33pp. Folio. 8 plates. Blue paper wrappers. . British Parliamentary Paper. Cd6846. Following the Titanic disaster the committee examined the best methods of stowing & launching lifeboats and their adequate provision. A clean copy. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON ...
Editorial: Houses of Parliament
Año de publicación: 1913
Descripción 1913, Cd.6846, pp. 33. Minutes of Appointment (pp. 3,4), Report (pp. 5-30), Appendix (pp. 31-33). At end, not paginated, 8 (mostly large folding) diagrams and marine engineers’ drawings, plans and sections of lifeboats and life-rafts. Committee appointed August 1912 ‘to advise the Board of Trade, in the interests of Safety of Life at Sea, as to the most efficient manner of stowing, launching and propelling boats; and to what extent and under what conditions rafts should be allowed.’ Committee appointed by Board of Trade 2 August 1912. Membership includes Professor J[ohn] H[arvard] Biles [1854-1933, naval architect, see D.N.B.], chairman, Rear-Admiral [Somerville] A[rthur] Gough-Calthorpe [1864-1937, see D.N.B.] and James Maxton. Report is made up of 7 main sections, as follows, Part I ‘Form, Capacity, and Stability of Ships’ Boats’, Part II ‘Stowage of Boats’, Part III ‘Pontoon Rafts and other Buoyant Apparatus’, Part IV ‘Appliances for Launching Ships’ Boats’, Part V, ‘Mechanical Propulsion of Ships’ Boats’, Part VI ‘Miscellaneous’ (including ‘Embarkation of Passengers into the Boats’ and ‘Allocation of Places in the Boats to Passengers’), Part VII ‘Summary of Recommendations’. Much of the Report consists of a technical discussion of the form, capacity and stability of ships boats, both open and decked; their storage, and transfer across deck; types of pontoon rafts and other buoyant apparatus, and appliances for launching boats; and fitting of motors and other engines in ships boats of the size and type in use. There are also recommendationsas to embarking passengers in the boats, etc. C. W. Bennett, Consul-General at New York, giving evidence, refers to stowage and launching of lifeboats from s.s. ‘Titanic’, having ‘taken a number of depositions as to the loss ’. Folio. Good condition. Rebound in blue buckram boards with gold titling. Nº de ref. de la librería 18365