American Steamships on the Atlantic. in dj


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RIDGELY-NEVITT, Cedric. American Steamships on the Atlantic. Drawings by the author. Newark : University of Delaware Press, (1981). Pp 385. 4to, blue cloth. "This well-researched work details the development of the American steamship during the years when hulls were built of wood and the largest andfastest examples were driven by paddle wheels. The period covered extends from Robert Fulton's day to the early 1970s when the last wooden-hulled craft sailed from New York for European ports. Information about the designersand builders of the steamships has been assembled here. Appendices to the book summarise ship dimensions and engine sizes and list in chronological order the first eastward Atlantic crossing of all the vessels described in the text. This book fills a void in American maritime history by bridging the gap between engineering and history." Contents : Inventing and Perfectingthe Steamboat; The Robert Fulton; Auxiliary Steamships, Part 1; Steamboats on the High Seas; Auxiliary Steamships, Part 2; The First Ocean Steamships , 1846-1850; The Ocean Steam Navigation Company, 1847-1857; The United States; The Collins Line, 1850-1858; The Havre Line, Part 1, 1850-1861; Screw-Propelled Steamships, 1850-1855; Experimental Craft; The Vanderbilt EuropeanLine, 1855-1860; The North Atlantic Steamship Company, 1859-1860; Occasion al Atlantic Liners, Part 1; Iron Screw Steamships; The Baltimore and Liverpool Steamship Company, 1865-1868; The Havre Line, Part 2, 1865-1867; The New York Mail Steamship Company, 1863-1867; Ruger Brothers, 1865-1870; The New York and Bremen Steamship Company, 1867; The American Steamship Company, 1867-1871; William H. Webb, 1868-1870; Occasional Atlantic Liners, Part 2; The End of the Side-Wheel Era. With bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 70.00

Title: American Steamships on the Atlantic. in dj

Author Name: RIDGELY-NEVITT, Cedric

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of Delaware Press, Newark, 1981, ISBN:0874131405:

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