American Merchant Seaman s Manual

Author: William B. Hayler
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 0870335499
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Reference

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.

American Merchant Seaman s Manual

Author: William B. Hayler
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub
ISBN: UVA:35007001134497
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Genre: Transportation

This is a complete handbook for merchant seamen, covering every phase of good seamanship and all navigation necessary to prepare for the third mate's license. In addition, of course, it is a first-rate reference work. "For Seamen By Seamen, " this classic manual was first published in 1938 and has gone through a number of revisions. New for the 2001 reprint is the addition of an extensive glossary of nautical terms.

The Cornell Manual for Lifeboatmen Able Seamen and Qualified Members of Engine Department

Author: John M. Keever
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 0870335596
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Reference

Over the last two decades, The Cornell Manual has become a standard reference for those men and women who choose to follow the sea and who want to prepare themselves for the Coast Guard examinations. The Cornell Manual describes lifeboat operations, firefighting, distress signals, hypothermia, survival procedures, first aid, and rescue and evacuation details. Of particular value are the sample multiple-choice questions and answers for lifeboatmen and able seamen Coast Guard examinations.

Escape from Archangel

Author: Thomas E. Simmons
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604730110
Release Date: 2007-11-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

James T. Currie relates in this thought-provoking work that between July 4, 1863, and the end of the Civil War in May 1865, Vicksburg and the plantations around it were an enclave of Union territory in the heart of the Confederacy. He also identifies many of the problems confronting the city during the late 1860s and indicates the means through which solutions were sought. The book is an intensive examination of Vicksburg and Warren County for the seven years from 1863 to 1870.

The Marlinspike Seamanship

Author: Felix M. Cornell
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:43363122
Release Date: 1945
Genre: Knots and splices

Marlinspike seamanship is the art of working with rope, including tying knots and making splices.

Small Boat Seamanship Manual

Author: Richard Aarons
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 007146882X
Release Date: 2006-02-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Make the U.S. Coast Guard your first mate The Small-Boat Seamanship Manual contains all the information found in the Coast Guard's official 1,200-page training manual, giving you access to the highest standards of seamanship practiced and perfected by professional mariners. In addition to in-depth coverage of boat handling and navigation, you’ll find instructions for dealing with extreme situations, including search and rescue, towing, firefighting, vessel flood management, righting capsized boats, and maneuvering in heavy surf. You’ll also learn about Steering with a broken hydraulic line Close-quarters maneuvering Using the right lines and knots Capsize prevention, precautions, and survival techniques Change-of-course maneuvers to reduce icing and freezing spray Plugging and patching holes for flood control Predicting weather And much more This is the U.S. Coast Guard's primary training resource for boat handling and seamanship in conditions ranging from benign to extreme. Now this accumulated wisdom is yours with the Small-Boat Seamanship Manual.

Mariner s Weather

Author: William P. Crawford
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393308847
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Nature

The single most important fact of life to the racing yachtsman, cruiser, or merchant seaman is the weather. This book about the weather, written by a master mariner, sets out to fill the gap between instant knowledge books which prvide a veneer of jargon, and heavy texts requiring prior knowledge of meteorology. This book presents instead a seamanlike survey of the basics of weather, offering a foundation for practical observation and interpretation as well as a ground-work for advanced study. Basic information on the atmosphere, winds, heat and its consequences, clouds, fogs, fronts, tropical cyclones, ice, instruments and charts is provided here.

Looking for a Ship

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429958110
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Transportation

This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pacific coast of South America. As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage.

Survival Guide for the Mariner

Author: Robert J. Meurn
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 0870335731
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Seafarers must be prepared to cope with the worst situations that the sea can offer. In this new edition, Meurn gives seamen the most up-to-date information in avoiding and dealing with dangers at sea. Topics include abandon ship procedures, crew overboard, search and rescue techniques, and survival methods. Since this book can be used as a text for those preparing to be Coast Guard certified lifeboatmen, the appendices contain lifeboat, rescue boat, and rigid life raft equipment descriptions, inspection guidelines, and sample Coast Guard examination questions and answers.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451650242
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

The Royal Navy Officer s Pocket Book

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472834102
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: History

""The art of command is…to be the complete master, and yet the complete friend of every man on board; the temporal lord and yet the spiritual brother of every rating; to be detached and yet not dissociated.' A Seaman's Pocket-Book, 1943', has found huge appeal with the British public. Presented in the same format, the Officer's Handbook gathers together useful advice and instruction for those naval officers fighting the Second World War on all aspects of their job, expressed in the benevolent language of the day, when authority was respected. The Handbook has been compiled and edited by Brian Lavery, who provides commentary and an introduction. Sections include: the Officer's Aid Memoire containing notes of the training course at one of the officer training schools; Notes for medical officers and treatment of battle casualties afloat; Notes for captains on taking command of their first ship; Notes for commanding officers; Notes on the handling and safety of ships and notes on dealing with disobedience and mutiny. While suffused with nostalgia and charm, the various contents of this book are an authentic presentation of matters of training, authority and deportment in the wartime navy. The book is sure to appeal not only to those who served in the war or had a relative who was in the officer class, but also to anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of the day-to-day administration of the wartime navy.

Technical Mathematics with Calculus 6th Edition

Author: Paul A. Calter
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781118136096
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Mathematics

This text is designed to provide a mathematically rigorous, comprehensive coverage of topics and applications, while still being accessible to students. Calter/Calter focuses on developing students' critical thinking skills as well as improving their proficiency in a broad range of technical math topics such as algebra, linear equations, functions, and integrals. Using abundant examples and graphics throughout the text, this edition provides several features to help students visualize problems and better understand the concepts. Calter/Calter has been praised for its real-life and engineering-oriented applications. The sixth edition of Technical Mathematics has added back in popular topics including statistics and line graphing in order to provide a comprehensive coverage of topics and applications--everything the technical student may need is included, with the emphasis always on clarity and practical applications.

Behavior and Handling of Ships

Author: Henry H. Hooyer
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015004466325
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Transportation

According to author Captain Henry H. Hooyer, forces acting on the ship have an effective lever arm with respect to a hypothetical pivot point. The forces creating or affecting this pivot point include the ships motion, underwater resistance, and momentum. The book will be particularly helpful to pilots and ships officers, and those whose jobs require a thorough understanding of ship behavior.