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by Basil Greenhill,Robert Gardiner

eBook The Advent of Steam: The Merchant Steamship Before 1900 (Conway's History of the Ship) epub
  • ISBN: 1557500002
  • Author: Basil Greenhill,Robert Gardiner
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Transportation
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 190 pages
  • ePUB size: 1494 kb
  • FB2 size 1671 kb
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The advent of steam power was one of the greatest innovations in maritime transport since the development of the three-masted ship. This book examines the history of the merchant steamship, from the introduction of the paddle to screw propulsion and the emergence of efficient compound engines. From the Publisher: Conway's history of the ship. The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. Advent Steam : The Merchant Steamship Before 1900. Conway's History of the Ship.

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I am also a mechanical engineer. This book presents a lot of details on the technology of steam ships as well as the economic imperatives that drove that technology. While great lakes shipping is not specifically touched on in this volume, much of the designs and equipment made their way on to the ships of the inland seas. It provides a compact, but detailed overview with lots of excellent illustrations and pictures.

Before Agamemnon, steamships were not a practical commercial option for trade between Britain and the Far East. In Gardiner, Robert; Greenhill, Dr Basil (ed. The Advent of Steam – The Merchant Steamship before 1900. Conway Maritime Press. The amount of coal that they needed to carry left little space for cargo. Agamemnon could steam at 10 knots (19 km/h), consuming only 20 tons of coal a day. This was substantially less than other ships of the time – a saving of between 23 and 14 tons per day was achieved. This enabled her to steam to China with a coaling stop at Mauritius on the outward and return journey.

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The Advent of Steam The Merchant Steamship Before 1900. Steam, Steel and Shellfire Robert Gardiner (Ed., Andrew Lambert (Ed. Booksales, 2001. THE ADVENT OF STEAM: THE MERCHANT SHIP BEFORE 1900 The advent of steam power was the greatest innovation in maritime transport since the development of the three-masted ship in the Middle Ages, but it took nearly a century to become established, and the story of its development in Europe, the Far East and in America is the subject of this volume.

This is the first of two volumes dealing with the history of the merchant ship in the 19th and 20th centuries, and it is the fifth volume in a projected set of 12 on the broader subject of the history of the ship. The introduction of steam into the merchant fleets of the world was a profound technical revolution; the various stages of technical development and the economic factors that drove that revolution are thoroughly and meticulously detailed. Abundantly illustrated (b&w). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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