The Big Ship

The S.S. United States book is the first comprehensive work on the vessel in decades. This volume includes many rarely seen photographs from the liner's golden years to her forlorn and lonely twilight years.

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Author: Frank O. Braynard

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 1630264407

Category: History

Page: 320

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The S.S. United States book is the first comprehensive work on the vessel in decades. This volume includes many rarely seen photographs from the liner's golden years to her forlorn and lonely twilight years. Follow Frank Braynard, the nation's leading maritime historian, and Robert Hudson Westover as they chronicle the life of the S.S. United States. The United States, which still holds the West-bound speed record on the North Atlantic, is the greatest ocean liner this country has ever built, and this book stands as a fitting tribute and celebration of her maiden voyage.The Big Ship: The Story of the S.S. United States is the fascinating behind-the scenes story of one of the fastest ships in the world and one of the most luxurious passenger liners to cross the Atlantic. With new introductory material by the SS United States Conservancy, this classic volume includes photographs of celebrity passengers and of the majestic liner from her golden years, when she spurred the rebirth of America’s maritime glory, to her twilight years. Follow Frank Braynard, one of the great American maritime historians, as he chronicles the life of the S.S. United States, the incredible feat of engineering that still holds the westbound speed record on the North Atlantic. This book stands as a tribute of her maiden voyage, a celebration of her recent rescue efforts by the Conservancy, and an inspiration for future generations to restore the legacy of the greatest ocean liner this country has ever built.

The Big Ship

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Author: Frank Osborn Braynard

Publisher: Mariners' Museum International

ISBN: UOM:39015004539642

Category: United States (Steamship)

Page: 283

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The Big Ship E Book

When people called him the Big Ship, they meant that he was unsinkable. Now Gideon Haigh, author of Mystery Spinner, has written the definitive biography of Warwick Armstrong, a literally giant figure in the history of modern cricket.

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Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 1845138422

Category: Electronic books

Page: 716

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Warwick Armstrong was the W.G. Grace of the Antipodes. A twenty-one-stone mountain of a man, he dominated Australian cricket early in the twentieth century, leading the 1920-21 Test team to the only 5-0 victory in an Ashes series; a historic feat not even Steve Waugh has managed to repeat. A defiant, often curmudgeonly character, he was also arguably the first cricketer of the modern age, demanding his full financial worth, playing the game to the edge of the Laws and sometimes beyond, and even anticipating the phenomenon of match-fixing. When people called him the Big Ship, they meant that he was unsinkable. Now Gideon Haigh, author of Mystery Spinner, has written the definitive biography of Warwick Armstrong, a literally giant figure in the history of modern cricket.

The Big Ship

Gideon Haigh has been commended by just about every major sports writing award in this country, and the recent release of Mystery Spinnerin the UK has led to him receiving some of the United Kingdom's most coveted awards.

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Author: Gideon Haigh

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015052056549

Category: Cricket

Page: 440

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Gideon Haigh has been commended by just about every major sports writing award in this country, and the recent release of Mystery Spinnerin the UK has led to him receiving some of the United Kingdom's most coveted awards. He is now indisputably one of the world's greatest sports writers. Warwick Armstrong is the most significant Australian all-round cricketer of the twentieth century, routinely described as the country's W.G. Grace. He was a dour batsman, a slow bowler so successful at restricting runs that some critics wished to ban him, an uncompromising captain who unleashed on England the first truly life-threatening pace attack (some were inclined to excuse Bodyline as a response to Armstrong's tactics). He was no stranger to gamesmanship, sledging and, once in a while, outrageous cheating. He even foresaw match-fixing, and urged authorities to take remedial action. (Contrary to popular belief, betting on cricket was widespread even at the turn of the century.)

Running a Big Ship

The ultimate officers’ guide from the commander of the HMS Hood. “A fascinating historical record . . . a first-class textbook for modern managers” (Baird Maritime).

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Author: Rory O'Conor

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612005737

Category: History

Page: 240

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The ultimate officers’ guide from the commander of the HMS Hood. “A fascinating historical record . . . a first-class textbook for modern managers” (Baird Maritime). Published in 1937 and now recognized as one of the most influential, yet highly accessible, volumes on naval command and organization, Running a Big Ship provides truly unique insight into life at sea during the Second World War. O’Conor famously commenced the book with his “ten commandments,” a concise code of orders that comprise “a little that everyone must know.” The main body of the book sets out each of the duties required of a Royal Navy Officer in detailed, clear terms with O’Conor’s insightful advice. Such knowledge ranges from tips on the issuing and execution of orders to attendance requirements, the treatment of defaulters and shipboard theft, midshipmen training, ceremonies, uniforms, cleanliness aboard ship, and the management of the Fleet Air Arm and the high-speed service boats. There are fascinating observations and explanations of the finer points of bugle calls, the treatment of guests, and complete instructions for many forms of recreation from cinema to regattas. Credited with making a significant contribution to the wartime navy’s esprit de corps, the book had a lasting impact on shipboard understanding and relations for vessels large and small as young, diverse crews withstood the considerable strain of actual war. Running a Big Ship truly sets us below decks and at sea during World War II and includes an extensive introduction by one of the foremost historians of the Royal Navy, Brian Lavery.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

A crew of outcasts tries to find a legendary ship before it falls into the hands of those who would use it as a weapon in this science fiction adventure series for fans of The Expanse and Firefly.

