|Statement||compiled by J. M. van Wageningen.|
|Series||Research Service bibliographies, series 4, no. 127|
|LC Classifications||Z1009 .S73 no. 127|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||12|
|LC Control Number||75541031|
Concrete boat constructed by Walter Dowsey hauled out in Chicago. The oldest known ferrocement watercraft was a dinghy built by Joseph-Louis Lambot in Southern France in Lambot's boat was featured in the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in Beginning in the s, ferrocement barges were built in Europe for use on canals, and around , an Italian engineer, Carlo Gabellini. The concrete ship SS Palo Alto on Seacliff State Beach, California. Photo credit: David Wan/Flickr. As suspected, concrete was not the most ideal material to build ships with. The basic problem with concrete ships is that they require a very thick hull to be as strong as a steel ship. This made the ship very heavy and consequently burned more. Few concrete ships were completed in time to see wartime service during World War I, but during and , concrete ships and barges were used to support U.S. and British invasions in Europe and the Pacific. Since the late s, there have also been ferrocement pleasure boats. HISTORY. Boats made with Ferro cement (second-hand) 21 ferro cement boats for sale. Find your ideal boat boat, compare prices and more. Get an email alert for new ads matching your search. Buying a boat .
The Island Class Patrol Boats carries a 5-meter Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) with a 45 horsepower outboard motor. This RHIB is launched from a small crane that lifts the RHIB from the deck of the ship and places it over the side, while crewmen hold frapping lines attached to the RHIB which, hopefully, prevent it from swinging out of control. The oldest known concrete ship was a dingy built by Joseph Louis Lambot Southern France in The boat was featured in the World's Fair in France. Photo of one of Lambot's ferro-cement boats (Found on ) In the 's, an engineer in Italy named Carlo Gabellini built barges and small ships out of concrete. A concrete boat with a steel heart has a steel heart, after all. Cracks in reinforced concrete structures do very little to weaken them, just creat a path for moisture, so rust is the problem, fear is the enemy and inspection is the cure. The boat naming tradition dates back hundreds of years. In the olden days, sea vessels were named after gods, to ensure their protection from bad luck. And even nowadays, when you pick a name for a new ship, the naming ceremony is exact and complex, so that no unfortunate event would befall the seafarer on its maiden trip.
C/U of two metal brackets inside the boat. M/S of a man sitting in the base of the boat attaching a section of wood to the metal brackets - concrete boats are "as strong as steel (although much lighter)". M/S of a man sanding the bow of the boat. L/S of the almost completed boat - the men are working on the wooden cabins and deck. To build the boat, the Ekelmanns will use a fairly thick mortar containing a shrinkage-compensating portland cement and clean, sharp sand, 1 part cement to one and one-half parts sand. The mortar will be pumped through the mesh form the inside to the outside and troweled smooth on the outside by a skilled plasterer to a depth of only one-eighth. The other side faces away from the sun and sits in deep shadow. The boat leans in that direction, and the sides dripped with water. Quite a few star fish had attached themselves down underneath the ship on that side, plus the wall of the ship had seaweed, large and small barnacles, mussels, and really interesting soft, wet creatures (I am not sure yet what they are called) on it. Cite this chapter as: Leggo C. () Sailing in a Concrete Boat. In: Leggo C. (eds) Sailing in a Concrete Boat. Social Fictions Series, vol 3.