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Ship Construction is a comprehensive text for students following BTEC courses in nautical science, naval architecture and shipbuilding, and courses leading to BSc (Nautical Science) or Extra Masters Certificate.
The author presents seven sections that begin with an introduction to ship building and conclude with the finished product. There is a concise description of all the relevant international regulations. The seven sections cover the development of ship types, materials and strengths of ships, welding and cutting, shipyard practice, ship structure and outfitting. Each section is broken down into several chapters that explore the topics in depth.
The fifth edition expands further on the development of ship types over the last few years - discussion focussing on the latest views on bulk carrier safety. Welding and shipyard practices have been reviewed and revised in line with current practice. In addition, the book covers all the latest IMO and SOLAS information.
Follows, chapter by chapter, the construction of a ship from start to finish.
IMO and SOLAS: latest information covered.
Essential for both nautical students and professional students of naval architecture.
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Also former Manager of Policy and Standards Development with the Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand, and the New Zealand representative at IMO Maritime Safety Committee meetings from 1989 to 2000.Review:
'This book is a comprehensive text exploring the complete ship construction process through seven sections covering the development of ship types, materials and strengths of ships, welding and cutting, shipyard practice, ship structure and outfitting.' Offshore Engineer, October 2004
'This book has to be the ultimate in ship construction, very informative and in reviewing this volume I can say that during my studies I have come across other books on the subject, but in my opinion none as good as this. A must for all students and those of us who need a little refreshing now and again.'
Nautical Magazine, August 2001
'a very accessible book that makes the reader aware of the many changes in ships and shipyard methods occasioned by technological developments and, in particular, the computer. The subject matter is presented clearly and a great deal of information is contained in the one volume. Those for whom this book is intended will find it very useful for imparting knowledge ina field in which there are few textbooks.'
The Naval Architect, September 2001
'..a useful starter to all students of marine sciences and technology'
Maritime Journal, June 2001.
Reviews of previous editions
"... highly recommended for students in nautical colleges, while those following professional courses in naval architecture will find much that is of value."
Marine Engineers Review
"... should provide a useful starter to all students of naval architecture and ship building."
The Naval Architect
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Book Description Sheridan House Inc, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0434905577