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Author: Alex White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316412087

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A crew of outcasts tries to find a legendary ship before it falls into the hands of those who would use it as a weapon in this science fiction adventure series for fans of The Expanse and Firefly. A washed-up treasure hunter, a hotshot racer, and a deadly secret society. They're all on a race against time to hunt down the greatest warship ever built. Some think the ship is lost forever, some think it's been destroyed, and some think it's only a legend, but one thing's for certain: whoever finds it will hold the fate of the universe in their hands. And treasure that valuable can never stay hidden for long. . .

Big Ship I Win

A short-read children's book about a little boy named Ben who loves to look for big ships on the St. Lawrence River!

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Author: Mikaela Benny

Publisher:

ISBN: 046434039X

Category:

Page:

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A short-read children's book about a little boy named Ben who loves to look for big ships on the St. Lawrence River!

The Big Ship Sails

A traditional song about a shipwreck, intended for shared reading and singing to give practice in reading skills and word recognition.

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Author: Nelson Price Milburn

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 1869610369

Category: Children's songs

Page: 16

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A traditional song about a shipwreck, intended for shared reading and singing to give practice in reading skills and word recognition.

Little Bird Dog and the Big Ship

The Heroes of the Vietnam War: Book One Marjorie Haun. As the little Bird Dog
got closer to the big ship, Major Bung Ly recognized that it was an American
aircraft carrier. He knew all about aircraft carriers, but he had never landed on
one.

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Author: Marjorie Haun

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477265291

Category: History

Page: 44

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South Vietnamese Airforce Major Bung-Ly narrowly escapes being shot down as he takes off from Con Son Island in his little Cessna Bird Dog. The plane is too heavy to fly for long because his five young children and wife are on board. The invasion of enemies from North Vietnam makes it impossible for him to stay in his beloved country. Brave Bung-Ly loads his terrified wife and children on to the little Bird Dog and desperately heads out to sea, not knowing where he will land, or if there will be a place for him to take his family. Out at sea is the gigantic aircraft carrier, the USS Midway. Bung-Ly spots the ship in the distance, but when he gets closer he sees that its decks are crowded with equipment, helicopters, and hundreds of people. There is no room for him to land his airplane. How will this story end for brave Major Bung-Ly and his family? This true story is one of the amazing tales of heroism and sacrifice from from the Vietnam War.

The Big Book of Things That Go

to Yo Three-masted ship Big ships like this were once used to carry cargo. Many
countries now use them to train young sailors. Inflatable dinghy An inflatable
dinghy is made of strong rubber pumped up with air. It sometimes has an engine,
 ...

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Author: Scholastic, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 0590243128

Category: Machinery

Page: 32

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The Ship They Called the Fat Lady

The list of words Jesus had at his command was impressive for a fourteen - year -
old boy , and he continued to scream them long after Lance Sumner had
disappeared aboard the big ship . He cursed and screamed until tears took the
place of ...

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Author: William M. Hardy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016441241

Category: American fiction

Page: 249

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The Big Ship Sails

A powerful play about Britain's child migration scheme in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Author: Alison Chaplin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1906153051

Category:

Page: 42

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A powerful play about Britain's child migration scheme in the 1940s and 1950s.

Rules of the Road

probable abilities of the other vessels The Big Ships involved . A sailing boat
under power heading up a narrow channel may have to Common sense dictates
that it is much stay close to the middle of the channel easier for a small craft to
keep ...

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Author: Gavin Davies

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: UVA:35007001603327

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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RULE OF THE RDDAVIES, GAVIN

Clifford and the Big Ship

Learn to read with Clifford and his friends. In this story, we are learning about the "sh" and "un" sounds.

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Author: Donna Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439403839

Category: Clifford (Fictitious character : Bridwell)

Page:

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Learn to read with Clifford and his friends. In this story, we are learning about the "sh" and "un" sounds.

The World of the Newport Medieval Ship

This shows that it was possible for a port that had a relatively small trade (like
Newport) to possess a big ship. On the other hand, the significant fleets of big
ships were only to be found in the bigger ports. The lack of any big vessels from
Great ...

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Author: Evan T. Jones

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786831446

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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The Newport Medieval Ship is the most important late-medieval merchant vessel yet recovered. Built c.1450 in northern Spain, it foundered at Newport twenty years later while undergoing repairs. Since its discovery in 2002, further investigations have transformed historians’ understanding of fifteenth-century ship technology. With plans in place to make the ship the centrepiece for a permanent exhibition in Newport, this volume interprets the vessel, to enable visitors, students and researchers to understand the ship and the world from which it came. The volume contains eleven chapters, written by leading maritime archaeologists and historians. Together, they consider its significance and locate the vessel within its commercial, political and social environment.

The Nautical Magazine

ship of 2 , 500 tons burden would have 500 feet of excavation through the water
to do ; the big ship had 2 , 000 feet of excavation : and the lineal dimensions of
one were to the lineal dimensions of the other as 1 to 2 : 1 . The excavation to be
 ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433066364872

Category: Naval art and science

Page:

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The Parliamentary Debates

Then the noble Wiscount went on to say that the capital ship is practically of no
use in war, because she has got to be ... It is from the big ship that the big guns
are fired which can sink ships of less power before they can get near enough to
the ...

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119568553

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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