Steamer Admiral, The (Images of America) by Annie Amantea Blum,Foreword by John N. Hoover

By Annie Amantea Blum,Foreword by John N. Hoover

John Streckfus all started his small Acme corporation in 1889 with one wood packet boat, the steamer Verne Swain, out of Rock Island, Illinois, sporting humans and items at the Mississippi River. His company grew, yet every year introduced pageant from the growing to be railroads. He made up our minds that day trip boats have been the one method to compete. He equipped the steamer J.S. in 1901 and �tramped� her from city to city supplying tours and dance cruises. by way of 1910, the corporate comprised 4 boats and an place of work in St. Louis and provided day trip cruises at the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The flagship, the steamer Admiral, was once some distance above the others. She supplied tours, enjoyable, and thoughts for nearly forty years.

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Shipwrecks of the Forth and Tay by Bob Baird

By Bob Baird

this can be a meticulously-researched reference consultant to three hundred delivery losses and the occasions surrounding their sinking off the coast of Scotland, from Berwick-on-Tweed to the Forth and Tay, and northwards to Stonehaven. This new publication is a truly a lot better and up to date variation of the winning prior version, Shipwrecks of the Forth, and advantages highly from the large quantity of significant new details gleaned via the writer in the course of 15 years of painstaking examine. each one smash is indexed by way of region with info of place, historical past and destiny. The textual content is observed via maps and charts and illustrated with many dramatic images. due to this meticulous paintings, fascinating discoveries and recoveries akin to ships' bells and pottery were made by way of divers, permitting them to ensure identities of formerly unknown wrecks. as well as first-hand neighborhood wisdom of fishermen, coastguards, lifeboat males and divers, the writer has consulted basic assets together with legitimate documents from the Admiralty and Lloyds, respectable German U-boat documents and Norwegian, Swedish and Danish files. Many vessels have been misplaced as a result of working aground or collisions however the overwhelming majority of shipwrecks instantly surrounding our coasts resulted from army actions through the First and moment international conflict. As such this element of the e-book offers major old curiosity for readers.

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Death of the USS Thresher: The Story Behind History's by Norman Polmar

By Norman Polmar

On the morning of April 10, 1963, the world's such a lot complicated submarine was once on a attempt dive off the hot England coast whilst she despatched a message to a aid send 1000 ft above her at the floor: experiencing minor challenge . . . have confident attitude . . . trying to blow . . . Then got here the sounds of air stressed and a garbled message: . . . attempt intensity . . . Last got here the eerie sounds that skilled military males knew from global conflict II: the sounds of a submarine breaking apart and booths collapsing.When she first went to sea in April of 1961, the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher used to be the main complicated submarine at sea, outfitted particularly to seek and kill Soviet submarines. within the loss of life of the USS Thresher, popular naval and intelligence advisor Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic situations surrounding her implosion, which killed all 129 males on board, in history's first lack of a nuclear submarine. This revised variation of Polmar's 1964 vintage is predicated on interviews with the Thresher's first command officer, different submarine officials, and the designers of the submarine. Polmar offers lately declassified information regarding the submarine, and relates the loss to next U.S. and Soviet nuclear submarine sinkings, in addition to to the break out and rescue platforms constructed by way of the military within the aftermath of the catastrophe. The demise of the USS Thresher is a must-read for the legions of lovers who loved the overdue Peter Maas's long island instances best-seller The poor Hours.

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Alligators of the North: The Story of the West & Peachey by Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons

By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons

The Alligator used to be an amphibious laptop designed and patented in Canada within the overdue Eighteen Eighties. This warping tug was once able to towing a log growth throughout a lake after which portaging itself to the subsequent physique of water. Steam-powered and rugged, it was once one of many pioneers within the mechanization of the woodland and for greater than thirty years was once ubiquitous in northern Ontario until eventually eclipsed through its necessary successor the Russel tug.

"This long-overdue ebook at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and outfitted by way of West & Peachey of Simcoe, Ontario, is a great addition to the libraries of these intrigued by means of Canada’s tale and especially lumbering history." — R. John Corby, curator emeritus, Canada technological know-how and know-how Museum

"By allowing entry to the higher reaches of the Ottawa River and its many tributaries, the Alligator tug prolonged the social and financial balance supplied by way of the trees and supported the populating of this monstrous sector. Alligators of the North is an excellent touchstone for all who proportion this heritage." — Mary Campbell, mayor of McNab-Braeside Township, Renfrew County

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Mainers on the Titanic by Mac Smith

By Mac Smith

Meticulously researched, this publication finds the agonizing day by day wait of Mainers for information of what quite occurred at the monstrous, and tells the tales of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking and rescue; and, in case you survived, in their coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. it is a interesting addition to the Titanic story.

