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Identifier: navalhistoryofci00port
Title: The naval history of the Civil War
12 Months: 1886 (1880s)
Authors: Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891
Topics: Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891 United States. Navy
Publisher: New York : Sherman Pub. Co. Des Moines, Iowa : Condit & Nelson
Adding Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: State of Indiana through the Indiana State Library

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or on a warranty that she shouldprove profitable in- fight, John A. Griswold,Bushnell and Winslow. and Erastus Corn-ing, came toward the inventors assist-ance, therefore was due mainly to the capitalfurnished by these gentlemen your 364 THE NAVAL BACKGROUND track ended up being prepared eventually to fulfill the Merrimac. It really is thus seen that, althoughthere ended up being a want of liberality in Congress,our personal people were much more generous,and wouldn’t normally allow an invention which com-mon-sense told them had been indispensable, be lostfor want of money, despite the fact that they ranthe threat of losing all that they ventured. Guys usually take subordinate posi-tions where their particular everyday lives tend to be expended in car-rying on crucial work which withouttheir services would cause failure. Tosuch men great credit arrives, although theygenerally receive but bit. Captain Henry A. Wise, Chief of theBureau of Ordnance when you look at the Navy Depart-ment, had been among those regular employees wholabored right from the start towards the end of the 1 M sick i © i H

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HORATIO BRIDGE. PAY DIRECTOR, U. S. NAVY, (CHIEF OPBUREAU OF PROVISIONS AND CLOTHING.) war. Of him it may possibly be undoubtedly said that theright guy was at just the right destination while heoccupied his important post. Every little thing in Captain Wises bureaumoved like clockwork, and vessels andsquadrons lost no valuable time in waitingfor firearms and ammo. The occasionswere many where commanding officerspaid the greatest eulogiums to CaptainWises energy and ability, and then he wasthoroughly appreciated because of the mind of theDepartment and b}^ Assistant SecretaryFox. The Board of Admirals convened at theclose associated with the civil war paid Captain Wisethe high praise of suggesting hispromotion into the level of commodore, butowing toward wording for the legislation Mr. Secre- tary Welles would not feel himself authorizedto endorse toward President to deliver Cap-tain Wises title towards Senate. Paymaster Horatio Bridge. Chief of theBureau of Provisions and Clothing, alsomade his mark when you look at the Navy Department un-der the administration of

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Title: components of transport, a conversation of steam railway electric railroad, and sea and inland water transport
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Writers: Johnson, Emory Richard, 1864-
Topics: Transportation
Publisher: New York, Appleton
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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Thk Lu.sitania of thk C,-uxaki) Connect. LargesiL :>i[> ailoai lu iiHH).Length, 790 legs. Breadth, 88 feet. Gross register, 32,500 tons.Engines, 68,000 horse-power. * is 790 legs, and they’re 88 foot in breadth. They usually have aspeed of over 25 knots an hour. Their particular engines, which areturl)ines, develop G8,000 horse power, 92 times the powerof 1st Cunarder. The Three General Troubles of Steamship Improvement.—To (l(V(h)p the ocean steamship of to-day from the firstcrude steamshii)s rcMiuircd the answer of tliree generalmechanical i)rol)l(nis: {a) The efficient application ofpower, very first by means of paddle tires, later through.screw propellers; (h) the mechanical generation of energy THE STEAMSHIP 209 sick tlu marine motor; and (c) tlie design and construc-tion associated with the ship in order to provide bigger dimensions and greaterbuoyancy also to increase its rate. It will likely be really to referbriefly to each of the basic mechanical issues.

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Double Bottom. Cross-section of this Lusitania. From Paddle Wheels to Propellers.—The very first steamshipswere constructed of wood, and had been driven by paddlewheels; it absolutely was maybe not until after 1850 that screw propellercame to be generally adopted as opposed to the medial side wheels.The credit for creation of this screw propeller belongsequally to John Ericsson (who later on accomplished great fame as 210 ASPECTS OF TRANSPORTATION the architect regarding the first Monitor) and Francis P. Smith, anEnglish farmer. These males, each doing work in their own way,propelled a ship effectively with screws in 1836. Smithsship, the ArchimedeSy integrated 1839, was therefore successful as toconvince builders for the practicability associated with the utilization of thescrew when it comes to sea service. The screw would not rapidly displace the paddle wheel,because it was some years ahead of the effectiveness for the screw mmssm |^MjM|Mm«p|g|jjp Hk^^ i^^^^^S ^M;:;.^-«S^ • – ■■-.t niiiiiiiiii – ■ B|H^^^BB?gy* ti—^.-i 1II ^ ,. ^ II ii«MSSnM ^ -^AJ^S ^H^^^m^H

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