Training Schools and Training Ships

Training Schools and Training Ships

Author: Edmund Edward Antrobus

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0331848422

Category: Reference

Page: 38

View: 680

Excerpt from Training Schools and Training Ships: For the Training of Boys for the Navy, Army, and Mercantile Marine The boys in the nautical section are trained at an early age in all the duties required on board a ship - to go aloft to learn the names of the masts and yards; standing and run ning rigglng; to knot and splice; the use of the palm and needle the compass; bending and iunbending; reefing and unfurling sails; swimming; rigging and unrigging a vessel and models; the name of all the'lighthouses'and light-ships round the coast, and the description of the lights. Boats are kept on the river at Staines, in which they are taught rowing, and in which they acquire considerable proficiency. Further, the boys are all taught a trade, the chief being that of a car penter, painter, tailor, shoemaker, cook, or baker, which renders them extremely useful when on board a ship, indepen dent of their nautical training. Another important element runs through the entire esta blisliment, namely, a kind but strict discipline, which renders a boy familiar and accustomed to that which is maintained in the army, navy, or marine servwe, without which a soldier or sailor is comparatively valueless. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Marine Simulation and Ship Manoeuvrability

Marine Simulation and Ship Manoeuvrability

Author: M.S. Chislett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351433617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 660

View: 684

Real-time, interactive ship simulators limped onto the scene, in the wake of flight simulators, some years ago. The maritime industries have a long history of conservatism, but this is now changing rapidly. The information age has also swept over ships and shipping, and has been taken to heart to such an extent that, for example, flight simulators now cooperate with ship simulators and import useful new concepts and methodologies. The more than 50 papers contained in this book show what and why. Although traditionally conservative, the marine world is also traditionally international and this has not changed. The papers in the book are by leading authors from all over the world and provide a detailed snap-shot of the rapidly advancing state-of-the-art, together with pointers to the future. The overall theme of MARSIM '96 and therefore also of this book is: Vessel manouevrability and marine simulation research, training and assessment, and includes original papers on topics such as bridge resource management, distant learning and simulators coupled via The Internet, virtual reality, neural networks, rudder-propeller hydrodynamics, prime mover models, squat in shallow water, and many more.

Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World

Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World

Author: Otmar Schäuffelen

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: 1588163849

Category: Sailing ships

Page: 456

View: 386

Come sailing with Chapman, on the pages of an expansive, attractively illustrated reference to large, and frequently famous, sailboats from around the globe. Enthusiasts will find completely up-to-date information on these extremely popular boats, more than 450 color photos, and descriptions of different types of sailing ships and rigging. Each craft listed features a full-color picture, details, and statistics, accompanied by facts and figures on its home port, the year it was built, the names of the owner and crew, plus rigging, tonnage, mast, sails, and use.