Lectures on Naval Architecture, being the substance of those delivered at the United Service Institution
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by E.Gardiner Fishbourne, Commander, RN
London, John Russell Smith, 1846.
ppxiii 138. 6 lithograph plates.
good clean condition in a lightly rubbed half leather binding. from the library of the Cruising Association.
containing five papers on naval architecture, particularly its application to ships of the Royal Navy. the first being an explanation of John Scott Russell's "wave system of construction", the second headed, "Weatherliness,a feature in fast sailing, and how to be obtained"; the third, "a good form not the only requisite"; the fourth, "the importance of science when designing steam vessels"; the fifth, "shewing an accordance in many points between the principles already stated, and the 'wave principle'.
the lectures are followed by two short appendices, including a copy of Mr. Fincham's report on the 'wave principle' [Fishbourne was not overly impressed by Fincham's opinions]