A CENTURY OF NAVAL CONSTRUCTION

THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS
by D. K. BROWN, RCNC

First published in 1983 by Conway Maritime Press, Ltd., London
Black cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine. Page block tight and pages bright and clean - condition at least VERY GOOD PLUS. Un-price clipped dust wrapper's spine area and the top edges are evenly sunned but the condition is VERY GOOD. A very nice copy of this becoming scarce book.
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165 mm. x 245 mm. 35 mm, 384 pages. Weight wrapped <1.2 kilo.  * Post prices without full compensation.

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         JACKET BLURBS

David Brown graduated with First Class Honours in Naval Architecture from Liverpool University in 1949, receiving his Master of Engineering in 1951 and a First Class Professional Certificate in Naval Construction from the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1953. Early experience on the design of small craft and frigates in the London office was followed by some years on propeller and cavitation research at the Admiralty Experiment Works.
On return to Ship Department, he worked on radiation shielding and nuclear safety of SSNs  (nuclear-powered Fleet submarines) followed by general submarine design work. After a period of hydrodynamic design work in Ship Department he was appointed to University College London to set up the hydrodynamic aspects of the graduate and post-graduate naval architecture courses.
On promotion to Chief Constructor he returned to the Admiralty Experiment Works in charge of all experimental work, facilities and instrumentation, etc. Return to Bath brought appointment as Head of Organic Materials Division, then a lengthy spell as Chief Instructor on preliminary design for all surface warships, including Advanced Naval Vehicles. (The ‘Castle’ class offshore patrol vessel was one of the results of this appointment.)
On Promotion to Assistant Director he took over the present post as Head of Ship Design Policy covering Hydrodynamics, Habitability, Computer Aided Ship Design, Materials, Structures and Vulnerability, etc.
David Brown has read many papers on warship design and is a Member of Council of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He believes very strongly in the value of technical history as an aid to forecasting, is on the Council of the Navy Records Society, and is a frequent contributor to the journal Warship.

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