The first of anything is expensive. Theodore Wright studied this in the 1930s and found a mathematical relationship between how many of a thing have been made and how much cheaper and faster production becomes. Wright’s Law states that for every doubling of production, the cost drops by a certain percentage determined in ..
Quintin Barry is a retired British lawyer and employment judge who has a rather obsessive interest in and talent for recording military, particularly naval, history. This book is typical of his work. It is brief, succinct yet comprehensive. It offers an excellent overview of the naval aspects of the American War of ..
The work done on the sightseeing boat L’Oiseau des Iles (“Bird of the Islands”) was a very accurate intervention. The small French boat, which had become damaged in a fire from which only the bare hull was saved, underwent an extensive overhaul. This included reconstruction of the upper part, bridge and ..
Will what we used to think of as “normal” ever return? Black swans used to be rare, but now they are coming by the squadrons, like migrating geese, as one daft occurrence succeeds the last in bewildering succession. There is a world shortage of lorry drivers, as they all opt to drive delivery vans rather than queue up ..
During the heyday of the former Soviet Union, shipyards were scattered all over the various socialist republics. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia lost access to many shipbuilding and ship repair enterprises, and later in the 90s the country lost many competencies in the field of shipbuilding. At present, ..
В советское время судостроительные предприятия СССР были рассредоточены по территориям республик. После распада Советского союза Россия потеряла доступ ко многим ..
Looking at the two large Chinese built Ro-Pax ships that Baird Maritime will present to you this week, I was reminded of the argument I had with two directors of the then ..
Norwegian builder Brødrene Aa recently handed over two new catamaran ferries to Nordland Fylkeskommune (NFK) for operation by Torghatten Trafikkselskap. Liv Grannes and ..
The first of anything is expensive. Theodore Wright studied this in the 1930s and found a mathematical relationship between how many of a thing have been made and how muc ..