Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover

Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover

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Steamship Conquest of the Sea by FrederickTalbot 1912 Hard Cover
 
Steamship Conquest of the Sea By Frederick Talbot
344 Pages  
Copyright 1912  
BINDING is alittle loose from the cover.   Name and date on front page
PREFACE
This book is not a history of steam navigation. It has been written rather to show how water transportation has developed: the present position in the eternal struggle between science and disaster: the wonderful and rapid growth of the big, express Liner during the space of one hundred years.
I have not confined myself to the steamship itself purely and simply, as the welfare and safety of the ocean-travelling public are affected very materially by several other influences. Although the North Atlantic figures largely in the volume, this is due to the fact that it is the busiest of the seven seas: it is where new developments and revolutionary inventions invariably receive their ocean-going commercial baptism : where luxury and elegance have been carried to a supreme degree: where the ingenuity and skill of the engineer are revealed most strikingly : and finally, because it is the arena in which the struggle for supremacy between the various maritime nations is contested most keenly and enterprisingly.
The volume is written essentially for the general reader, who is not familiar with the technics of the shipbuilding art; who entertains only hazy notions concerning the steamship, its design, construction, appointments, and the efforts that are being made to render water transportation absolutely safe; and who has no idea of the character of its influence upon the world's progress.
CONTENTS
CHAP.PAGE
I      THE COMING OF THE BIG SHIP 1
II     THE BIRTH OF A STEAMSHIP17
III    THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STEAMSHIP29
IV    THE PROPELLING MACHINERY39
V     THE LAUNCH AND TRIAL TRIP57
VI    THE LUXURY OF THE MODERN LINER72
VII   SAFETY AT SEA86
VIII     THE FLOATING TOWN 108
IX    MAMMOTH FRESH-WATER LINERS AND FREIGHTERS 119
X    "THE BLUE RIBBON OF THE ATLANTIC"133
XI    THE STEAMSHIP LANES ACROSS THE OCEAN150
XII    THE PERIL OF THE ICE162
XIII   DANGERS OF THE DEEP174
XIV    CLEARING THE OCEAN HIGHWAYS189
XV    SHIPS THAT MAKE FEW PORTS 203
XVI    SALVAGE214
XVII   THE STEAMSHIP CONQUEST OF LITTLE-KNOWN WATERS 232
XVIII   FLOATING DOCKS249
XIX THE SURVEYOR OF THE SEA AND HIS ADVENTUROUS CALLING        261
XX WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY 276
XXI GRAVEYARDS OF THE OCEAN290
XXII STEAMSHIP SURGERY302
XXIII STEAMLESS SHIPS316
XXIV WHY GERMANY BUILDS HER OWN LINERS327

