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Theory and Practice of Seamanship XI

Graham Danton (BBC Radio Devon, UK)



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31 October 1996
Since it was first published in 1962, The Theory and Practice of Seamanship has been continuously revised, culminating in this 11th edition. This new edition includes an updated section on 'Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea' as well as a new Author's Note. It has been widely praised and is the standard work on the subject.
By:   Graham Danton (BBC Radio Devon UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   11th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 42mm
Weight:   1.066kg
ISBN:   9780415142007
ISBN 10:   0415142008
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   31 October 1996
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
The anchor; mooring; the principles of ship handling; practical ship handling; ice; life saving and distress; damage control; stranding and beaching; emergencies; towing; fire; drydocking and loadlines; the Officer of the watch; the safety of navigation; lifting gear; rope and canvas; deck appliances; the ship's boat; the Department of Transport (D.O.T) oral examination - foreign going.

Graham Danton commenced his seafaring career in 1946 on the training ship HMS Worcester, afterwards serving with the Port Line to Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Africa, West Indies and the Fiji Islands. He obtained the Extra Master Mariner's Certificate in 1957, gaining the year's highest marks in the examination. For this he was awarded a Royal Society of Arts Silver Medal and also the Griffiths Award by the Merchant Navy and Airline Officers' Association. For many years he was Senior Lecturer in Seamanship, Cargo Carriage and Ship Maintenance at Plymouth Polytechnic, since renamed Plymouth University. Though retired, he is now a newspaper columnist and broadcasts for BBC radio.

Reviews for Theory and Practice of Seamanship XI

'This book is intended primarily for candidates for Board of Trade certificates of competency but such is the detail that while being equally suitable for the beginner, it is also a reference work for experienced seamen, and the layout and style of text make it suitable for correspondence course work where practical experience can be allied to the theoretical approach. All facets of seamanship from the anchor to damage control are dealt with and the chapters on practical ship handling, stranding and beaching, towing, emergencies and the safety of navigation are particularly noteworthy. This book is an excellent and responsible contribution to the nautical field and must have a tremendous appeal to all grades of seamen.' Seafarer

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