Naval Shiphandler's Guide

Naval Shiphandler's Guide

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

ISBN-10: 1557504350

ISBN-13: 9781557504357

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Naval Institute Press


The first new book on naval shiphandling in more than a generation, this guide helps beginning and intermediate shiphandlers learn and perfect a skill crucial to their naval careers while at the same time offering useful hints to seasoned pros. The book reflects all the many changes that have occurred in recent decades and is the first to cover the use 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 crucial to their naval careers while at the same time offering useful hints to seasoned pros. The book reflects all the many changes that have occurred in recent decades and is the first to cover the use of shiphandling simulators. The author, a skilled shiphandler with years of experience in nearly every type of Navy vessel, helps novice shiphandlers get the most out of their opportunities, whether handling real ships or simulators. Captain Barber tells readers everything they need to know about forces acting on the ship, getting underway, making a landing, transiting the channel, and underway replenishment. Standard commands for both ships and tugs are included, along with needed information on the use of tugs and pilots. Voyage planning, emergency shiphandling, tactical maneuvering, and more are covered in detail. A chapter is devoted to the special shiphandling characteristics of various classes of naval vessels. An introduction to the Rules of the Road is provided in an appendix.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557504357
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,172,952
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 10.58(h) x 1.11(d)

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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