Ship Knowledge 9th Edition 2016

Ship Knowledge -- Ship Design, Construction and Operation, by Klaas Van Dokkum.

An indispensable book for anyone interested in modern shipping!


Ship Knowledge is all about ships and shipping. Topics range from the structure and systems of various types of modern ships, to engineering, maintenance, safety and the laws and regulations governing the shipping industry. The text is richly illustrated with detailed drawings, photographs and cross-sections of many different types of seagoing vessels, all in full color, making the book extremely attractive and very informative for anyone interested in shipping.

After reading this book you will no longer think of a ship as an inanimate object, but as a completely self-supporting entity embodying all the modern technologies found in a small town.

8 1/2"  x 12", 399 pages, hard cover
Also includes 36-page supplement, Ship Knowledge Questions, which can serve as a study guide.

Table of Contents

  • Shipwise
  • The Shape of a Ship
  • Ship Types
  • The Building of a Ship
  • Forces on a Ship
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Structural Arrangement
  • Closing Appliances
  • Cargo Gear/Lifting Appliances
  • Anchor and Mooring Gear
  • Engine Room
  • Propulsion and Steering Gear
  • Electrical Installations
  • Materials and Maintenance
  • Safety
  • Stability
  • Index
  • Abbreviations
  • Credits