Download e-book for iPad: Cunard's Three Queens: A Celebration by William H. Miller

By William H. Miller

ISBN-10: 1848683642

ISBN-13: 9781848683648

2008 used to be a paranormal 12 months for Cunard. For the 1st time, the road had 3 Queens in carrier; Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth 2 retired in the course of the 12 months, and sailed for Dubai on Martinmas, whereas Queen Mary 2 had reached her 5th anniversary because the biggest ocean liner afloat and Queen Victoria entered provider. On thirteen January 2008, all 3 liners have been jointly for the 1st and final time in ny. After a winning global cruise for Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2's twenty-sixth and ultimate global cruise, all 3 ships rendezvoused in Southampton on 22 April for the final assembly of the 3 Queens. Bowing out after a profitable farewell season that observed her sail complete on each voyage of the 12 months QE2 left Southampton amid the most important fireworks reveal obvious within the port because the introduction of Queen Mary 2 5 years previous. No different ships envoke the magic that Cunard's Queens have performed considering that Queen Mary entered carrier in may well 1936. in view that then, a Cunard Queen has reigned the sea wave and for one brief yr, 3 Queens reigned ideally suited around the world's oceans. William H. Miller brings jointly a stupendous number of photographs, with informative textual content, telling the tale of Cunard's 3 mythical glossy Queens.

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New PDF release: Great Ships on the Great Lakes: A Maritime History

By Cathy Green,Jefferson J Gray,Bobbie Malone

ISBN-10: 087020582X

ISBN-13: 9780870205828

In this hugely obtainable historical past of ships and transport at the nice Lakes, higher simple readers are taken on a rip-roaring trip during the waterways of the higher Midwest.

Great Ships at the nice Lakes explores the historical past of the region’s rivers, lakes, and inland seas—and the folks and ships who navigated them. learn alongside because the first peoples paddle tributaries in birch bark canoes. persist with as ecu voyageurs pilot rivers and lakes to get beaver pelts again to the japanese marketplace. Watch as settlers construct cities and finally towns at the shorelines of the nice Lakes. hearken to the tales of sailors, lighthouse keepers, and delivery brokers whose livelihoods relied on the harmful waters of Lake Michigan, stronger, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. provide an ear to their tales of unforeseen tragedy and staggering rescue, and heed their stories of possibility and present at the low seas.

Great Ships additionally tells the tale of sea battles and gunships, of the 1st vessels to commute past the Niagara, and of the treacherous storms and chilly climate that prompted millions of ships to sink within the nice Lakes. Watch as underwater archaeologists clear up the mysteries of serious Lakes shipwrecks this day. And learn the way the shift from sail to steam endlessly replaced the historical past of delivery, as schooners made means for steamships and bulk freighters, and crusing grew to become a game, now not a damaging approach of life.

Designed for the higher effortless school room with emphasis on Michigan and Wisconsin, nice Ships at the nice Lakes features a timeline of occasions, on-page vocabulary, and a listing of assets and areas to go to. Over 20 maps spotlight the region’s maritime historical past. The accompanying Teacher’s consultant comprises 18 school room actions, prepared by means of bankruptcy, together with classes on exploring shipwrecks and studying how glaciers moved around the landscape.

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Read e-book online James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the PDF

By Walter E. Wilson,Gary L. McKay

ISBN-10: 0786466596

ISBN-13: 9780786466597

American naval hero and accomplice undercover agent James Dunwoody Bulloch was once largely thought of the Confederacy’s most threatening guy in Europe. As head of the South’s covert shipbuilding and logistics software abroad in the course of the American Civil battle, Bulloch obtained a outstanding forty nine warships, blockade runners, and tenders; equipped “invulnerable” ocean-going ironclads; sustained accomplice logistics; financed covert operations; and acted because the mastermind in the back of the destruction of one hundred thirty Union ships. mockingly, this guy who conspired to break the Union and kidnap its president later stood because the favourite uncle and mentor to Theodore Roosevelt. Bulloch’s amazing existence unfolds during this first-ever biography.

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Elders and Fyffes: A Photographic History - download pdf or read online

By Campbell McCutcheon

ISBN-10: 1445656213

ISBN-13: 9781445656212

Ubiquitous in ever grocery store and nook store, it's tough to visualize an international with out bananas. however it used to be so! Britain's love affair with the common-or-garden banana is as a lot the tale of Elders & Fyffes, an organization arrange to import the golden fruit into the uk. initially, British imports have been of the small Cavendish banana from the Canaries however the British govt was once willing to work out a few alternate from the West Indies and Elders & Fyffes was once shaped to import and distribute bananas. the 1st ships arrived in 1902 and the corporate grew and multiplied. in the course of either international wars, the fleet of Elders & Fyffes served as armed service provider cruisers. The ships themselves have been a standard sight within the ports of Avonmouth, Bristol, Southampton, Portsmouth, Garston, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Cardiff.

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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book: A Guide to Ship - download pdf or read online

By Anthony F. Molland

ISBN-10: 0750689870

ISBN-13: 9780750689878

The Maritime Engineering Reference booklet is a one-stop resource for engineers eager about marine engineering and naval structure. during this crucial reference, Anthony F. Molland has introduced jointly the paintings of a few of the world's major writers within the box to create an inclusive quantity for a large viewers of marine engineers, naval architects and people excited about marine operations, coverage and different similar fields.

