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International Congress of Navigation (13th, London, 1923)
Publication Information:
Brussels : Executive committee [1923]
Physical Description:
91 pamphlets in 4 volumes : illustrations, plates (part folded) portrait, folded maps, plans (part folded) diagrams (part folded) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Nos. 7, 15, 18, 21, 27, 29, 38, 43, 51, 57, 61, 68, 73 wanting.

At head of title: Permanent international association of navigation congresses.

The reports, which cover eleven "questions and communications" are consecutively numbered 1-84 (including nine supplementary papers numbered 1bis, 8bis, 15bis, 21bis, 30bis, 39bis, 56bis, 61bis, and 68bis)

Nos. 18,29,57 were never published; no. 29, announced as not to be issued, is included in the Library of Congress file of the reports.

No. 21 is incorrectly designated "4th communication" instead of 2d communication.
1. Utilization of waterways for the production of power; its consequences and applications.

2. Dispositions or arrangements to be adopted for locks, elevators, inclined planes, and othe means of overcoming differences of level with a view to facilitating the operations.

1. The influence of surface waters and subterranean sheets of water on the flow of rivers. Regime of mixed canals; estimation of the water consumed for navigation and irrigation uses; the portion returned to the subterranean sheet of water.

2. Unification of statistics of inland navigation with a view to facilitating the comparison of the results of the working of navigable waterways in various countries.

1. The accommodation to the provided for ships in connection with the construction of new works at ports in order to satisfy the future dimensions of ships.

2. Types of works for berthing ships of great draught in tidal seas.

3. The relative advantages of ship equipment and port equipment for loading and discharging ships. Mechanical equipment of ports. Mechanical handling of freight. Loading, discharging and carrying between ships and the various depositing points whether covered by sheds or not.

1. Concrete and reinforced concrete. Their applications to hydraulic works; means to insure their preservation and their watertightness.

2. Use of liquid fuel for navigation and its consequences.

3. Utilization of tiles for the production of power for the working and lighting of ports and for maritime works (working of lock-gates, etc.)

4. Principal advances made recently in lighting, beconing and signalling of coasts. Standardization (unification) of the languages of maritime signals.
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