Today one finds very few yards engaged in wooden ship construction, primarily a few small yards devoted to pleasure craft and fishing vessels. The skills and crafts required are found in isolated areas of the country. And an even fewer number of larger yards are able to construct some of the specialized vessels such as the Navy's modern wooden minesweepers. This paper is not intended as a comprehensive treatise on wooden ships. It is meant to form a brief introduction to some of the terms and methods which are unique to wooden ship construction, and to which the designer and builder of steel and aluminum ships are not generally exposed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the April Meeting of the Philadelphia Section of SNAME, April 15, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Christensen, J F
    • Angerer, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-4-15

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM