An Unsinkable Titanic

An Unsinkable Titanic

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"[...]characterise the attitude even of so experienced a navigator as the late captain of the Titanic. Protection against the dangers of the sea may be sought in two directions: First, the enforcement of rules for more careful navigation; second, the embodiment of non-sinkable construction in the ship. The protection afforded by the one is limited by the fallibility of human nature. The protection afforded by the other is exact, absolutely sure, and will last as long as the ship itself. If we would make ocean travel safe we must make the ship, as far as possible, unsinkable. In other words, the naval architect must adopt that principle of construction, common in other lines of mechanical work, which has been aptly designated as "fool-proof." In the building of folly-proof ships, then (the term is here used in a[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.3mm | 131.54g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507670125
  • 9781507670125

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