The Tugboats From A(A.G. Wells) to Z(USS Zuni)

 
9781889901572: The Tugboats From A(A.G. Wells) to Z(USS Zuni)

The complete history of all tugboats built by the U.S. Government through the end of World War II.

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About the Author :

Captain Jaffee graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1965. He sailed as a licensed deck officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, is a licensed master and has a master's degree in public administration from California State University, Hayward. Formerly employed by the Maritime Administration as superintendent of the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, he was an adjunct professor at the California Maritime Academy and was first officer on the SS Jeremiah O'Brien during her historic six-month return voyage to Normandy for the 50th Annversary of D-Day in 1994. He has written fifteen books on the Merchant Marine, the Navy and maritime academy training ships.

Review :

Before bow and stern thrusters, a ship simply could not come alongside of or leave a pier without the help of at least one tug. And every harbor was full of hardworking tugs: moving barges, ships, log rafts, oil drilling platforms and every other conceivable thing that floated from one harbor to the next, up and down rivers and across the oceans. They are found and needed everywhere. The author has chronicled the histories of all the tugboats built or purchased by government agencies through the end of World War II. It is a fascinating glimpse at not only the history of these boats but through them, the events that became part of world history. --Woodenboat, November/December 2014

This large format book documents the history of every tugboat built or bought by the U.S. government through the end of World War II. Other books in Capt. Jaffee's ambitious series have included The Freighters, The Tankers, The Troopships and Passenger Liners, The Liberty Ships and The Victory Ships. A merchant marine officer and former superintendent of the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, the author knows his subjects well. In this volume he opens with a general history of tugboats and their propulsion systems and types. A chapter on shipyards follows, as does one about the Defense Plant Corporation, which built 100 harbor tugs for the Army. Also included are the wooden Mikimiki class Army LT tugs, first built in Hawaii. Statistics and histories of hundreds of other tugs are presented and concrete and wooden barges are even included. This is a fine reference book for the tug enthusiast. --PowerShips, Fall 2014

Stories of tugboats built or purchased by the U.S. Government and their roles in significant historic events through World War II. --The Pointer, May/Sep 2014

This is the ultimate reference on the subject. Well produced and printed on quality paper, the book highlights the wonderful world of tugs. Before bow and stern thrusters, a ship simply could not come alongside or leave a pier without the help of at least one tug. And every harbor was full of hardworking tugs moving barges, ships, log rafts, oil drilling platforms and every other conceivable thing that floated, from one harbor to the next, up and down rivers and across oceans. The author chronicles the histories of all the tugboats built or purchased by government agencies through the end of World War II. Tugboats were, and still are in many places, the workhorses of the maritime industry. They are found and needed everywhere. There may not be as many involved with the large thruster-equipped liners now, but they are there, moving cargo, containers, railroad cars, other boats and a wide variety of commodities up and down rivers, across harbors and oceans; saving stranded ships and shadowing tankers should they need a push or pull to avoid danger. If you enjoy the history of tugboats, then this is your book. --Sea Classics, March 2015

In The Tugboats From A (A.G. Wells) to Z (USS Zuni), the author has chronicled the histories of all the tugboats built or purchased by government agencies through the end of World War II. It is a fascinating glimpse of not only the history of these boats, but through them, the events that became part of world history. --Towline, National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors, January 2015

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Capt. Walter W. Jaffee
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ISBN 10 : 1889901571 ISBN 13 : 9781889901572
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Description du livre The Glencannon Press, 2014. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1889901571

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