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Ship model terms in German. Where to find?


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Hey Greenstone, the first step would be getting a German to English dictionary.  You could get them sometimes at second hand book stores (if any still exist in your area), or get one cheap on Amazon or ebay or Abebooks,  If you get stuck, send me a list and I will translate them.      Duff

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I would start with a copy of Cpt PAASCH - FROM KEEL TO TRUNK


That is a multi-lingual dictionary of naval terms available in various editions. The smaller one ist in english french german and spanish, I think. The larger edition provides more languages.


You may get reprints, originals and digitized version on the various channels

Link: ( https://books.google.de/books?id=WiHnBAAAQBAJ&dq=paasch+from+keel+to+trunk&hl=de&source=gbs_navlinks_s


For the most questions, this should provide adequate answers.

If you have questions left open, you may ask me.





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Sorry it took so long - have been recovering from a crashed hard drive (fortunately, I did have a good backup of my databases). 


Here are a few downloadable dictionaries that may be of use to you (in addition to the members available to support with translation).


Neuman, Henry. 1799. A Marine Pocket Dictionary of the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and  German Languages, with an English-French and French-English Index. London: Printed for the author and sold by T. Hurst. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008895773.

Paasch, H. 1885. From Keel to Truck: A Marine Dictionary in English, French and German, Amply Illustrated by Explanatory Diagrams of the Most Important Details for the Use of Ship-Owners ... Antwerp: Ratinckx Frères. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008909120.

Paasch, Heinrich. 1901. “From Keel to Truck” Marine Dictionary in English, French & German... The author. https://books.google.com/books?id=mG_VAAAAMAAJ&.

Reehorst, Karel Pieter ter. 1850. The Mariner’s and Merchant’s Polyglot Technical Dictionary of Upwards of Five Thousand Nautical, Steam, and Ship-Building Terms, Commercial and Scientific, in Ten Different Languages, ... with a Precise Explanatory Key to the Pronunciation of These Languages, and a Comparative Table of the Money, Weights and Measures of Sea Ports. London : Williams and Northgate ... http://archive.org/details/gri_33125012932121.

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For quick and dirty:

Historic Ship Models   Wolfeam zu Mondfeld  has  several pages  - well 1 & 1/2 now that I look at it - at the back with  Eng  Ger  Sp Fr It  simultaneous translations for the more common terms..

A lot is packed into this book.  Would not have believed that it is twice what I paid for a new copy.

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I agree with Wefalck.  Mr. Harland understood several languages and his 'Seamanship' is one of my most valuable books.


Zu Mondfeld put out an attractive book because it is full of illustrations which are useful and inspiring to beginners.  However, his accuracy is spotty and in some cases inaccurate, so everything taken from his book MUST be cross checked.  I sold the book. 


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