Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, Vol. 10 : A Journal of Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Docks, Harbours and Shipping; Thursday, November 29, 1917 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, Vol. 10: A Journal of Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Docks, Harbours and Shipping; Thursday, November 29, 1917 In our issue of September 13 we referred to the subject of straight sided ships and indicated that the attention of shipbuilders had been directed to the possibility of saving the bending Straight-sided of frames and to the easier construction of vessels Ships. On this principle. We said that from the purely practical standpoint the idea was worthy of consideration, but that the result of experimental investigation in the Michigan tank had indicated that the square-bilged ship might have excessive resistance. In the light of later development and investigation we are led to believe that this is not necessarily so, and that it is possible to incorporate the practical advantages Of this system with a form as good as can be obtained with ordinary bent frames. Unfortunately we cannot, at this stage, make public the interesting investigations that have been undertaken, nor indicate the full scope of the practical advantages to be obtained by the suggested methods of construction, but we are of the belief that a radical change in the design and building of cargo ships will be an event of the near future. If the position of Britain as the ship building centre oi the world is to be maintained the best designs and methods of construction must be adopted, and it is satisfactory to know that the future holds some interesting features in store. If, with improvement in design, the step is also taken of employing electric welding to largely supplant the present system of riveting, the shipbuilders of this country will give a lead which we feel sure will soon be largely followed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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