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The Story of the paddle steamer

Author: Bernard Dumpleton
Publisher: [Melksham] : Venton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The paddle steamer holds a unique place in the history of maritime engineering. When the engineers of the early nineteenth century experimented with steamboats they chose the paddle wheel as the form of propulsion. Within twenty years the paddle steamers were at work on inland waters and short sea passages. They were graceful, elegant ships, but in the jet age too slow and uneconomical. In the 1950s they went to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dumpleton, Bernard.
Story of the Paddle Steamer.
Bristol : Intellect, ©2002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Dumpleton
ISBN: 9781841508634 1841508632
OCLC Number: 70765728
Notes: Originally published: Melksham : Venton, 1973.
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: List of Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Pioneers; Chapter 2: Ocean Paddle Steamers; Chapter 3: The 'Great Western'; Chapter 4: Paddle Steamers of the Thames and Medway; Chapter 5: The 'Navvies'; Chapter 6: The Big Sinking; Chapter 7: Freaks and Failures; Chapter 8: The Great Leviathan; Chapter 9: The Power and the Glory; Chapter 10: The Bonny Boats of Clyde; Chapter 11: Paddle Steamers or the North-West Coast; Chapter 12: West Country Paddle Steamers; Chapter 13: South Coast Paddle Steamers; Chapter 14: Tugs and Tugmen. Chapter 15: Riverboats of America and AustraliaChapter 16: Under the White Ensign; Chapter 17: The Twilight Years; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index of Paddle Steamers; General Index.
Responsibility: Bernard Dumpleton.

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The paddle steamer holds a unique place in the history of maritime engineering. When the engineers of the early nineteenth century experimented with steamboats they chose the paddle wheel as the form of propulsion. Within twenty years the paddle steamers were at work on inland waters and short sea passages. They were graceful, elegant ships, but in the jet age too slow and uneconomical. In the 1950s they went to the breaker's yards in droves, and now there are only a few left. This book tells they story of the paddle steamers, and of the men who built, owned and sailed them.

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