Page 2 - Building A Big Ship
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BUILDING A BIG SHIP officers and men. As dock and har- bour dues are cal- culated upon net tonna,ge, ship- owners and do- signers take every advantage of the various deductions allowed by larv, and of what &re not dcemed to be per- manently closed-in Ey @u?tc.y on lltctnt. Earb$ & Wol|' Ld, oNE ot r.EE " of,.YuPrc'g l' excnong aRBrvrNo' spaces, and there is often a great differ- ence between the gross and the net tonnage. There lyas & stgam tug at Liverpool a few years ago which had a net tonnage of less than l0 tons and a gross tonnage of about 100 tons. When iron steamers were first introduced, many people who did not understand the law of displacement contended that they must cink, and that if anything happened, such as running ashore, they would soon break up. But when, in 1834, the Gamy Owen, ono of tho first fuon steamers, ran ashore in a gale in company with several sailing- rhips, it was the only one among them to be but little dainaged by aJ 6urt..U o4 t&ot. Shipbttlldittp Co.. Q,etwr XOI'LDINO LOEF. Belor.c e ve**l b begun, lt lt dram oD thc floor of thc " mouldlng loft " to actual eizo, go rhat rl - elculotiorq s to thsPaE snd curvs cen be correctgd. r38
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