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The Yard: Building a Destroyer at the Bath Iron Works

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For a century, the Bath Iron Works has been building some of the finest, dealiest ships in the U.S. Navy. But now the Maine shipyard is facing mounting competition and a pressing need to modernize, especially in the way it launches ships. No more will the great gray leviathans roar down the "ways" — the traditional inclined ramp — into the Kennebec River; this ancient technology will give way to the modern dry dock.

The Yard captures this moment of change and the end of an era, as old ways give way to new, through the eyes of the workers as they build and launch a U.S. Navy destroyer. From the first cutting of steel to the destroyer's triumphant commisioning, Michael Sanders chronicles the complex evolution of a ship coming into being — and the incredible world in which it happens. It is a world rich in danger, humor, and lore, one filled with uncertainty, hope, and not a little fear of change as this venerable company fights against steep odds to find its place in a new world.

Synopsis:

From the first cutting of steel to a destroyer's triumphant commissioning, Sanders presents a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's oldest shipyards as it struggles to remake itself in the modern industrial world. 40 halftones.

About the Author

Michael S. Sanders, a former book editor and author of The Yard, lives in midcoast Maine with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060929633
Footnotes:
Sanders, Michael S.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Footnotes:
Sanders, Michael S.
Author:
Sanders, Michael S.
Author:
by Michael S Sanders
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
War
Subject:
Destroyers (Warships)
Subject:
Navigation
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Destroyers
Subject:
Military Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
7620
Publication Date:
20010605
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.01x5.32x.66 in. .51 lbs.

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