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  Marine Steam Engineering BasicsforTouring the Steam Ships Berkeley and Medeaof theSan Diego Maritime Museum
That was the pressure at which the steam was exhausted from the cylinder, but all during the stroke the back side of the piston was under the least pressure that it was possible to obtain, that of steam at the temperature of the cooling seawater, and hence less than 1 psia.
The condenser is the reverse of the boiler.
With steam of higher pressure and temperature at the beginning of the stroke, but of the same low pressure and temperature as early engines at the end of the stroke, the cylinder and piston had to be reheated at the start of each stroke, wasting steam heat as the Newcomen engine had done.
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 Encyclopedia: Steam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Steam is a capacious reservoir for energy because of water's high heat of vaporization.
Condensation of steam to water often occurs at the low-pressure end of a steam turbine, since this maximises the energy efficiency, but such wet-steam conditions have to be carefully controlled to avoid excessive blade erosion.
After gaseous steam has intermixed with air, it is no longer properly called steam and is instead referred to as water vapor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Steam   (799 words)

 Steamboat -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nuclear powered ships and submarines use steam to drive turbines, but are not referred to as steamships or steamboats.
As happens often with inventions, development of the (External-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder) steam engine powered vessel involved many people, sometimes working at the same time.
She was built in Aberdeen, including the last steam engine built there, and was launched in 1955 as a fishery research vessel.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/steamboat.htm   (1114 words)

 Read about Steam engine at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Steam engine and learn about Steam engine here!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After the development of pressurized steam technology, the next major advance was to the use of double-acting pistons, with pressurized steam admitted alternately to each side while the other side is exhausted to the atmosphere or to a condenser.
For a period of the crank cycle steam is admitted and the poppet inlet are then closed, allowing continued expansion of the steam during the downstroke.
Steam locomotives are especially advantageous at high elevations as they are not especially adversely affected by the lower atmospheric pressure.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Steam_engine   (2558 words)

 From Sail to Steam on the New Zealand Run
Although the majority of locally registered ships up to World War I were sailing ships and their total tonnage remained significant into the 1900’s, the greater capacity of steam ships for frequent and regular passages saw Steam activity predominating over Sail in the coastal trades before 1880 even when judged by numbers of ships.
When coastal shipping is measured in terms of the tonnage of shipping movements, Steam was already predominant over Sail in 1880 by a large margin, reflecting the ability of even steam ships of quite primitive capability by modern standards to out-perform a fleet of sailing ships of similar tonnage.
Steam competition was limited compared with the coastal trades until developments in the efficiency of steam engines gave them a sufficient margin over Sail on longer routes, for major developments also occurred in the capacity and efficiency of sailing ships for the long-distance bulk trades right into the 1900’s.
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 RJ Model Ships FAQ :: RJ Model Ships - Wooden Sailing & Steam Boats
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 Steamboat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1736 Jonathan Hulls took out a patent in England for a Newcomen engine-powered steamboat, but it was the improvement in steam engines by James Watt that made the concept feasible.
Meanwhile, Patrick Miller of Dalswinton, near Dumfries, Scotland, had developed double-hulled boats propelled by cranked paddlewheels placed between the hulls, and he engaged the engineer William Symington to built his patent steam engine into a boat which was successfully tried out on Dalswinton Loch in 1788, and followed by a larger steamboat the next year.
By 1870, a number of inventions, such as the screw propeller and the triple expansion engine made trans-oceanic shipping economically viable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steamboat   (1664 words)

 Steam ship : Steam ships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A steam ship is a ship that is propelled by a steam engine.
The SS Explorer is the last remaining steam ship in Britain.
It was built in Aberdeen, including the last steam engine built there, and was launched in 1955 as a fishery research vessel.
www.explainthis.info /st/steam-ships.html   (170 words)

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When smoke is trailing to the rear, vessel is Under Steam; when smoke trails forward ship is in Reverse; and when wire is removed from stack, ship is All Stop.
If a ship in reverse chooses to make a turn instead of going back straight 1/2, this ends its movement for the turn, as ships in reverse are entitled to 1/3 movement and turns cost 1/3 movement.
Note: Because of the mandatory 1/3 move straight-ahead for ships under steam, it is possible for friendly ships, to collide if they are operating too close together at converging angles.
www.trumpeterclub.com /media/Steam.doc   (2941 words)

