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Palfinger August 2022

 Historic Ships Conference 2012

5 - 6 December 2012, London, UK

RINA's 3rd international conference on historic ships, building on previous successful events, will explore the technical issues involved in the preservation, restoration and replication of historic vessels, including large passenger ships, warships, coastal & inland craft. The conference will 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; 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard “Bringing Our Navy Story Alive; Uniquely Inspirational and Moving.”
K Jones and T Ford, WARRIOR Preservation Trust, UK
R Lapraik, Mary Rose Trust, UK

Historic Ships and Warships in Polish Museums
J Litwin, Polish Maritime Museum, Gdańsk, PL

Researching, Protecting and Managing England’s Marine Historic Environment
A James, English Heritage, UK

Challenging Future for the Hovercraft Museum
B J Russell, Hovercraft Society, UK

Conserving Historic Vessels
H Cunliffe, National Historic Ships, UK

Historic Ships in Operation; Targetting Sustainability & Safety.
J Robinson, International Historic & Traditional Ships Panel, UK and European Maritime Heritage

From Couta Boat to Daring Class Destroyer ­ The Historic Fleet of the Australian National Maritime Museum
L J Shaw, Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia

Technical Database for the Authentic Replication of Traditional Northern & Southern China Sea-Going Sailing Trading Junks
M S K  Trimming, UK

The Evolution of Ship Structures from Antiquity to the Present Day
P.A Caridis, Division of Marine Structures, School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Structural Analysis on the Riveted Hull of the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen
P Rajaguru, P Mason, C Bailey and  S Stoyanov, Centre for Numerical Modelling and Process Analysis, University of Greenwich, UK
W Davies, Wyn Davies 5201 Consultancy, UK
B Burton, B Barnes, L Crowder and R Stokes, Medway Queen Preservation Society, UK

Restoration of the Submarine Alliance
W B Davies, Wyn Davies 5201 Consultancy Limited, UK

Replicating Historic Vessels
M Heighton, National Historic Ships, UK

Digital Modelling for Conservation, Preservation and Interpretation of Historic Sailing Vessels such as the Cutty Sark
T Tilford, S Stoyanov, Y Rosunally, P. J Mason and C Bailey, University of Greenwich, UK


ISBN No: 978-1-909024-07-6

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