American Merchant Seaman's Manual

Author: William B. Hayler,John M. Keever,Paul M. Seiler

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335495

Category: Reference

Page: 673

View: 3288

The Merchant Marine is composed of all the commercial ships of a country and the personnel that man them. The American Merchant Seaman's Manual has been the primary seamanship text and reference book for the American Merchant Marine for more than sixty years. Merchant mariners going to sea for the first time need to know as much about their new job, their ship, the sea, and the Merchant Marine as they can. This manual is designed to provide the knowledge that these new seamen need to embark upon their careers at sea. Since the sixth edition was published in 1981, many changes have been made in each new printing. Changes in this new edition include a new chapter on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, data on merchant fleets throughout the world, a revised chapter on wire rope, and a bibliography for sources of additional reading.

Merchant Marine Survivors of World War II

Oral Histories of Cargo Carrying Under Fire

Author: Michael Gillen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476618879

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 1859

World War II could not have been won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation‘s ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine became the “fourth arm of defense” in wartime, providing vital support for beachheads in all theaters of operation. Twenty World War II Merchant Marine veterans are featured in this oral history. Most had at least one ship torpedoed, bombed, shelled or mined out from under them—some of them two. Some became prisoners of the Japanese for the duration of the war, working on the infamous River Kwai Bridge. Many spent time on lifeboats or flimsy rafts under harsh conditions; one—Donald Zubrod—endured 42 days in a lifeboat with several others before their eventual rescue, close to death. American merchant mariners suffered a casualty rate that was a close second to the Marine Corps during the war.


Author: John R. Stilgoe

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922218

Category: Architecture

Page: 325

View: 8357

The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if at all. But John Stilgoe has been thinking about lifeboats ever since he listened with his father as the kitchen radio announced that the liner Lakonia had caught fire and sunk in the Atlantic. It was Christmas 1963, and airline travel and Cold War paranoia had made the images of an ocean liner’s distress—the air force dropping supplies in the dark, a freighter collecting survivors from lifeboats—seem like echoes of a bygone era. But Stilgoe, already a passionate reader and an aficionado of small-boat navigation, began to delve into accounts of other disasters at sea. What he found was a trunkful of hair-raising stories—of shipwreck, salvation, seamanship brilliant and inept, noble sacrifice, insanity, cannibalism, courage and cravenness, even scandal. In nonfiction accounts and in the works of Conrad, Melville, and Tomlinson, fear and survival animate and degrade human nature, in the microcosm of an open boat as in society at large. How lifeboats are made, rigged, and captained, Stilgoe discovered, and how accounts of their use or misuse are put down, says much about the culture and circumstances from which they are launched. In the hands of a skillful historian such as Stilgoe, the lifeboat becomes a symbol of human optimism, of engineering ingenuity, of bureaucratic regulation, of fear and frailty. Woven through Lifeboat are good old-fashioned yarns, thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers who have enjoyed the novels of Patrick O’Brian, Crabwalk by Günter Grass, or works of nonfiction such as The Perfect Storm and In the Heart of the Sea. But Stilgoe, whose other works have plumbed suburban culture, locomotives, and the shore, is ultimately after bigger fish. Through the humble, much-ignored lifeboat, its design and navigation and the stories of its ultimate purpose, he has found a peculiar lens on roughly the past two centuries of human history, particularly the war-tossed, technology-driven history of man and the sea.

