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ON

IRON SHIP BUILDING:

ITS

HISTORY AND PROGRESS

AS COMPRISED IN A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES

ON THE LAWS OF STRAIN; THE STRENGTHS, FORMS, AND OTHER CONDITIONS
OF THE MATERIAL; AND AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRESENT AND PROSPECTIVE STATE

OF THE NAVY, INCLUDING THE EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS ON THE RESISTING

POWERS OF ARMOUR PLATES AND SHOT AT HIGH VELOCITIES.

BY

WILLIAM FAIRBAIRN, ESQ., C.E.

LL.D., F.R.S., F.G.S., &c.

CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
FRANCE, AND OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF TURIN
CHEVALIER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR;

ETC. ETC.

LONDON :

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

Sun Of EVO IRIS";

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