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A VADE MECUM
HUIP DESIGN FOR STUDENTS, NAVAL ARCHI.
NEERS AND DRAUGHTSMEN.
MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS,
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and rope THIS HANDBOOK has been prepared with the object of supplying a ready reference for those engaged in the design, construction, or maintenance of ships, — such a work as should give simply and concisely, information on most of the points usually dealt with in the theory and practice of marine architecture, and in addition much that is new and original. Under the latter heading should be included the chapter on Design and many of the tables of standardized fitting details, etc.
The Freeboard tables have been explained and their application simplified by working out examples embracing the various types to which freeboards are assigned, including the modern shelter decker, for which rules have recently been issued. 1 While it would have been possible to enlarge greatly on what the author has attempted, it has been deemed prudent at present to restrict somewhat the scope of (the book, although at that, it will be found much more
comprehensive in its character than existing works on naval architecture.
It has been the author's aim to eliminate all obsolete matter and antiquated data, and to bring the book right in line with present day requirements.
How nearly he has come to this ideal will be shown by the reception accorded by the profession.
His thanks are especially due to Ernest H. Rigg, A. M. I, N. A., for valuable assistance in the preparation of the chapter on Freeboard, to Jas. A. Thomson, M. I. N. A., for aid in the reading of proofs, and to the publishers for their hearty co-operation.
GEORGE SIMPSON. 847 RICHMOND TERRACE, MARINER HARBOR, New YORK CITY, MAY, 1904.