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Warship 2016 by John Jordan and Stephen Dent

By John Jordan and Stephen Dent

Warship 2016 is dedicated to the layout, improvement and repair heritage of the world's strive against ships. that includes a huge diversity of articles from a opt for panel of exotic foreign members, this newest quantity combines unique examine, new ebook experiences, warship notes, a picture gallery and lots more and plenty extra to take care of the remarkable criteria of scholarship and examine from the sphere of warship history.

This thirty eighth version positive factors the standard variety of various articles spanning the topic through a world array of specialist authors.

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High-Speed Marine Craft: One Hundred Knots at Sea by Peter J. Mantle

By Peter J. Mantle

This ebook information the efforts to construct a wide naval vessel able to touring at a hundred knots. it's the first e-book that summarizes this large paintings from old and technical views. It explores the original rules and demanding situations within the layout of high-speed marine craft. This quantity explores diverse hull shape suggestions, requiring an figuring out of the 4 forces affecting the carry and the drag of the craft. The 4 forces coated are hydrostatic (buoyancy), hydrodynamic, aerostatic and aerodynamic forces. this article is going to attract naval researchers, architects, graduate scholars and historians, in addition to others usually attracted to naval structure and propulsion.

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Konstruktion und Bau von hölzernen Segeljollen: by Ernst Müller

By Ernst Müller

Der hier vorliegende 12. Band der legendären "Segelsportbücherei" entsprang zunächst dem Wunsch, ein Buch über den Selbstbau von Segeljollen zu schreiben. Im Verlaufe der Bearbeitung erkannte der Autor mehr und mehr, dass der ernsthafte Selbstbauer über das handwerksmäßig Praktische hinaus auch eine gewisse Kenntnis der Festigkeitsverhältnisse des Bootskörpers und der Konstruktionsverhältnisse der für den Selbstbau geeigneten Bootsformen besitzen muss. Hierzu kommen die Forderungen der vollständigen Vertrautheit mit der Bezeichnung der einzelnen Bootselemente, das Lesenkönnen der Bau- und Entwurfszeichnungen, sowie Kenntnisse rein segelsportlicher Art.
Im vorliegenden Band ist zunächst alles das zusammengefasst, used to be nicht nur als vorbereitendes Wissen des Selbstbauers bezeichnet werden könnte, sondern used to be zugleich auch hauptsächlich den Segelsportler interessiert. Und da ja auch jeder Selbstbauer das Ziel hat, ein guter Segelsportler zu werden, so ist der vorliegende Band für den Selbstbauer geschrieben, doch in erster Linie für den Segelsportler bestimmt. Er umfasst gerade das Wissen des nicht technisch gebildeten Segelsportlers, das er sich aus Mangel an entsprechender Literatur und ohne technische Werke durchzuarbeiten nur schwer erwerben kann und daher immer als Lücke empfunden wird.
Auch wenn heute anders als zu Beginn des Jahrhunderts der Selbstbau von Segeljollen aus Holz (Kunststoff hatte sich damals als Baumaterial noch nicht durchgesetzt) die Ausnahme ist, so vermittelt dieses Buch dem Eigner eines hölzernen Segelbootes nützliche Erkenntnisse bei Reparaturen und für Pflegearbeiten. Besonders bei strukturellen Reparaturen des Rumpfes etwa am Schwertkasten ist dieses Buch außerordentlich hilfreich.
Hinzu kommt, dass sich der Autor dezidiert mit dem Rigg, der Besegelung und den daraus resultierenden Segeleigenschaften von Jollen befasst und; ein Thema, das auch heute noch nicht nur für Regattasegler interessant ist. Hier findet guy etliche Anregungen, wie guy seine Jolle auch nachträglich noch schneller machen kann.

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QUEEN MARY 2: Königin der Hamburger Herzen (Maritime Reihe by Ingo Thiel

By Ingo Thiel

Hamburg und die QUEEN MARY 2 - das ist eine ganz besondere Beziehung: nirgendwo auf der Welt wird der letzte Ozeanliner so begeistert empfangen wie an der Elbe. Die Hansestadt ist zum zweiten Heimathafen geworden, selbst beim 20. Anlauf kamen mehr als 200.000 Menschen.

Wer einmal erlebt hat, wie Zehntausende stundenlang warten, nur um einen kurzen Blick auf die Königin der Meere werfen zu können, der ahnt, wie sehr die Hamburger ""ihr"" Schiff ins Herz geschlossen haben. Dieser Band zeigt nicht nur die schönsten Fotos aller Anläufe und Werftaufenthalte in Hamburg, sondern bietet dem Leser auch einen Rundgang an Bord, mit Blick hinter die Kulissen und Einsicht in technische Details.

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