There are a huge number of historic ships that are in need of restoration/preservation. Several organisations exist, who aim to preserve these ships for the benefit of future generations. This conference is aimed at exploring the technical and engineering issues involved in the preservation and restoration of historic vessels from large passenger ships and warships to coastal and inland waterway craft, and of all nationalities and of local, national or international importance.
Papers can be submitted on any subject related to the technical aspects of preserving and restoring Historic Ships, including the following topics:
Materials and structural analysis, including appropriate material replacement, repair or replication.
Propulsion systems, rigs and sails.
Layouts and the need to meet current safety legislation.
Techniques for conservation and restoration.
Recording and deconstruction
The balance between preservation afloat or dry.
Maintenance of craft skills and training.
The case for the replication of key historic vessels
The sourcing of technical / historic information on “important” ships