Report on the "Daphne" Disaster: By Sir Edward J. Reed (Google eBook)

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Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1883 - Daphne (Ship) - 66 pages
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Page 7 - ... abnormal deficiencies of stability in inclined positions. The Daphne herself possessed not only small stability, but a slow growth of it with increase of inclination. No curve of stability at the launching draught had at that time been calculated for any ship. Sufficient initial stability had been always regarded in ordinary ships as a guarantee of sufficient stability at all angles. Even the highest of our authorities at home had assumed this to be the case. All this proved, however, to be quite...
Page 10 - There is not the least doubt, however, that the very small initial stability given to many modern mercantile steamshipsgiven in the belief that much more is sure to be gained as the ship inclines, within large limits has resulted in the capsizing of many ships at sea and in grave danger to many that are still afloat, not in the same manner, because not in the same condition as to lightness as the Hammonia and Daphne, but from other not less real deficiencies. " Sometimes such vessels are brought...
Page 39 - ... carried through the rent into the abdomen, where, on the post-mortem examination, it was found lying amongst the intestines. The woman died in half an hour. Now, what was to be learned from all the circumstances connected with this dreadful case ? 1st. That the woman ought not to have been allowed to be in the condition in which she was at the time of the coming on of this, her second labour ; that the medical man who had delivered her by craniotomy on the first occasion should at that time have...
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Page 55 - Every master or other person in charge of any vessel passing, or being in the river in the vicinity of any launch, shall observe the signals above provided to be displayed in the small boats, and shall not pass the same until the launch has taken place or the said signals be withdrawn.
Page 59 - I may say that there has never been any suggestion of any kind made as to the stability, or doubts about the fitness, of the vessel.

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