Marine Review Volume 19-20

Marine Review Volume 19-20

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...Queen will carry 2200 and 2500 tons respectively, so that the tonnage as a whole will be quite a help to the iron concern securing it. in place and all the side armor is on with the exception of one or two plates, which have not yet been received. The turret plates, also, are yet to be delivered but the machinery has been completed. The contract time for delivery of this vessel is Oct. 2, so that it is quite certain she will be in the government's hands by that date, even though the official trial, which cannot take place until all the armor is in position, is deferred until the main battery is installed. Nqpe of the armament has yet arrived. At the same time the uncertainty as to delivery of material, now so generally complained of, may necessitate a delay long beyond the time anticipated. The Alabama is to develop 10,000 indicated horse power and a speed of 16 knots. The contract price for hull and machinery is $2,650,000. WORLD'S FLEET OP TANK STEAMERS. The Standard Oil Co.'s tank steamer Atlas, recently completed at the Roach yard, Chester, Pa., and which was some time ago described and illustrated in the Review, is now the only tank steamer flying the American flag. The burning of the Standard steamer Maverick leaves the Atlas alone as an American representative of this type of vessel. Tank vessels have been in service now for about ten years and statistics show that, aside from the new ones launched this year, there are afloat under all flags li! of these vessels, aggregating 381,478 tons, of which 155 are steamers of 367,910 tons. The fleet has been built practically since 1888, when vessels of 42,042 tons were afloat. In 1893 the large tonnage of 94,568 was turned out, and another remarkable year for building tankers was...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,302g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993845
  • 9781236993847