Marine Engineer and Naval Architect, Volumes 3-4

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Page 17 - 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 23 - 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 78 - On the Laws by which water opposes resistance to the motion of floating bodies." For this paper he received the large gold medal of the society and was elected a member of its council.
Page 233 - Before drawing to a conclusion he would advert to a subject of grave national importance, Our Navy was at present armed with guns which could not be expected to contend successfully with the best modem guns that could be used against them.
Page 232 - ... 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 233 - French are at present engaged in making experimental guns upon the same general principle. With regard to the ribbon form of section, I prefer it to a square section of equal area, as being more favorable for bending over a cylinder ; but any rectangular form is better than round wire, on account of the flat bedding surfaces it affords.
Page 232 - ... our expenditure on individual ships, and to do this we must dispense with armour. It might, perhaps, be rash entirely to abandon armour so long as other nations continued to use it, because nothing but the experience of an actual war would remove all question as to its possible utility ; but, considering the indisputable value of a numerous fleet of swift and powerfully-armed ships, built with a view of obtaining the maximum amount of unarmoured defence, and, considering that such vessels, unlike...
Page 232 - Even if the utmost advantage she could possess were conceded to the ironclad, viz., that of being impenetrable by the guns of her opponents — she could not prevail in a contest of three against one, unless, by the use of securely-protected artillery, she could keep her assailants at bay, and gradually destroy them by her fire if they persisted in their attack. Such might be the issue if the allied vessels had nothing but guns to oppose to guns; but they would naturally, under such circumstances,...
Page 233 - I refer to that system in which the coils surrounding the central tube consist of steel wire, or ribbons of steel, wound spirally upon the tube. To those who object to welded coil tubes on the ground of supposed deficiency of longitudinal strength, this mode of construction must appear especially faulty, inasmuch as lateral adhesion, instead of being, as contended, merely deficient, is altogether absent ; while to those who advocate the present coil system this variety of it must commend itself as...
Page 130 - 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.

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