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date: 30 May 2024


The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Fred M. WalkerFred M. Walker

Transport over water is a necessity in most parts of the world. Since time immemorial ships have been constructed in any place with a suitable shoreline, easily procured supplies of timber, and an available workforce. The improvement in ship design and construction has been a process of evolution, slow at first, but gathering speed over the centuries, leading ultimately to the sophisticated ships of the 21st century. It is interesting to compare the simplest ... ...

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