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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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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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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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Damaged Ship IV 2018 

16 - 17th May 2018, London, UK


Following on from the successes of previous RINA Damaged Ship conferences; this event will focus on the assessment and analysis of stability, strength, sea worthiness of a ship damaged by collision, grounding, structural failure, fire or explosion. It will also consider procedures to minimise risks for passengers, crew, ship, and environment and to develop safe countermeasures including sequences for transferring crew, offloading cargo, and ballast water, for salvage operations.              

Avaliable in Print Format (Ref: DS18P) and on USB Format (Ref: DS18CD).

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SURV 9 - Surveillance, Search and Rescue Craft

18th April 2018, London, UK


With a focus on smaller and faster vessels, few sectors of the maritime industry have seen greater innovation in design.  Both commercial and recreational small craft have benefited from the inspirational ideas of designers - ideas which although perhaps considered revolutionary at the time, have had a longstanding impact on the design of small craft today. This conference aims to review the new and innovative technologies available to the small craft designer and builder.

Avaliable in USB Format (Ref: SURV9CD).  

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Survitec July

Van Oossanen

JETS VAC - sept

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Furuno June 2018

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