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 Historic Ships Conference 2009

19 ­ 20 November 2009, London, UK

This International Conference organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects explore some of the technical issues involved in the preservation, restoration and replication of historic vessels, including large passenger ships, warships, coastal & inland craft.  The conference was intended be of interest and value to members of the many organisations world wide and others who are involved or interested in the preservation of these ships for the benefit of future generations. The following papers were presented at the conference;

Securing the Future of Historic Vessels in the UK
H Cunliffe, National Historic Ships, UK

The Role of Registers in Managing the Historic Fleet
John Robinson, National Historic Ships

The Contradictions Between the Original Three Masted Belgica and Present Regulations
Evert Lataire, Ghent University

Hypothetical Reconstruction of an Ancient Egyptian Sea-Going Vessel from the Reign of Hatshepsut, 1500BCE
P. Couser, Sunnypowers Limited, France
C. Ward Coastal Carolina University, USA
T. Vosmer Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oman

A 9th-Century Sewn-Plank Ship: Puzzles, Problems and Solutions in Archaeology, Design and Construction
T.A. Vosmer, Jewel of Muscat Project, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman

Traditional Ships in East Java and Madura and its Relevance to a Replica of Majapahit Period Ships (1300 ­ 1400)
R.M. Johnson, Nantes, France
D.M. Rosyid, Deparment of Ocean Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia

The Evolution of the Fishing Vessels of the Pacific Northwest of The United States and Alaska
James A. Cole, Marine Artist and Historian, USA

The Restoration of Large, Composite Racing Yachts.
P J Spooner, Fairlie Restorations Ltd, UK

A Hybrid Survey Method for 3D Digital Recording of Historic Ships
F. Menna and A. Scamardella, “Parthenope” University of Naples, Italy
E. Nocerino, “Federico II” University of Naples, Italy

Restoring Titanic’s Little Sister, The Nomadic
Richard Lawrence, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

‘Karteria’ the First Steam Warship in War (1826)
Dimitri G. Capaitzis, Marine Consultant

“Shieldhall” ­ Sludge Ship to Flagship
G K Mackenzie, Solent Steam Packet (Services) Ltd, UK

Restoration of PS Medway Queen, Challenges of Building a New Hull to the Original Specification
W B Davies, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
A Summerell, Abels Shipyard, Bristol

Reverse Engineering: Filling a Gap in Our Design Systems for Replica Ships
Fred. M. Walker, Consulting Naval Architect, U.K.

ISBN No. 978-1-905040-65-0

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