The Nautical Magazine for 1873

The Nautical Magazine for 1873

by Various authors


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The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The volume for 1873 continues the new policy of reporting on learned societies and legal matters. Technical aspects of iron ships, steam engines and lifeboats feature prominently, and scientific discussions cover the polar regions, the transit of Venus, and tsunamis. A series of articles describes 'our great ports', including Liverpool, Newcastle, Dublin and Southampton. However, the volume is dominated by an increasingly scathing editorial response to Samuel Plimsoll's proposed legislation against unseaworthiness and overloading, while Lloyds of London's new rule of freeboard is described as 'a dead imposition on shipowners and of no real benefit to the sailor'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108056526
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/29/2015
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - The Nautical Magazine Series
Pages: 1072
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. January 1873; 2. February 1873; 3. March 1873; 4. April 1873; 5. May 1873; 6. June 1873; 7. July 1873; 8. August 1873; 9. September 1873; 10. October 1873; 11. November 1873; 12. December 1873; Index.

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