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RINA Bookshop - New Publications

The following new publications are now available from the RINA Bookshop:


Vanguard to Dreadnought 30 years of Naval Construction 1983-2013


This 130th anniversary book was originally commissioned by the then Head of the Royal Corps, Tony Graham, for publication within the Ministry of Defence in 2013. After relatively minor changes it now has the permission of the Ministry of Defence for open publication. It tells the story of the modern history of the RCNC since the Centenary history was published in 1983. The book draws upon first-hand accounts and material from the annual RCNC Journal and from unclassified technical papers and official reports. The book charts the design, procurement and support of warships and their systems over the last two decades of the 20th century and the first decade or so of the 21st. It places these developments in the context of how the Ministry of Defence (MoD) organisation and warship acquisition and support have changed and the effect of these changes on the RCNC itself.

Price includes £3 P+P

Avaliable in Print Format (Ref: VD30P)


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International Conference on the Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry 2018

14th November, London, UK

In recent years higher education has seen a growth in the Education & Continued Professional Development for engineers in the Maritime industrycollaborations between institutions to deliver educational and training programmes. The relationships are variously called alliances, consortia, clusters or partnerships. Some such links are between industry and academia, or between organisations that are near neighbours, both partners gaining strength from the complimentary nature of their individual activities. In other cases the collaborative activity can be between similar organisations that are located on opposite sides of the world. By bridging the continental and cultural divides these programmes can attract a greater diversity of students, and ensure that their content has international relevance.

Avaliable in Print Format (Ref: EDU18P) and in USB Format (Ref: EDU18CD)

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Full Scale Ship Performance 2018

24 - 25 October, London, UK

In general there is a growing need in the maritime world for ship performance analysis on full scale. This has several reasons related to either cost saving, legislation and environmental concerns.

The appearance of accurate and comprehensive measurements of in-service performance data at full scale can now provide an accurate picture of ship behaviour throughout a voyage and also the effects of it; fouling, wind and waves and the benefits of performance improving technologies such as new anti-fouling paints and new hull form and      propulsion design, including retro-fit technologies.                                                                                                         Available Print Format (Ref: FSSP18P) and in USB Format (Ref:FSSP18CD)

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Human Factors 2018

26 - 27 September, London, UK

The work of naval architects and marine engineers directly influence the operability and safety of the vessel and the seafarer. Decisions made at the design stage can influence human behaviour and health. And an improved understanding of ergonomics by engineers can ‘design out’ hazards and prevent incidents, both to the individual and the vessel.
Available in USB Format (Ref: HF18CD)

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Warship 2018: Future Surface Vessels

11 - 12 September, London, UK

Modern navies are increasingly having to manage the  trade-off between capability and cost. Versatility, flexibility, and affordability are key criteria which designers need to balance as warships become an exportable commodity, where market value may be just as important as the strategic value of any newly built vessel. Many nations are designing vessels with exportability in mind, this can mean that the Navy needs to accept some compromises to achieve this. Available in USB Format (Ref: WS18CD)

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