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Blowing up a derelict Frontispiece
The first steamship to eclipse the Great Eastern2
The White Star "Nine-day boat" Baltic3
The mammoth German intermediate liner George Washington3
The largest ocean greyhound of 1912 6
Mother and daughter-the tiny Turbinia lying beside the Mauretania   7
Germany's marine giant- the Hamburg-American liner Imperator   7
Britain's reply to Germany's challenge12
A cradle of British big ships13
The testing tank 24
The mammoth liner's backbone24
Why the Mauretania is the safest ship afloat25
A massive casting32
Sheathed in scaffolding33
The stern ribs of the Olympic36
The Mauretania ready for launching 36
An ocean monster ashore37
The propelling giant of a record-breaker of the 'nineties 40
The Turbinia, which revolutionised steamship travel, showing her paces41
The first Atlantic turbine liner 44
An historic vessel 44
A narrow escape 45
Stern of the first Atlantic turbine liner45
A ship which carries railway trains48
A palatial Pacific coastal liner48
One of the cylinders of the Olympic 49
A complete ring of turbine blades for the Mauretania 49
The triumph of the Parsons Turbine 52
The price of power53
Floating 200-ton crane leaning over vessel and picking up engine bed-plate53
A novel automobile tunnel 54
An avenue of boilers 54
After cradle of the Mauretania55
Titan crane lifting a boiler on board 55
The power behind the Cunard fliers 58
A thrilling moment59
The record launch62
Afloat !63
The fastest liner in the world at full speed 66
A novel launch67
A rejected ocean greyhound 67
Luxury in the Canadian steamship service 72
The drawing-room of the Lusitania 73
Modern domestic architecture on an Atlantic liner74
Architectural beauty on an Atlantic liner 75
A regal suite76
The first-class dining-saloon of the Olympic76
The first-class lounge of the Olympic 77
The first-class smoke-room of the Olympic77
The imposing entrance and door to the smoking-room of the Deutschland  82
A seat in the grand entrance on the boat deck 83
A beautiful French tapestry panel in the first-class lounge 83
A first-class state-room on the upper deck of the Mauretania  88
The first-class smoke-room of the Mauretania 88
The new art upon a German liner89
The water-tight door-the secret of a vessel's safety when in peril        94
A combined life-saving deck seat95
The brain of the ship 95
The simplest and quickest boat-launching gear 102
The value of the quadrant boat davit 103
The submarine bell in use 103
Two types of the submarine bell 103
The electric lighting station of the floating city110
A luxurious flat in the floating city 110
The verandah caf111
A restaurant on the high seas111
The kitchen of a floating hotel 114
The pantry of a floating hotel115
Checking the mailbags 116
The floating post office 116
Stern half of the C.P.R. lake liner Keewatin being taken through the lock   117
The two halves of the steamer being rejoined in dry dock117
An ore freighter in the "Soo " locks 122
The Hamonic, a luxurious fresh-water liner123
The observation-room of the Hamonic128
The dining-saloon of the Hamonic128
The Servia, the first Cunarder built of steel129
Greyhounds of the 'eighties 129
A gigantic yacht 136
The Atlantic record-breaker of the 'nineties137
The Lucania, a famous British Atlantic greyhound 137
Germany's first bid for speed142
Germany's fastest Atlantic liner 143
The liner which regained the Atlantic speed record for Great Britain143
A victim of the iceberg 158
The terror of the ocean159
Keeping open the steamship highways in the Baltic Sea 170
An ungainly deck load 171
What winter means on the North Atlantic 171
When greyhounds collide at sea 180
Trapped in the fog181
A derelict, almost awash192
The crew of the United States derelict destroyer Seneca boarding the Frederick Roessner 192
The battered hulk of a derelict 193
Rust, barnacles, seaweed and chaos 218
The Constance, sunk in the Tyne219
The Vauxhall at high tide 219
A difficult task222
A double disaster 222
Temporary erection of the Sybil on the Clyde223
Re-erecting the ship at Port Florence 223
Approaching completion for launching236
Getting a boiler on board236
Shipbuilding above the clouds237
A motley squad237
High and dry250
An unusual lift250
The self-docking floating dock251
On the deck of the self-docking floating dock251
A floating dock being towed across the North Sea258
Vessel raised on floating dock259
Vessel transferred from dock to gridiron259
Section of dock itself lifted for overhaul259
The Marconi wireless operator on guard282
The Marconi aerial of the Olympic283
Wireless set for cargo boats 283
A badly "broken nose"288
The Mimi after being aground 289
An unwelcome visitor 289
A big hole294
A complete smash295
An ugly gash295
An unusual spectacle 304
The salvaged half of the Milwaukee in dry dock305
Joining the old and new parts of the Milwaukee308
The restored Milwaukee308
A delicate operation in steamship surgery 309
Fitting the new bow to the Ermack312
A disastrous collision312
The crushed bow of the Florida being removed bodily after severance313
The liner with her new bow313
Is this the future type of ocean greyhound?318
The starting platform in the engine-room of the motor-ship Selandia319
The dining-saloon of the Selandia319
The engine-room of the motor-ship Selandia324
The Electric Arc325
Engine-room of the Electric Arc 325
The Toiler, the first motor-driven ship to cross the Atlantic325
The growth of the German shipbuilding industry328
The pride of the German mercantile marine329
A glimpse of the children's room332
A corner of the library 332
The utility of the floating dock 333


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