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Table of Contents
Early History of Ship Building. The cause of its Decline. Its Revival during the Middle Ages. Reasons why so little is known of the Art from History. Equilibrium of Fluids. Laws of Buoyancy elucidated.
An Exposition of the Tonnage Laws. Their deleterious Effects. Necessity of Change. Tonnage Laws of other Nations. Laws of Resistance. Laws of Propulsion.
Importance of a Knowledge of the location of the Centre of Effort. Method of obtaining it. The Model, an American Invention. Its Advantages. Its Origin. Its complete Adaptation to our Wants. Instructions for making them.
Taking off Tables. Their Distribution on the Floor. Sheer Plan. Sheering in General. Its Intimate Connexion with the Appearance of Vessels.
Parallel to the Line of Flotation, commonly called Water Lines. Their Effect in modeling. Half-Breadth Plan. Body Plan. Operations on the Floor in Laying Off.
Diagonal Lines. Their Use. Mathematical Demonstrations in Modeling by Diagonal and Water Lines, discovered by the Author. Their Superiority over the Present Mode.
The Author's Discover in obtaining the Centre of Expansion. Its importance to a Proper Distribution of the materials for strength. Continued expositions on the floor.
Cants by Water Lines. Cants by diagonals. Square Stern, without stern frame. Its Advantages. Stern Frame. Instruction for Building them. Making Moulds.
Important Rules in Practical Operations. directions applicable to the successive stages of Advancement in Building. Rules for Planking Ceiling. Making Spars, &c,
Steam Boats. Ocean Streamers. Coasting Vessels. Vessels Suited to River Navigation.
Vessels of War less complex in their Construction than Merchant Vessels. The United States Navy behind the age. Ships of the Line expensive and inefficient. Frigates and Sloops-of-War. War Steamers.
Laws of Beauty and Taste. Heads and Sterns. Compend of all the Rules for Masting and Sparing vessels of all descriptions. The Author's improvements.
G.W. Blunt White Library
Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture - Griffiths, John Willis
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