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1st Edition

Theory and Practice of Seamanship XI

ISBN 9780415153720
Published December 9, 1996 by Routledge
564 Pages

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Book Description

Since it was first published in 1962, The  Theory  and  Practice  of  Seamanship has been continuously revised, culminating in this 11th edition. This new edition includes an updated section on ‘Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea’ as well as a new Author’s Note. It has been widely praised and is the standard work on the subject.



Graham  Danton  commenced  his  seafaring  career  in  1946  on  the  training  ship HMS Worcester, afterwards serving with the Port Line to Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Africa, West Indies and the Fiji Islands. He obtained the Extra Master Mariner’s Certificate in 1957, gaining the year’s highest marks in the examination. For this he was awarded a Royal Society of Arts Silver Medal and also the Griffiths Award by the Merchant Navy and Airline Officers’ Association. For many years he was Senior Lecturer in Seamanship, Cargo Carriage and Ship Maintenance at Plymouth Polytechnic, since renamed Plymouth University. Though retired, he is now a newspaper columnist and broadcasts for BBC radio.


'This  book  is  intended  primarily  for  candidates  for  Board  of  Trade  certificates  of competency but such is the detail that while being equally suitable for the beginner, it is also a reference work for experienced seamen, and the layout and style of text make it suitable for correspondence course work where practical experience can be allied to the theoretical approach. All facets of seamanship from the anchor to damage control are dealt with and the chapters on practical ship handling, stranding and beaching, towing,  emergencies  and  the  safety  of  navigation  are  particularly  noteworthy.  This book is an excellent and responsible contribution to the nautical field and must have a tremendous appeal to all grades of seamen.’