Portrait of a Shipbuilder, Barrow-Built Vessels from 1873
edited by Nigel Harris
Silver Link Publishing, 1989.
a fascinating collection of photographs from the archives of Vickers Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd.
Treatise on Shipbuilding and A Treatise on Rigging written about 1620-1625
Salisbury & Anderson (editors)
Society for Nautical Research, 1958.
the first printing of an important unpublished early 17th century treatise.
‘Gathering of the Clans’, history of the Clan Line Steamers Ltd.
Shield Publications, 1988.
Souvenirs de Marine
collection de plans ou dessins de navires et de bateaux anciens ou modernes,
existants ou disparus, avec les élements numériques nécessaires a leur construction
by Vice-Amiral Francois-Edmond Paris
Grenoble, Editions Des 4 Seigneurs, 1975.
a fine facsimile reprint of the famous 1892-1908 work, reproducing all of the 360 plates, which in turn illustrate several thousand craft. limited to 1700 sets.
please note that these are very heavy books and we will need to charge extra shipping costs for overseas orders – please ask for details
Shipbuilding, theoretical and practical
edited by W.J.MacQuorn Rankine
London, William MacKenzie, 1866.
the authoritative text by Isaac Watts, W.J.M.Rankine, Frederick K.Barnes, and James Robert Napier, is followed by a series of forty-five fine engraved plates, many double-page or folding out, “from drawings furnished by some of the most eminent British shipbuilders”.
the work was designed to form a ‘complete system of information on the art of shipbuilding, and on the scientific principles on which it is founded’;
arranged under seven divisions: Hydraulics of Shipbuilding. Geometry of Shipbuilding. Strength of Materials as applied to Shipbuilding. Practical Shipbuilding. Masts, Sails, and Rigging. Marine Steam Engineering. Shipbuilding for purposes of War.