It contains easily assimilated information on elementary ship construction,compasses, steering, anchors, fire fighting, rope work and knots, splicing multi-plat and wire ropes, lifting tackle, MacGregor hatches, hazardous cargoes and routine maintenance.
Nicholl's Seamanship and Nautical Knowledge has for many years been recognised as a standard textbook on nautical subjects. It is a companion volume to Nicholl's Concise Guide, the popular text book on Navigation.
In this revised edition of what could be regarded as the standard reference work on later Clyde Steamer history, the author has rewritten the previous edition and added more new material relating to more recent changes.
10th edition revised and rewritten December 1987; Reprinted 2010. Both volumes I & II are officially recommended by the Merchant Navy Training Board, and form the most up-to-date survey of the Science of Navigation in print.