University Press of Florida
The Evolution of Shipbuilding
America Becomes a Naval ForceIn 1820, ships were built of wood, by eye, by artisans. In 1920, they were built of steel, from drawings, by factory workers. In Industrializing American Shipbuilding, William H. Thiesen describes how American sh....
Roberts, William H.
"Industrializing American Shipbuilding: The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 8
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