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Engines Afloat From Early Days to D-Day Volume II: Gasoline/Diesel s/c was $55, now discounted
Written by Stan Grayson.
From the first motor launches and fishing boats to World War II landing craft -
the real story of floating internal combustion.
This fascinating two-volume book presents the only comprehensive history of
the U.S. marine engine industry. Engines Afloat offers a unique blend of biography,
history, and technical explanation with the kind of storytelling for which it author is
so well known. The time frame is 1884 to 1944.
The chapters in Volume II include:
- Fishing: the engine's impact on the Great Lakes, the West Coast, New England, the Mississippi and Gulf Coast. Kahlenberg, Hicks, and Lockwood-Ash are among the companies presented.
- Diesels: the trend from gasoline to diesel; technical impediments and solutions; Diesel's story; rise of Atlas-Imperial, Nelseco, Cummins, Buda, and others.
- Rivers: the most detailed story yet of the "gasoline steamboat" and the rise of the diesel towboat; Fairbanks-Morse and Cooper-Bessemer.
- General Motors: take a trip inside the GM research labs headed by Charles Kettering as GM and Winton engineers struggle to develop the high speed diesel for World War II submarines, subchasers, and D-Day landing craft.
- Navy: a very rare glimpse into the Navy's adoption of internal combustion engine for small boats and submarines; Packard's PT boat V-12; and GM's "pancake diesel" used in subchasers.
- Appendix: Marine Engine Preservation; How to Operate the Kahlenberg; Hicks Engine Installation.
Code No. 008902, 186 pages, ISBN 096400707X, $35.00
This item is listed under the following subjects:
Ships & Boats
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