Knight's Modern Seamanship

Author: John V. Noel, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471289487

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

View: 565

Revised by John V. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Associate Editors: Commander Frank E. Bassett, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Dr. Carvel Blair and Prof. Dee Fitch Steer by this venerable guide to shiphandling and safety and you'll easily see why, since publication of the first edition 83 years ago, it has been the single-most trusted "beacon" for millions of pleasure boaters and professional seamen alike. Now in its eighteenth edition, Knight's Modern Seamanship continues the salty tradition of its predecessors. It supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws and procedures, and maintenance practices you need to make each ocean-going trip safe and enjoyable. Typhoon up ahead? Knight's explains the effects of weather on ocean travel and spells out exactly what you have to do to avoid dangerous weather systems. What kind of communication equipment should you have on board? A new section on ship communications tells you how to select and operate modern communication devices. This eighteenth edition also provides you with new sections on channel marking, towing and salvage, and the maritime buoyage system. Updated guidance is given on: * the rules of the road--you get clear explanations of right of way, the use of radar to avoid collisions, and the law in fog; included is the complete text of the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. Every vessel over 12 meters in length is required by law to have a copy of these rules on board. * shiphandling--you'll find expert discussions on docking, mooring, and anchoring; helicopter operations; and ice seamanship * ship and boat operation--you get concise explanations of ship structure and stability, propulsion and steering, ground tackle, and cargo handling and underway replenishment You'll even learn the art of knotting and splicing. Without a doubt, Knight's Modern Seamanship, Eighteenth Edition, is your foremost guide to mastering the lore of the sea. It is an indispensable reference source for pleasure boaters, merchant marine personnel, and anyone who needs expert seagoing advice.

333 Tipps für Segler

Author: Fridtjof Gunkel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768835404


Page: 145

View: 422

Lesertipps und -tricks aus der Zeitschrift äYachtä, die das Segeln und das Leben an Bord sicherer, komfortabler oder einfacher machen. Auch für Eigner von Motorbooten geeignet.


Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992340

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 8671

Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

Mission im Mittelmeer


Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: Refinery

ISBN: 3960480474

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5628

Trotz der sofortigen Wiederaufrüstung nach Napoleons Flucht von Elba im Frühjahr 1815 können die Briten ihre stillgelegten Kriegsschiffe nicht innerhalb weniger Wochen seeklar machen. Und so dauert es zu lange, bis sich die Royal Navy wieder aktiv im Krieg befindet, um die Adriahäfen zu schließen und jedes Schiff zu versenken, das die Absicht hat, sich Napoleon anzuschließen. Nur Kommodore Aubrey auf der Surprise und sein Geschwader, die bereits im Mittelmeer auf und ab stehen, um die Straße von Gibraltar zu überwachen, können die Schiffe des muslimischen Herrschers Ibn Hazm von Azarhar stellen, als er den Transport eines Goldschatzes verfügt, der Napoleon die Vorherrschaft in Europa endgültig sichern soll. Doch ohne die fein gesponnenen Fäden von Dr. Stephen Maturin, der seine Karriere als Geheimagent und sein Überleben nicht zuletzt seinem scharfen Ohr für Heuchelei verdankt, wäre der Royal Navy diesmal kein Erfolg beschieden. Der neunzehnte Roman der Bestsellerserie, die ihre Leser und Kritiker weltweit zu begeisterten Fans wegen der marinehistorischen Genauigkeit und des feinen literarischen Niveaus werden ließ.

The Seaman's Manual

Author: Richard Henry Dana

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954272717


Page: 292

View: 7770

This book written by the American politician, lawyer and expert for maritime law Richard Henry Dana (1815-1882) contains a treatise on practical seamanship, a dictionary of sea terms, an account of the customs and usages of the Merchant Service and a discussion of the laws relating to the practical duties of Masters and Mariners. Reprint of the original English edition from 1841.

Der Sturm (illustriert)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366687915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8016

Der Sturm (The Tempest) ist eine tragikomische Geschichte von William Shakespeare.

Special Libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Special libraries

Page: N.A

View: 518

Also includes 1st-5th SLA triennial salary surveys.

Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743707446

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 2072

Thomas De Quincey: Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Erstdruck: 1821 in zwei Teilen im »London Magazine«, 1822 in Buchform. Hier in der Übersetzung von Leopold Heinemann, Berlin, Weltgeist-Bücher Verl.-Ges., 1927. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Sir John Watson-Gordon, Porträt des Thomas De Quincey, undatiert.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.