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Ships, Machinery and Mossback
Harold Gardiner Bowen

Paperback | 2015 | $53.00 | £44.95 | ISBN: 9780691627083
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As Chief of the Bureau of Engineering, as Director of the Naval Research Laboratory, as industrial troubleshooter for Forrestal, Admiral Bowen frequently was forced to fight the "mossbacks" who stubbornly resisted new inventions and techniques. He was instrumental in the development of high-pressure high-temperature steam for ship turbines, diesel engines, radar, and other innovations which enabled our Navy to fight so successfully in World War II.

Originally published in 1954.

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  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Foreword, pg. v
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. ix
  • 1. Education, Ashore and Afloat, pg. 1
  • 2. High-Pressure High-Temperature Steam, pg. 47
  • 3. Diesel Engines, pg. 127
  • 4. Naval Research Laboratory, pg. 137
  • 5. Plant Seizure and Operation, pg. 205
  • 6. Office of Naval Research, pg. 345
  • Appendices, pg. 361
  • Index, pg. 385

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