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Our Iron-Clad Ships: Their Qualities, Performances, and Cost
     

Our Iron-Clad Ships: Their Qualities, Performances, and Cost

by Edward James Reed
 

Sir Edward James Reed (1830-1906) was an innovative naval architect who, after attending the Central School of Mathematics and Naval Architecture in Portsmouth, was appointed chief constructor of the Navy in 1863. This was a crucial time for the navy, as traditional wooden sailing ships began to be armoured or rebuilt in iron in response to more powerful weaponry.

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Sir Edward James Reed (1830-1906) was an innovative naval architect who, after attending the Central School of Mathematics and Naval Architecture in Portsmouth, was appointed chief constructor of the Navy in 1863. This was a crucial time for the navy, as traditional wooden sailing ships began to be armoured or rebuilt in iron in response to more powerful weaponry. Reed pioneered the methodical use of scientific calculations to determine a ship's weight, strength and stability, and was responsible for a number of revolutionary designs. He later founded his own consultancy and designed ships for other countries including Germany, Chile and Brazil. This illustrated handbook, first published in 1869, contains a comprehensive overview of the various classes of iron-clad ships of the time - the new features they incorporated, their capabilities, performance, and their cost. It also deals with converting existing wooden battleships into iron-clads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108026444
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Technology Series
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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