The Ship-builders' Complete Guide: Comprehending the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture, with Its Modern Improvements

Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1826 - 144 sider

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Side 6 - ... whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.
Side 113 - ... of this Boat gives it a decided pre-eminence. The ends being similar, the Boat can be rowed either way, and this peculiarity of form alleviates her in rising over the waves...
Side 112 - The internal part of the boat next the sides, from the under part of the thwarts down to the platform, is cased with cork ; the whole quantity of which, affixed to the life-boat, is nearly seven hundred weight. The cork indisputably contributes much to the buoyancy of the boat, is a good defence...
Side 10 - France : for this ship was of so great stature, and took so much timber, that except Falkland, she wasted all the woods in Fife, which were oak wood, with all timber that was gotten out of Norway, for she was so strong, and of so great length and breadth, all the wrights of Scotland, yea, and many other strangers, were at her device by the king's command, who wrought very busily in her, but it was a year and a day ere she was compleated.
Side 14 - The keel supports and unites the whole fabric, since the stem and stern-posts, which are elevated on its ends, are, in some measure, a continuation of the keel, and serve to connect and enclose the extremities of the sides by transoms, as the keel forms and unites the bottom by timbers. The keel is generally composed of several thick pieces placed lengthways, which, after being scarfed together, are bolted and clinched upon the upper side.
Side 6 - ... in the setting up of our royal ships, the errors of other nations being far more excusable than ours. For the kings of England have for many years been at the charge to build and furnish a navy of powerful ships for their own defence, and for" the wars only ; whereas the French, the Spaniards, the Portugals, and the Hollanders (till of late) have had no proper fleet belonging to their princes or states.
Side 113 - Life-Boat, when filled with water, contains a considerably less quantity than the common boat, and is in no danger either of sinking or overturning. It may be presumed, by some, that in cases of high wind, agitated sea, and broken waves...
Side 11 - ... and so thick, that no cannon could go through her. This great ship cumbered Scotland to get her to sea.
Side 113 - ... a boat of such a bulk could not prevail against them by the force of the oars; but the LifeBoat, from her peculiar form, may be rowed ahead, when the attempt in other boats would fail. Boats of the common form, adapted for speed, are of course put in motion with a small power, but, for want of buoyancy and bearing, are over-run by the waves and sunk, when impelled against them; and boats constructed for burthen meet with too much resistance...
Side 112 - But, exclusive of the cork, the admirable construction of this boat gives it a decided pre-eminence, the ends being similar, the boat can be rowed either way ; and this peculiarity of form alleviates her rising over the waves.

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