Naval Architecture

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The books and journals for research in the subject of naval architecture are only partially represented here.

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Bibliography, Shipbuilding — 1600 to 1900
A bibliography of books on naval architecture rigging and seamanship printed 1600-1919.
Compiled by Lars Bruzelius, 1996.

F.H. Chapman : the first naval architect and his work / by Daniel G. Harris, 1989.

Proceedings / Eleventh Ship Technology and Research (STAR) Symposium, 1986, held in
conjunction with the SNAME spring meeting hosted by the Pacific Northwest Section,
Portland, Oregon, May 21-23, 1986.

Designs and plans, Historic ships
Guidelines for recording historic ships / Richard K. Anderson, Jr., 1988.

John Lenthall, naval architect : a guide to plans and drawings of American naval and merchant
vessels, 1790-1874 : with a bibliography of works on shipbuilding printed in Great
Britain, France, and the United States, 1707-1882, collected by John Lenthall
(b. 1807-d.1882). / by Gail E. Farr and Brett F. Bostwick, 1991.

Skeppet. The ship, an illustrated history, written and illustrated by Bjorn Landstrom.
Translated by Michael Phillips, 1961.

Journal of ship research.

Transactions – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 1927, 1941 – 1994
(some years missing).

Masting and rigging
Rudimentary treatise on masting, mast-making, and rigging of ships also tables of spars, rigging,
blocks… / by Robert Kipping, 1928.

Seventeenth century rigging a handbook for model-makers. / by R.C. Anderson, 1955.

Steel’s elements of mastmaking, sailmaking and rigging from the 1794 edition, arranged with
and introduction by Claude S. Gill, 1932.

Merchant ships
Merchant ship design. / by R. Munro-Smith, 1964.

Naval architecture
A treatise on parabolic construction of ships and other marine engineering subjects. / by
John W. Nystrom, 1863.

Basic naval architecture. / by Kenneth C. Barnaby, 1967, c1949.

Manual of naval architecture; the fundamental principles of naval architecture, ship-design
and construction for masters and mates. / by George Charles Manning …, 1930.

Manual of ship construction; the fundamental principles of naval architecture for the
operating personnel of the merchant service, particularly those who are, or desire to become,
officers. / by George C. Manning …, 1932.

Naval architecture simplified, explained in non-technical terms. / by Charles Desmond, 1918.

Ship design and construction. / written by a group of authorities ; Robert Taggart, editor, 1980.

Ship drafting. / by Edgar P. Trask and John P. Comstock, 1938.

Mechanics, Applied
Theory of naval architecture. / by Andrew McCance Robb, 1952.

Sailing ships.
The search for speed under sail, 1700-1855. / by Howard I. Chapelle, 1967.

Sailing ships–History.

Colonial vessels; some seventeenth century sailing craft. / by William A. Baker, 1962.

Handbook of ship calculations, construction and operation; a reference book for naval
architects, marine engineers, ship and engine draftsmen, deck officers, and others
engaged in the building and operating of ships. / by Charles H. Hughes …, 1942.

Shipbuilding–France–History–18th century.
The seventy-four gun ship : a practical treatise on the art of naval architecture. / by
Jean Boudriot ; English translation by David H. Roberts, 1986.

Ships, Iron and steel.
Design and construction of steel merchant ships…/ Edited by David Arnott, 1955.
Ship design and construction, written by a group of authorities. Editor:
Amelio M. D’Arcangelo, 1969.

Ship construction and calculations with numerous illustrations and examples; for the use
of officers… / by George Nicol, 1920.

The Lore of ships. / by Tre Trycare, 1963.

Statics and Dynamics
Principles of naval architecture, written by a group of authorities; editors: Henry E. Rossell
and Lawrence B. Chapman, 1962.

The steam launch / Richard M. Mitchell, 1994.

Principles of warship construction and damage control. / by G.C. Manning and
T.L. Schumacher, 1939, c1935.

Wooden boats–Catalogs. Naval architecture–Designs and plans–Catalogs.
Thirty wooden boats : a second catalog of building plans / by the editors of
WoodenBoat magazine, 1986-88.


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