large sums and occasionally their very own lives in pursuit of the infrequent, unique and fascinating. Their pursuits fuelled a brand new view of the area - starting up an extended period of alternate and empire, the results of which we nonetheless reside with today.

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By Walter Bradford Woodgate

a couple of strains in simple terms are essential to clarify the item with which those volumes are positioned forth. there's no glossy encyclopædia to which the green guy, who seeks information within the perform of a number of the British activities and interests, can flip for info. a few books there are on looking, a few on Racing, a few on garden Tennis, a few on Fishing, etc; yet one Library, or succession of volumes, which treats of the activities and hobbies indulged in by means of Englishmen—and women—is in need of. The Badminton Library is accessible to provide the wish. Of the imperfections which has to be present in the execution of one of these layout we're unsleeping. specialists usually vary. yet this we may well say, that those people who are looking for wisdom on any of the topics handled will locate the result of a long time’ adventure written through males who're in each case adepts on the activity or hobby of which they write. it truly is to indicate the right way to luck to people who are blind to the sciences they aspire to grasp, and who've no buddy to assist or trainer them, that those volumes are written.
to those that have labored not easy to put easily and obviously sooner than the reader that which he'll locate inside, the simplest thank you of the Editor are due. That it's been no moderate labour to oversee all that has been written he needs to recognize; however it has been a labour of affection, and extremely a lot lightened by way of the courtesy of the writer, via the unflinching, indefatigable information of the Sub-Editor, and via the clever and capable association of every topic through many of the writers, who're so completely masters of the themes of which they deal with. The present all of us desire to harvest is that our paintings may possibly turn out worthy to this and destiny generations.

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By Jonathan Kinghorn

In 1881, the dynamic Baltimorean Bernard N. Baker demonstrated the Atlantic shipping Line, an American–owned yet British–operated steamship corporation with carrier from London to manhattan that turned recognized for transport dear cattle and for wearing simply top quality passengers. even if reasonably sized, the corporate remained an important presence in foreign transport till global conflict I triggered significant enterprise disruptions, by way of replaced priorities in the course of peacetime. ultimately, the good melancholy ended in its closure.
This quantity chronicles the historical past of the road and its absorption into J.P. Morgan’s gargantuan and ill-conceived overseas Mercantile Marine corporation opposed to the history of efforts to restore the yankee mercantile marine. Descriptions of existence on board Atlantic shipping Line vessels, person histories of each vessel owned by way of the road, and biographies of key figures linked to the corporate make this the main whole account of this crucial participant within the background of yank trade.

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By Mathilde de Jamblinne

Une histoire de los angeles navigation dans le monde

Des vaisseaux des pharaons aux sous-marins, de l’arche de Noé au Nautilus, de los angeles mutinerie de los angeles Bounty à celle du Potemkine, découvrez une histoire de l. a. navigation dans le monde à travers les navires les plus célèbres de l’Histoire.
Saviez-vous que le naufrage tragique du big avait été prédit dans un roman édité en 1898 ? Que c’est en prisonnier que Christophe Colomb revint des Amériques, après avoir découvert le continent à bord de los angeles Santa Maria ? Connaissez-vous le destin du capitaine de los angeles Bounty, après l. a. mutinerie ? Et le rôle du Potemkine durant l. a. Révolution russe de 1905 ?

C’est à ces questions, et à bien d’autres encore, que ce livre répond : un parcours chronologique au cœur des mers les plus profondes qui offre non seulement une histoire de l. a. navigation, mais également un aperçu sociologique des époques évoquées.

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Le 26 mai 1787, l. a. Royal army achète donc un navire charbonnier du nom de Bethia et le rebaptise « Bounty ». Le sixteen août de l. a. même année, le lieutenant William Bligh prend le commandement du navire Bounty, qui appareille le 23 décembre. Le début de l. a. traversée est déjà houleux puisqu’une tempête oblige l’équipage à relâcher à Ténériffe pour réparer les dégâts et ravitailler les marins. C’est à cette party qu’éclatera le most desirable conflit entre le capitaine et son équipe : à los angeles suite de disparitions mystérieuses de fromage, William Bligh supprime définitivement l. a. ration de fromage quotidienne. L’équipage s’indigne, automobile il soupçonne Bligh d’avoir détourné le fromage à son revenue. Au cours de l. a. traversée, et en raison des mesures d’hygiène drastiques prises par Bligh, aucun malade n’est à déplorer. Le capitaine est également très à cheval sur l’aération des entreponts et sur le séchage des affaires personnelles. Afin d’économiser l. a. nourriture, Bligh décide de remplacer les deux livres quotidiennes de ache par une livre de citrouilles qu'ils avaient achetées à Ténériffe.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Mathilde de Jamblinne, philologue de formation, est passionnée depuis toujours d’Histoire et d’histoires. Elle s’intéresse au monde marin depuis son plus jeune âge.
Elle se penche ici sur los angeles navigation en l’abordant sous un tout autre angle.

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