Industrializing American shipbuilding : the transformation of ship design and construction, 1820-1920 (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Industrializing American shipbuilding : the transformation of ship design and construction, 1820-1920

Author: William H Thiesen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2006.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spanning the transition from wood to iron shipbuilding in America, this history tells how nontheoretical methods of shipbuilding began to be discarded by the 1880s in favor of technical and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Thiesen
ISBN: 0813029406 9780813029405
OCLC Number: 62172917
Description: x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The origin of practical shipbuilding methods --
The growth of scientific shipbuilding in Great Britain --
Practical shipbuilding develops in the United States --
The golden era of urban American shipbuilding --
Building iron ships in a wooden shipbuilding culture --
A clash of cultures : the failure of theory in a practical shipbuilding world --
An American naval renaissance and the introduction of theoretical ship design to the United States --
The new American style of shipbuilding --
Conclusion: building an American ship in the twentieth century.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: William H. Thiesen ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith.
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