Ocean Shipping: Elements of Practical Steamship Operation (Classic Reprint)

Ocean Shipping: Elements of Practical Steamship Operation (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Edwards Annin
     
 

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No lesson of the past five years has been more sharply driven home to us than the complete dependence of commercial nations upon their facilities for ocean transportation. England by immense effort preserved her water routes, and emerged victorious, despite traditional "muddling." Germany,

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Excerpt from Ocean Shipping: Elements of Practical Steamship Operation

No lesson of the past five years has been more sharply driven home to us than the complete dependence of commercial nations upon their facilities for ocean transportation. England by immense effort preserved her water routes, and emerged victorious, despite traditional "muddling." Germany, driven from the high seas at the outset, went down to defeat, although victorious on land for nearly four years. Austria, shut out from all ocean access, was in a state of collapse long before her stronger ally was obliged to confess defeat. Even the neutral mountain republic of Switzerland, with no ocean traffic of her own, was obliged to throw herself upon the mercy of the belligerents for the necessities of existence.

Our own country was driven to construct a vast fleet of ships regardless of cost, of time, or of economy; regardless, in fact, of everything save the imperative necessity of somehow keeping our commerce going; and with the return of (comparatively) peaceful conditions we must now provide for the future of the war-time shipping left on the hands of the federal government.

The task is no easy one.

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ISBN-13:
9781331911463
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/20/2015
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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