By Samuel Ward Stanton
Изображения американских кораблей 19 века. В основном гражданские, но есть и военные. К каждому кораблю есть небольшое описание. Язык английский.
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overdue within the evening of April 14, 1912, the effective tremendous, a passenger liner touring from Southampton, England, to big apple urban, struck an iceberg 400 miles south of Newfoundland. Its sinking over the following and a part hours introduced the ship—mythological in identify and size—one hundred years of infamy.
Of the 2,240 humans aboard the send, 1,517 perished both by means of drowning or through freezing to demise within the frigid North Atlantic waters. What the catastrophe used to be tantamount to a global outpouring of grief: In long island, Paris, London, and different significant towns, humans coated the streets and crowded round the places of work of the White superstar Line, the Titanic’s transport corporation, to inquire for information in their family and for information about the lives of a few of the well-known humans in their time.
whereas many money owed of the Titanic’s voyage specialise in the technical or mechanical points of why the send sank, Voyagers of the enormous follows the tales of the lads, girls, and youngsters whose lives intersected at the vessel’s fateful final day, overlaying the entire diversity of first, moment, and 3rd class—from plutocrats and captains of to cobblers and tailors trying to find a greater existence in the US.
Richard Davenport-Hines delves into the attention-grabbing lives of these who ate, drank, reveled, dreamed, and died aboard the mythic send: from John Jacob Astor IV, the wealthiest individual on board, whose comportment that evening was once topic to hypothesis and gossip for years after the development, to Archibald Butt, the much-beloved army aide to Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft, who died supporting others into the Titanic’s few lifeboats. With superb prose, Voyagers of the giant additionally brings to existence the untold tales of the ship’s center and 3rd classes—clergymen, academics, hoteliers, engineers, shopkeepers, counterjumpers, and clerks—each of whom had a narrative that not just illuminates the attention-grabbing send but additionally the days within which it sailed. moreover, Davenport-Hines explores the attention-grabbing politics at the back of the Titanic’s construction, which concerned larger-than-life figures similar to J. P. Morgan, the ship’s proprietor, and Lord Pirrie, the ship’s builder.
The reminiscence of this tragedy nonetheless continues to be part of the yankee psyche and Voyagers of the enormous brings that transparent evening again to us with all of its drama and pathos.
Книга Knots, Splices and cord paintings: An Illustrated guide Knots, Splices and cord paintings: An Illustrated HandbookКниги English литература Автор: A. Hyatt Verrill Год издания: 2006 Формат: pdf Издат. :Dover guides Страниц: 112 Размер: 2,1 ISBN: 0486447898 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This treasury of sensible and decorative knots levels from effortless half-hitches and bow-lines to tricky rope-work tasks, equivalent to rope buckles and cask slings.
N 1790, the 1st passenger steamboat in America-and the world-plied the Delaware River among Philadelphia and Trenton. Its inventor was once no longer Robert Fulton, yet a silversmith named John Fitch, whose gift was once consistent ridicule and poverty. contemplating there has been no longer a unmarried operating steam engine in the United States within the 1780s, this steamboat's improvement inside of simply 5 years used to be not anything wanting awesome.
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1 Overall Lift Capacity. The overall lift capacity of the dock shall be stated. 42 SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF DRY DOCK FACILITIES The overall lift capacity shall be the lesser of: (A) The buoyant capacity of the dock at the minimum pontoon deck freeboard, or (B) The rated load per foot capacity times the available keel blocking length, or (C) Maximum weight ship due to stability requirements. The pontoon deck freeboard at the operating draft shall be 12 inches or greater. 2 Rated Load per Foot Capacity.
The rated load per foot capacity shall be the lesser of: (A) (B) (C) (D) Transverse bending strength of the dock, or Longitudinal bending strength of the dock, or Keel block capacity, or Local strength of the block support structure in pontoon. 3 Longitudinal Deﬂection Limits. For docks longer than 300 feet, the longitudinal deﬂection limits shall be stated. The method of monitoring longitudinal deﬂection shall be described. 4 Stability Limits. The stability limitations of the dock shall be stated.
2 Survey of Graving Dock Walls. The graving dock walls shall be visually inspected. Docks with concrete walls shall be inspected for cracks, spalling, leakage, movement, or other types of degradation. The size and location of major cracks and leaks shall be mapped and recorded for future reference. Docks with steel sheet-pile walls shall be inspected for corrosion, loss of metal thickness, split seams, bulging, buckling, or other types of degradation or failure. 3 Survey of Areas Surrounding Graving Dock.
American Steam Vessels by Samuel Ward Stanton