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I'm hugely interested in architecture, specifically naval architecture, but to understand that, some basis in the basics would no doubt be helpful.

I'm volunteering as a restorer (and eventually occasional docent) on the Battleship Texas when I get the chance and I'd love more info to help me out with knowledge on ship construction and all that. I'm really interested in learning how they built things like battleships, that they knew they could design them in certain ways so that their shapes and weights wouldn't let them sink. Those types of things. I'm also jotting down ideas along similar lines for a possible thesis paper, only on civil war era ironclads instead.

Anyhoo, long story short, are there any texts or sources of information (other than a college degree--i'm tapped out) that you would recommend to give me a good basis/crash course on marine engineering and or naval architecture? Or anything you think i should try to learn about first and where to find the info (any college textbooks you recommend would totally be welcome--i'm all for that, too)?

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