Ship Essays

The Sinking of the Aragon

With the outbreak of world one war the royal mail moved its home port to Newport, South Wales. However the Brittish government was in dire need of battle ships to strengthen their naval force. Many ships were converted from simply postal delivery vessels into war ready troop carrying ships. One of these ships was the Aragon The Aragon built in harland and wolf in Belfast was 9’588 tons and could carry 306 first class 66 second class and 632 third…

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Negotiation Simulation

ISLAND CRUISE Introduction In this exercise you will participate in a negotiation about a cruise ship and its rights to visit a tropical island. You will role-play this negotiation as either the director of the cruise ship or the mayor of the island. The issues to be discussed during the negotiation include the number of visits per year that the ship can make, the length of individual visits, and the volume of passengers allowed to disembark from the ship on…

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The Fate of the Vasa

Identify the main characters and key facts, dates and numbers. Main Characters Captain Sofring Hansson. Henrik Hybersson – Shipwright. King Gustavus II Adolphu.s Admiral Klas Fleming – Kings Representative. Hein Jacobsson appointed person in charge by Fleming after Hybersson death. Joran Mattson – Boatswain (Witness to stability Test) Erik Jonsson Kremer – Commander of the Ordanance. Key Facts Swedish Admiralty signed a shipbuilding contract for four new ships. Previous contracts saw the successful build of 4 Ships with a proven…

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