Merchant Navy

An Introduction

Water Transportation was the greater importance than communication by roads in ancient time. After 3000B.C sailing ships of considerable sizes were devolved,phenicians established a trading network in the Mediterranean.Indians established links with many countries in the South-East Asia by routes.

The Navy used to receive importance in all coastal countries but it received further impetus after their creation of professiional British Navy by Henery III and exploration of new lands by spain and Portugals. R.Volturio gave illustration of boats(1483)with crank driven paddles wheels.Shipbuilding and Marine Enginnering got a big boost with the production of iron steel and invention of the steam engine.

Jonathan Bull patented a stream boat in 1737 and in 1807 regular service with stream ship began. Brunel ,Napier ,david and Robert are regarded as founder father of marine enginerring. Brunel was the poineered the use screw prpulsin.The East india Company stimulated the growth of shipbuilding industry further.The steam turbine was installed in ship in 1897 leading to more speed Land economy. the deisel engine modern power,computer control etc.have been progressively introduced in marine engineering as innovational steps.

Efficient transport by sea is an important mode of transportation,particularly for countries with an outlet to the Sea.The Merchant Navy comprises passenger vessels,Cargo vessels,linears, Car carriers and other types of specialized ships. these ships are operated by public private sectors shipping companies and manned by extensively trained and highly paid navigators, marine Engineers and Crew. A career in Merchant Navy means high income, greater independence and an exiciting life style.

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