Naval Shiphandler's Guide

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557504357
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 796,695
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 10.58 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Naval shiphandling simulator training 10
2 Forces on the ship 31
3 Standard commands 50
4 Getting under way 65
5 Making a landing 83
6 Ground tackle 98
7 Transiting the channel 115
8 Tugs and pilots 137
9 Underway replenishment 164
10 Shiphandling in emergencies 188
11 Air operations 204
12 Tactical maneuvering 217
13 Special ship characteristics 235
App. A Introduction to the rules of the road 267
App. B Proposed standardized tug commands and operating procedures 273
App. C Sample standing orders for air operations 277
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