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Wartime Standard Ships

Author : Nick Robins
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Genre : History
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In both World Wars there arose a pressing need for merchant tonnage both to supplement existing ships but, more importantly, to replace ships that had been sunk by enemy action, and the key to the Allied strategy in both wars was a massive programme of merchant shipbuilding. This need gave rise to a series of standard designs with increasing emphasis on prefabrication and a progression towards welded hulls. This new book tells the remarkable story of the design and construction of the many types that not only contributed to their country’s war efforts, but were also responsible for a cultural change in world shipbuilding that would lay the foundations for the post-war industry. The story begins in the First World War with the National type cargo ships which were the first examples of prefabricated construction. The best known of all types of wartime standard ships, of course, were the Liberty ships and their successor, the better equipped Victory ships, both built in the United States. Some 2,700 Liberty ships were built and this incredible achievement undoubtedly saved the Allies from losing the War. In Canada, the Ocean and Park ships made a further major contribution. Germany and Japan also introduced standard merchant shipbuilding programmes during the Second World War and these are covered in detail. The many different types and designs are all reviewed and their roles explained, while the design criteria, innovative building techniques and the human element of their successful operation is covered. Some of the story has been told piecemeal in a range of diverse books and articles, a few with extensive fleet lists. However, the complete history of the twentieth century wartime-built standard merchant ship has not previously been written, so this new volume recording that history within its appropriate technical, political and military background will be hugely welcomed.

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The Japanese Wartime Standard Of Living And Utilization Of Manpower

Author : United States Strategic Bombing Survey
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Teenaged triplets--estranged since birth--are thrust together in glittering 1926 London to fight for their inheritance, only to learn they cannot trust anyone--least of all each other.

Compilation Of Standard Contract Forms Of The War Shipping Administration

Author : United States. War Shipping Administration
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111233933
Genre : Contracts
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British Standards Ships Of World War I

Author : William Harry Mitchell
ISBN : OCLC:247580144
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Ugly Ducklings

Author : Syd C. Heal
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Borrowing the name given to the Allied Liberty Ships when they first came out, this study details Japan's feverish effort to build a large fleet of so-called Standard Ships to counter the severe losses sustained by her merchant fleet in the Pacific War. The Emergency Standard Ship came at a time when expedience took precedence over good construction standards. Considered the equivalent of the Liberty Ships, the Type-A Standard Ship is the focus of this book with the author describing the Zaibatsu business conglomerate that produced them and then telling how they were able to function with a remarkable degree of reliability in spite of their stripped-down design. From the events preceding Pearl Harbor through the postwar years, the ships are put into political context and complimented by detailed appendixes of the Type-A fleet and other types of Japanese merchants of that era. Forty of the 140 Type-A ships survived World War II and, after extensive upgrades, went on to become an important part of Japan's postwar economic renewal. This volume will be of interest to both ship enthusiasts and those interested in learning about World War II from a new perspective.

The Ships That Came To Manchester

Author : Nick Robins
ISBN : 9781445651958
Genre : Transportation
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Explore the fascinating history of the vessels of the Manchester Ship Canal.

Technology Transfer Program Ttp Standards Volume 2 Appendices Final Report

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Arctic Interlude

Author : Harry C. Hutson
ISBN : 9781576381182
Genre : Merchant marine
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Diamond S Economic Journal Industria

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