Marine Engineering (a Text-Book)


MARINE engineering has been developed in many directions during recent years, and the influence of these developments upon the design of steamships has been marked. Within a period of fifteen or sixteen years water-tube boilers have practically taken the place of cylindrical (or “tank”) boilers in all classes of warships; steam-turbines have been introduced for ship-propulsion, and have already superseded reciprocating engines in the Royal Navy, while growing in favour in other war-fleets and in mercantile steamships; oil-fuel has been adopted as a supplement to or substitute for coal; and now internal-combustion engines are being introduced and greatly increased in size and power. It is a natural consequence of these changes that numerous additions should be made to the literature of the subject, and that new editions of standard text-books should appear.

Marine Engineering (a Text-Book).

By Engineer-Commander A. E. Tompkins Third edition, entirely re-written, revised, and enlarged. Pp. viii+812. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1908.) Price 15s. net.

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WHITE, W. Marine Engineering (a Text-Book) . Nature 78, 598–599 (1908).

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