The Evolution and Significance of the Powered Bulk Carrier

The Evolution and Significance of the Powered Bulk Carrier PDF Author: Roy Fenton
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1837646554
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
The book is the first to detail the 170-year evolution of the powered bulk carriers which continue to have a major role in the world’s trades and economies. Their design and technological development is traced from the screw colliers of the 1850s which revolutionised the British coastal coal trade. The same engineering principles were applied to produce ocean-going steam and later motor tramps. By the end of the 19th century, the capabilities and economies of these ‘black freighters’ had captured from the sailing ship much of the world’s trade in bulk commodities. In the second half of the 20th century, the tramps in turn evolved into multi-purpose, dry bulk carriers. These workhorses of the sea transport commodities including metallic ores, grain, coal, timber and other minerals. Quantities of up to 400,000 tons are carried in the largest, specialised ore carriers. In a parallel development, applying the same technical principles produced smaller yet efficient steam and later motor coasters which came to dominate short sea shipping. The book concludes with a discussion of how the economies of transportation provided by bulk carriers have had profound effects on industrialisation, globalisation and the world’s economy, and discusses the environmental impact of these ships.

From Ship's Cook to Baronet

From Ship's Cook to Baronet PDF Author: David Jenkins
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783162570
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 285

Book Description
Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of ‘rags to riches’ - starting life as a deck-hand and ship’s cook sailing from his native Appledore in 1870, he was a master mariner at the age of twenty-two and subsequently commanded many of the fine sailing ships owned by Hugh Hogarth & Sons of Glasgow. A long-cherished ambition to become a shipowner was eventually realised in 1906 when he acquired his first steamship, City of Cardiff. The venture prospered and nine vessels were owned on the eve of the First World War. He subsequently showed great entrepreneurial initiative during the depression, acquiring motor vessels and establishing new trade routes. He is also remembered as a great philanthropist, particularly through his association with the National Museum of Wales – during his term as treasurer (1925-28) and president (1928-32), he restored the museum’s faltering finances and enabled the construction of the it’s east wing which is now so integral a part of Cardiff’s dignified civic centre. His establishment of the Reardon Smith Nautical School in Cardiff in 1921 was another notable achievement; this school provided an opportunity for aspiring deck officers to learn the essential skills appropriate to their chosen careers. He also funded hospital developments in Cardiff and Bideford, and endowed the chair of geography at Exeter University. At the time of his death in December 1935, fulsome tributes were paid to him both by his fellow shipowners and by the principals of those organisations which had benefitted from his generosity; many of those who live in south Wales and the West country today still enjoy that legacy

Ships in Focus Record 11

Ships in Focus Record 11 PDF Author: Ships In Focus Publications
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd; Potato Ship Turned Turtle -- John V; Bazeleys of Penzance: Part 2; Pilgrim Ship Follow-Up; Ken Cunnington -- Photographer; Dom Pedro; Takes One to Know One -- Clyde Steamers; Every Picture Tells a Story; Record Books / Welsh Maritim.

Ships in Focus Record 5

Ships in Focus Record 5 PDF Author: Ships In Focus Publications
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781901703290
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 64

Book Description

Ships in Focus

Ships in Focus PDF Author: John Clarkson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781901703719
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 64

Book Description
Canadian Pacifics Beavers: Part 1; Derick Goubert -- Captain & Owner; Photographer in Focus Cliff Parsons; Iron Ladies: Part 3; Misfortunes of War -- Photos from Airships in WW1; RMSP Magdalena: Trials & Tragedy; Sunderland in Focus: Part 2.
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