Naval Shiphandler's Guide

Naval Shiphandler's Guide

by Capt James A. Barber, USN (Ret.)
     
 

The first new book on naval shiphandling in more than a generation, this guide helps beginning and intermediate shiphandlers learn and perfect a skill that remains crucial to their naval careers. It is the first to cover the use of shiphandling simulators, one of the many changes that have occurred in recent decades as the number of naval vessels shrinks, the size of… See more details below

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The first new book on naval shiphandling in more than a generation, this guide helps beginning and intermediate shiphandlers learn and perfect a skill that remains crucial to their naval careers. It is the first to cover the use of shiphandling simulators, one of the many changes that have occurred in recent decades as the number of naval vessels shrinks, the size of individual ships grows, and real-world opportunities to practice the shiphandler's skills diminish. Here a skilled shiphandler with years of experience in nearly every type of Navy vessel helps novice shiphandlers get the most out of their experiences, whether handling real ships or simulators, and at the same time offers some useful hints to seasoned pros.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557504357
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
933,973
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 10.58(h) x 1.11(d)

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Table of Contents

1Naval shiphandling simulator training10
2Forces on the ship31
3Standard commands50
4Getting under way65
5Making a landing83
6Ground tackle98
7Transiting the channel115
8Tugs and pilots137
9Underway replenishment164
10Shiphandling in emergencies188
11Air operations204
12Tactical maneuvering217
13Special ship characteristics235
App. AIntroduction to the rules of the road267
App. BProposed standardized tug commands and operating procedures273
App. CSample standing orders for air operations277

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