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Mooring Design Physical & Empirical Data: Vessel & Ship Characteristics, Mooring Lines & Chain Buoys, Anchors & Riser Type Mooring Systems By Naval Facilities Engineering Command
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This design manual is one of a series developed from an evaluation of facilities in the shore establishment, from surveys of the availability of new materials and construction methods, and from... More > selection of the best design practices of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, other Government agencies, and the private sector. This manual uses, to the maximum extent feasible, national professional society, association and institute standards in accordance with NAVFACENGCOM policy. Deviations from these criteria should not be made without prior approval of NAVFACENGCOM Headquarters (Code 04). Design cannot remain static any more than can the naval functions it serves or the technologies it uses. Accordingly, recommendations for improvement are encouraged from within the Navy and from the private sector and should be furnished to Commanding Officer, Chesapeake Division (Code 406),< Less
Captain Blood By Rafael Sabatini
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A high-seas adventure of the 17th century. Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish doctor, is wrongfully accused of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685. He is sent to the island of Barbados... More > in the Carribean to be sold into slavery. Blood eventually escapes with a number of other convict-slaves. He becomes a pirate and is driven by the urge to revenge his enslavement and to clear his name. Throughout his pirate days, he retains the same characteristics as before, such as honor, dignity, intelligence, and a quick wit.< Less
Captain Blood By Rafael Sabatini
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A high-seas adventure of the 17th century. Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish doctor, is wrongfully accused of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685. He is sent to the island of Barbados... More > in the Carribean to be sold into slavery. Blood eventually escapes with a number of other convict-slaves. He becomes a pirate and is driven by the urge to revenge his enslavement and to clear his name. Throughout his pirate days, he retains the same characteristics as before, such as honor, dignity, intelligence, and a quick wit.< Less
DK-37, The Flight of Prometheus By Herbert S. Watson
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David Varton has turned mad and has a score to settle: his relatives were killed by a nuclear attack on Earth, prompting him to join the Space Corps to pilot a space interceptor. Fighting furiously... More > from bases scattered across the solar system, the Space Corps pilots are to divert the continuous attacks by an alien race that cannot be communicated with, and capture enemy ships so that the secret of faster than light travel can be unravelled, in the hope that scout ships could be sent out to identify the enemy system. But once the alien planet is located, it is found to possess characteristics that require an initial attack with a stealth airplane which Varton alone is small enough to fit in. Having just found a new reason to live, can the affection of his beloved help Varton resist High Command’s efforts to make him accept a mission that could win the war?< Less
DK-37, The Flight of Prometheus By Herbert S. Watson
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David Varton has turned mad and has a score to settle: his relatives were killed by a nuclear attack on Earth, prompting him to join the Space Corps to pilot a space interceptor. Fighting furiously... More > from bases scattered across the solar system, the Space Corps pilots are to divert the continuous attacks by an alien race that cannot be communicated with, and capture enemy ships so that the secret of faster than light travel can be unravelled, in the hope that scout ships could be sent out to identify the enemy system. But once the alien planet is located, it is found to possess characteristics that require an initial attack with a stealth airplane which Varton alone is small enough to fit in. Having just found a new reason to live, can the affection of his beloved help Varton resist High Command’s efforts to make him accept a mission that could win the war?< Less
Marintek Short Course on New Techniques for Assessing and Quantifying Vessel Stability and Seakeeping Qualities By WEGEMT - Publisher
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This publication compiles the lecture notes from the WEGEMT Short Course on New Techniques for Assessing and Quantifying Vessel Stability and Seakeeping Qualities. The Course was held at MARINTEK,... More > Norway, in 1993. Some of the topics covered include: Breaking waves - environmental forces; Dynamic stability/probabilistic approaches; Ship operation in a seaway; Seakeeping of high speed vessels; Ride control systems of foil catamarans; Motion characteristics of offshore floating vessels; Heavy lift operations; methods and experiences; and Position control - from anchoring to DP systems. The lecture notes have been prepared by several authors, O. Faltinsen, T. Nedrelid, A. Francescutto, G. Hjort, T.E. Svensen, K.O. Holden and C.T. Stansberg, to name a few.< Less
The Aliens By Murray Leinster
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The human race was expanding through the galaxy … and so, they knew, were the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet … war is inevitable. Or is it …? At 04 hours 10 minutes,... More > ship time, the Niccola was well inside the Theta Gisol solar system. She had previously secured excellent evidence that this was not the home of the Plumie civilization. There was no tuned radiation. There was no evidence of interplanetary travel—rockets would be more than obvious, and a magnetronic drive had a highly characteristic radiation-pattern—so the real purpose of the Niccola’s voyage would not be accomplished here. She wouldn’t find out where Plumies came from.< Less
Essence of Da Vinci By Steve Unwin
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A Catalyst for Creative Thinking Surrounded by change, we are either driven to cope with its effects, or rise to create opportunities from what change reveals. Perhaps the greatest exponent of... More > creativity was Leonardo Da Vinci whose remarkable talents spanned the art’s, science, engineering, architecture, ship design and more, and whose achievements included painting the last supper and the invention of the helicopter. In 'Essence of Da Vinci' we explore the seven key characteristics of Da Vinci’s creative thinking through the combination of carefully selected quotations and specially commissioned pencil drawings. The result is an inspirational resource to stir the creative spirit which lurks within us all. Find out more at www.photonbooks.com< Less
A FAREWELL TO ANGER By Neil C. Hearne
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When a boy's kite is dashed on to the rocks by a freak wind, Jacob Brody promises to repair it; but before young Tom Curtis flies it again, events lead both man and boy to reassess their lives. Set... More > in Cornwall, under the spell of the sea, the tale centres on Jacob's solitude, and the contrasting lives of the people around him. The discovery of a lost submarine and the looting of a stricken ship's cargo mirror the conflicting claims of the past and the present, while throughout the novel runs the theme of fathers and sons. Above all, it is a story about personal grief, which the author places in a wider context with a characteristic blend of poetry and irony.< Less
A FAREWELL TO ANGER By Neil C. Hearne
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When a boy's kite is dashed on to the rocks by a freak wind, Jacob Brody promises to repair it; but before young Tom Curtis flies it again, events lead both man and boy to reassess their lives. Set... More > in Cornwall, under the spell of the sea, the tale centres on Jacob's solitude, and the contrasting lives of the people around him. The discovery of a lost submarine and the looting of a stricken ship's cargo mirror the conflicting claims of the past and the present, while throughout the novel runs the theme of fathers and sons. Above all, it is a story about personal grief, which the author places in a wider context with a characteristic blend of poetry and irony.< Less