Coverage levels from the fundamentals to extra complicated subject matters in send layout, building and operation. all of the key parts are coated, together with send flotation and balance, send buildings, propulsion, seakeeping and maneuvering. The marine setting and maritime security are explored in addition to new applied sciences, akin to machine aided send layout and remotely operated automobiles (ROVs).

Facts, figures and knowledge from world-leading specialists makes this a useful ready-reference for these fascinated with the sector of maritime engineering.

Professor A.F. Molland, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, FRINA. is Emeritus Professor of send layout on the collage of Southampton, united kingdom. He has lectured send layout and operation for a few years. He has performed broad learn and released extensively on send layout and numerous elements of send hydrodynamics.

* A entire review from best-selling authors together with Bryan Barrass, Rawson and Tupper, and David Eyres
* Covers simple and complicated fabric on marine engineering and Naval structure topics
* Have key evidence, figures and knowledge handy in a single whole reference book

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New PDF release: The Titanic - "Everything Was Against Us"

By Simon Angel

ISBN-10: 1475127936

ISBN-13: 9781475127935

approximately a hundred years after the main recognized maritime catastrophe in heritage, we're guaranteed that we all know every thing there's to understand in regards to the White big name Liner big and that there's little extra so as to add to the tale. whereas the fundamental tale is indisputable- a collision with an iceberg led to 1500 out of 2200 perishing - the main points of what occurred in the course of the evacuation are nonetheless debated, tormented by disinformation, own politics and our uncomplicated lack of understanding. This e-book information the weather that mixed to rework one among humanity's victorious achievements of engineering right into a devastating encapsulation of overconfidence and different human failings.

Punctuating the most narrative are diversions to discover intimately numerous of the extra arguable elements of the sinking. those "interludes" discover why the iceberg was once no longer obvious until eventually a collision used to be inevitable; significantly questions the behaviour of contributors of the staff, quite the officials that evening; asks even if the third type have been held less than and the way a ways any acts of discrimination prolonged to different periods and workforce; considers even if the team have been tardy in getting ready the boats and no matter if males have been debarred from getting into a few of the frail craft; discusses even if White superstar Chairman and 1st classification passenger Bruce Ismay really merits his unflattering popularity and no matter if ship's fashion designer Thomas Andrews and fifth Officer Lowe are beneficial recipients of the "heroic" epithet; and assesses the rumours of the fates of Captain Smith, the band, Senior instant Operator Phillips...and even if an officer shot himself that night.

Finally, the ebook considers no matter if a giant with an entire lifeboat supplement may have evacuated each person within the 2 hours and forty mins from collision to sinking, and in addition ponders the prospect that an inquiry into one other ship's loss in 1909 can have energised public opinion to supply "boats for all" inquiry that by no means eventually happened.

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Download PDF by Albert J. Prendergast Ph.D.: Not a Ship of Fools

By Albert J. Prendergast Ph.D.

this is often the outstanding actual tale of the 3 thousand mile voyage of a usa luxurious cruise liner to a tiny US territory and go back. It carried an important shipment of background: governors of all fifty states observed by means of their households, excessive point representatives of the president, CEOs of Fortune 500 businesses, and the cream of the crop of the inside track media. This tale hasn't ever ahead of been documented. it's a a part of our background so one can by no means back be repeated, rather in those terror-filled instances. this can be the tale of the 1967 Governors' convention held aboard the SS Independence en path to the U.S. Virgin Islands and go back, a voyage which on the time was once dubbed the 'Ship of Fools.'

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Download PDF by Herbert Ford: Pitcairn Island as a Port of Call: A Record, 1790–2010, 2d

By Herbert Ford

ISBN-10: 0786466049

ISBN-13: 9780786466047

Pitcairn Island is arguably the main remoted inhabited spot on the earth. but regardless of difficult ocean currents, frequently deadly surf and surprising gales, the island’s status because the domestic of the descendants of Fletcher Christian and his mutineer cohorts from H.M.S. Bounty has drawn millions of ships to its seashores. This maritime background of the island chronicles each send that has known as at Pitcairn from the time of the coming of the mutineers in 1790 to December 2010. The ship’s log structure lists the date of every name, the ship’s identify and details, and short experiences of actions in the course of the name, which regularly contain concerns of affection, homicide, survival, intrigue, shipwreck, romance, and masses extra. considering that Pitcairn continues to be absolutely depending on ships for its survival, this paintings bargains the main thorough historic list of the island and its people.

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Download e-book for kindle: Titanic Greaser by Richard Stagg

By Richard Stagg

ISBN-10: 1781485232

ISBN-13: 9781781485231

The crewman's tale opens with a rowdy postmortem hung on the rescue send, leaving all in confusion. Then comes a flashback to Titanic's departure from Belfast, her doubtful coaling in Southampton, then the voyage itself, with a full of life technical travel of the send to set the scene. After hitting ice, unusual issues take place. actual revelations from group contributors resembling Beauchamp and Lightoller and specialists similar to Edward Wilding are pieced jointly to shape an image which did not emerge accurately in 1912, and has but absolutely to emerge at the present time. there's additionally a brand new debate concerning the ultimate music.

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