Engineering News-Record Volume 48

Engineering News-Record Volume 48

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... total documented tonnage of the United States, as recorded on June 30, 1901, has been exceeded only once in our country's history, namely in l86l., and of this total tonnage,65% repl't'-..9l'il(1 wooden vessels, and 45'; comprised the various classes of sailing vessels. Of the remaining. Or "steam" tonnage, 563;', was of iron or steel. while in case of sailing vessels only 10% was so constructed. In taking up the question of the modern sailing vessel, it is interesting to note what might be called 'the "survival C1 tine fittest" as regards certain-types or "rigs." The accompanying diasram. F1s-1. covering the period from 1850 to 1902, has been prepared with a view of illustrating the persistent, if somewhat erratic, (_')'u1' Q of the schooner rig, as well as the decline of the "-''QUi11'e rigged" type Of sailing ves3e1_.This latter rig promises, in time, to become 3 matter of history, excepting, perhaps, in France, where square rigged sailing vessels receive subsidies in excess of steamers. On June 30, 1901, there were 371 square rigged American vessels, comprising 10-1 Ships, 157 ha;-ks_ 80 barkentines and 30 brigs or brigantines--a total gross tonnage of 398,8-I1, of which only 16% was of iron or steel. As regards the oldest wooden vessel Qf each of these classes, recorded as still documented, the ship "Dashing Wa'e," built in 1853; the bark "Canto"-" Wilt in 1335; the barkentine "Fre_ mont," built in 1850; and the brig "Tanne, -, bum in 1855. appear to hold the records. year 1900 the wooden bark "Kathleen," built in 18-14, placed 5,022 miles to her credit, and the wooden bark "Swallow," built..."show more

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  • Paperback | 1066 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 53mm | 1,860g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807286
  • 9781236807281