The Marine Engineer, Volume 3

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Whitehall Technical Press, 1882 - Marine engineering

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Page 26 - If any person knowingly sends or attempts to send or is party to the sending or attempting to send an American ship to sea, in the foreign or coastwise trade, in such an unseaworthy state that the life of any person is likely to be thereby endangered...
Page 32 - Cammell's subcarburised steel, made by the Siemens process, each plate to have a tensile strength of not less than 26 and not more than 30 tons per square inch, with an ultimate elongation of 15 per cent, in a length of 6 inches.
Page 245 - ... be so constructed that the entrance of water by perforation would not extensively flood the ship, unless it took place at a great number of critical places. Indeed, by introducing an underwater deck, with divisional spaces, and by the partial application of cork, as in the
Page 245 - ... ships of far higher speed and carrying collectively three armaments, each equal to that of the armored vessel. It might be asked, which would be the better investment ? If it were imagined that the three were matched in combat against the one, it would be perceived that, in addition to their numerical superiority, the former would possess many advantages. Being smaller, they would be more difficult to hit. Being swifter, they could choose their positions, and be free to attack or retreat at pleasure.
Page 52 - Difference, in pounds per hour, between the weight of water vaporized in the boiler and the weight of steam accounted for by the indicator...
Page 72 - Britain's, the tonnage of the former being 4,100,000, and of the latter, 6,115,638. [// must be understood that in giving insertion to communications under this heading, "we do not in any way pledge ourselves to the opinions preferred therein. We...
Page 141 - Inconstant was to possess unrivalled speed, both under sail and under steam, and was to be armed with such a powerful battery of armour-piercing guns, that it was hoped that an engagement might be fought, even against an armoured ship, with some prospect of success. The attempt was ambitious, and not altogether unsuccessful ; but the Inconstant must be admitted to be too costly a ship for the mere protection of commerce.
Page 56 - ... were made from steel obtained by the Siemens-Martin process. Shortly afterwards the Bolton Steel Company was in its turn able to produce, by the Bessemer process, plates and angles satisfying all the requisite conditions. The Steel Company of Scotland, the Star Company, the Butterley Company, and other important works have also entered into the same business, and we are at last able to put full trust in the quality of steel furnished by these different works, as is now fully admitted by the constructors...
Page 26 - ... 5. That, with a view to guard against explosion, free and continuous egress to the open air, independently of the hatchways, should be provided for the explosive gases, by means of a system of surface ventilation, which would be effective in all circumstances of weather.
Page 212 - ... understood that in giving insertion to communications under this heading, we do not in any way pledge ourselves to the opinions preferred therein. We will with pleasure insert any letters likely to benefit our readers, either from their intrinsic value, or as being calculated to promote such discussion as will elicit facts, valuable from their being the result of practical expeiience. — ED.] "STATUS

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