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A Treatise on the Stability of Ships

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THE stability of ships is a subject that has attracted considerable attention of late. Many disasters have happened to ships through insufficient stability, and have caused scientific men as well as practical naval architects to apply themselves to a renewed and close investigation of the subject. The result is that the ideas which till late prevailed respecting it are seen to be often superficial and incomplete, and in some cases not entirely free from error.

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