 The transition from Sail to Steam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the most casual comparison between the numbers of ships recorded by the two agencies for national fleets with the numbers registered in those countries is sufficient to indicate that large numbers of small ships, both sail and steam, are not covered by any of the series shown in the graph.
Net tonnage is the fairer indication of carrying capacity for, as a general rule of thumb, sailing ship net tonnages are within a few percent of the gross while net tonnage averages only about 67% of the gross for steam ships during this period.
An irony is that by the 1890s a major trade for sailing ships was the international carriage of coal – which played a role in the world economy much like petroleum today – of which a major part was for the bunkers of the steam ships that displaced them.
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 Steam Ships
The SS United States- photos of the ship as she is now, a plan to save her, and links.
Two Men, A Ship, and a Memorial - There is information here about William Francis Gibbs (the designer of the ship) and Lynn Sills, the owner of this web site, who served as purser on the ship for 8 years.
She was a huge ship built in 1857 and designed to be able to run passengers around the horn of Africa and all the way to Australia without having to stop for coal.
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 History of Leith, Edinburgh » To the Steamie or Steam Ships I have known
To the Steamie or Steam Ships I have known
Above the deckhouse structure is a comfortable wheelhouse, with few refinements, large steering wheel, overhead compass, brass engine room telegraph, steam whistle lanyard and the proverbial shelf for tea mugs, this had been originally designated for chart work but the absence of such items it was ideally suited for other important working tools.
Ship "Henry and Francis" of New Castle, departed from the road of Leith, September 5, 1685
www.leithhistory.co.uk /2004/08/19/to-the-steamie-or-steam-ships-i-have-known   (568 words)

 RJ Model Ships - Wooden Sailing & Steam Boats
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The historical importance of tall ships and clipper ships is unquestionable, and our authentic replicas capture the beauty and the spirit of historically significant vessels such as the HMS Victory, the U.S.S. Constitution and the Cutty Sark.
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 World of Wonder - Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ships didn't have to depend on the wind and new processes for making iron meant that larger and stronger hulls could be
The radar warns that another ship is nearby and calculates a course to clear it.
The fully rigged ship, with three masts and a mixture of square and lateen sails is developed in Europe.
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 KYOTO KANJI: Steam ships and tea cups
For example, there was a monk name Kisen who lived on a mountain in Uji, and his name became associated with the tea from that area.
When the Commador Perry opened the ports of Japan after the period of Isolation, he came on steam ships, called "kisen" in Japanese.
There was a phrase, then about "kisenjo" or the "steam rising." And so there became a way of drinking tea that was a metaphor for the ships coming in to the port.
kyotokanji.blogspot.com /2005/05/steam-ships-and-tea-cups.html   (181 words)

 Steam Ships: Jeremiah O'Brien   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cargo steam ship of Liberty type built in 1943 at New England Shipbuilding Co., South Portland, ME, for the War Shipping Administration, Washington, DC.
Transferred to the National Liberty Ship Memorial in 1978 to be reactivated.
Moved to her present location under own steam on the 21st of Nay, 1980.
www.bruzelius.info /nautica/Ships/JOBrien.html   (172 words)

 Steam Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ship arrived on the 23rd of of April, with coal to spare.
Then the ship was bought again, this time as a store ship, and stayed in Port Stanley for fifty years.
It was then that the ship was refloated and towed 7000 miles back to Avonmouth, passing under the Clifton Suspension Bridge, into the floating harbour and put into dry dock for restoration to Brunel's original design.
www.noelstanton1.btinternet.co.uk /brunel4.html   (528 words)

 Add A Steam Shower Sauna to your Home
Steam shower saunas can be found all around the world, and in America they are most commonly seen in public gyms or pools, hotels, and are becoming increasingly popular in at home use.
The word and definition of sauna came from a Finnish term meaning a winter dwelling, what this means is that they used this first as a means of keeping warm in the winter.
They are usually kept as women’s and men’s separately but in some hotel’s and cruise ships “social” saunas or steam rooms are a normal part of the activities.
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 Steam Ships: "Great Britain" (1843)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the time of building the largest ship in the world measuring 86,87x15,39x5,49 m and 3443 ton gross and 1016 tons net.
After having successfully served on the Australian passenger trade she was converted into a pure cargo carrying sailing vessel rigged as a three-masted fullrigged ship.
She was also re-rigged as a fourmasted ship.
www.bruzelius.info /Nautica/Ships/Great_Britain.html   (283 words)

