Knight's Modern Seamanship

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John V. Noel, Jr.
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 1988 - Technology & Engineering - 800 pages
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Revised by John V. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Associate Editors: Commander Frank E. Bassett, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Dr. Carvel Blair and Prof. Dee Fitch Steer by this venerable guide to shiphandling and safety and you'll easily see why, since publication of the first edition 83 years ago, it has been the single-most trusted "beacon" for millions of pleasure boaters and professional seamen alike. Now in its eighteenth edition, Knight's Modern Seamanship continues the salty tradition of its predecessors. It supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws and procedures, and maintenance practices you need to make each ocean-going trip safe and enjoyable. Typhoon up ahead? Knight's explains the effects of weather on ocean travel and spells out exactly what you have to do to avoid dangerous weather systems. What kind of communication equipment should you have on board? A new section on ship communications tells you how to select and operate modern communication devices. This eighteenth edition also provides you with new sections on channel marking, towing and salvage, and the maritime buoyage system. Updated guidance is given on:
* the rules of the road--you get clear explanations of right of way, the use of radar to avoid collisions, and the law in fog; included is the complete text of the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. Every vessel over 12 meters in length is required by law to have a copy of these rules on board.
* shiphandling--you'll find expert discussions on docking, mooring, and anchoring; helicopter operations; and ice seamanship
* ship and boat operation--you get concise explanations of ship structure and stability, propulsion and steering, ground tackle, and cargo handling and underway replenishment
You'll even learn the art of knotting and splicing. Without a doubt, Knight's Modern Seamanship, Eighteenth Edition, is your foremost guide to mastering the lore of the sea. It is an indispensable reference source for pleasure boaters, merchant marine personnel, and anyone who needs expert seagoing advice.
  

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Contents

Ships
3
Boats
28
Ship Structure Stability and Maintenance
60
Propulsion and Steering
95
Ground Tackle
116
Cargo Handling and Underway Replenishment
141
Ship Communications
178
Navigation
216
Weather of the Middle Latitudes
468
The Tropical Cyclone
486
Oceanography
502
Ocean Pollution
540
RULES OF THE ROAD 21 Introduction to the Rules of the Road
555
Lights and Shapes
566
Responsibilities Between VesselsRight of Way
587
Approach Situations Between PowerDriven Vessels in Sight
591

General Principles of Ship Control
241
Docking Mooring and AnchoringHandling with Tugs Anchors and Alongside
271
Towing and Salvage
306
Boat Handling and Helicopter Operations
329
Ice Seamanship il
382
WEATHER OCEANOGRAPHY AND OCEAN POLLUTION
403
The Atmosphere and Its Circulation
405
Clouds Thunderstorms Stability and Fog
428
Weather Elements Instruments and Reports
450
Law in Fog and Restricted Visibility
606
Radar for Collision Avoidance
611
Maritime Buoyage System
617
Rope and Cordage
627
Knotting and Splicing
655
Mechanical WeightLifting Appliances
721
Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980
735
Index
773
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Captain John V. Noel, Jr., United States Navy [Retired], has had a full and varied career at sea as a merchant marine sailor and commercial fisherman during school vacations, and in the Navy as a commanding officer of destroyers, a Fleet supply vessel, and a guided missile heavy cruiser. He has been the editor of Knight's Modern Seamanship for nearly thirty years and has written a number of reference books and texts for the U.S. Navy on shiphandling, naval terminology, watch standing, human relations, and modern management.

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