 Steam Ships: "Persian Monarch" (1880)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A steel steam ship built in 1880 by A. McMillan & Son, Dumbarton.
Re-floated and re-built as a four-masted barque at the Newport New Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA, for Flint & Co., New York, and was renamed May Flint.
Was rammed by the battleship USS Olympia in the San Francisco bay on voyage from Nanaimo to Pudget Sound and sank within minutes.
www.bruzelius.info /Nautica/Ships/Fourmast_ships/Persian_Monarch(1880).html   (111 words)

 Immigrant Ship Information
Illustrations of many of the ships can be found in several of the information sources cited in the various ship descriptions, and at some of the web sites cited below.
Some ships passenger lists, schedules, wreck data, and other information which is not readily available, has been collected, along with links to other sites of interest.
The snow rig was at one time common around the coasts of the UK but it is believed that the last one, the "Commerce" of Newhaven was built in 1862 and existed until 1909.
www.fortunecity.com /littleitaly/amalfi/13/ships.htm   (657 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Stealth ships steam ahead
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is leading a consortium which has been given the $2.8bn contract to build the futuristic ships.
The MoD spokesman questioned the "survivability" of ships made of carbon fibre, and also doubted whether they could be able cope with ocean conditions.
The new ship is also controlled by state-of-the-art computers using a Windows NT operating system.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/3724219.stm   (1115 words)

 Steam Ships - Cruises RU
… The development of the steam ship was one of the most important events in … of steam ship services in developing ships to withstand the weather, …
The beginning of the evolution of steam ships.
… so that nowadays ships are powered either by turbines (steam or gas) or by … the water and the steam in our ships, divided by the highest temperature.
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Steamships generally carry the ship prefix "SS" before their names.
Although paddle steamers are often driven by a steam engine, they are normally counted separately and carry the prefix "PS".
These were suitable to calm river and coastal shipping, but could not cross oceans as the paddle wheels would be swamped by waves and the amount of coal necessary would take up most of the ship.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/steamboat   (572 words)

 Canadian Immigration Records
Although steam ships began to carry passengers to Canada as early as 1840, there were still many sailing ships in 1865.
Passenger lists for steam ships were mostly created by British pursers, and their knowledge of foreign naming practices may have been limited.
Also, pay special attention to the newspaper accounts of Ships' Arrivals at Quebec as quite often passengers were named, or an incident caused their name to be mentioned.
www.theshipslist.com /Research/canadarecords.htm   (2740 words)

 Zealot.com - Model Ships - Wooden Sailing Plastic - Model Ships
Model ships dating from that era are usually found mounted in churches, as blessing to the actual ships and those who sailed them.
Model ships frequently referred to as Admiralty or Shipyard were built either before or during the constructions of many 18th and 19th century warships.
Model ships serve to educate non-seafarers who were involved in some way with the actual ship, either for financing or some other aspect of the ship.
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 Civilian Ships--May (Steam Yacht, 1891)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
May, a 652 gross ton steam yacht, was built in 1891 at Troon, Scotland.
After two and a half decades' employment as a pleasure craft, she was purchased by the Navy in August 1917 and converted to a patrol vessel.
She served during and after World War I as USS May (SP-164) and was wrecked in July 1919.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-civil/civsh-m/may.htm   (254 words)

 Home - Steam Trek - Voyages of the HMAS Dauntless
Our mission, to explore romantic new worlds, seek out life, and expand civilization, to boldly go where no gentleman has gone before.
Steam Trek combines the interaction of a Play-by-Email game and the creativity of a
The goal is to generate stories of Science Fiction and Scientific Romance, playing the role of one of the main characters onboard the
steam-trek.com   (176 words)

 Steam Ships Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 The Australian: Ships steam towards 'closed' port [October 26, 2005]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NSW Ports Minister Eric Roozendaal said the six ships, due to arrive today, could be delayed or turned away because the Australian Customs Service had not fixed the computer problems.
Port of Melbourne, the nation's biggest, with capacity for 38,000 containers, is expecting four ships at its Swanson east and west docks today.
Customs NSW regional director David Collins said Botany was not gridlocked, adding: "Those misrepresenting the situation to gain advantage are not helping." He said 1500 containers had been moved from Sydney's ports on Tuesday, with a further 1300 booked for yesterday.
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