P212 Submarine Cargo Vessel. Preliminary Design Study for Mitchell Engineering Ltd
East Cowes, Saunders-Roe Limited, March 1959.
Quarto, two volumes,  pages plus 18 pages of graphs, 4 maps and 3 pages of illustrations, and  pages plus 68 pages of graphs and 35 pages of illustrations.
Publisher's printed stiff card ring binders (with paper titling-labels) a little bumped at the extremities; an excellent set.
Technical Publication Number 366: 'Volume 1 contains the summary and the general and economic studies, while the technical aspects of the submarine are given in Volume 2'. It is a preliminary study of a nuclear powered submarine cargo vessel. 'The study considers submarines specifically designed for carrying iron ore, throughout the year, from the Diana Bay region of Northern Quebec, Canada, to Great Britain. All aspects of the operation are considered, including operational conditions, economic factors, and structural, mechanical and hydrodynamic design. A typical design of such a vessel is given in some detail. The possibilities of this type of vessel carrying other types of cargo and its use in war time are examined briefly'. Clearly of very limited circulation - the second volume is labelled 'Copy No.24' inside the front cover. A second copy of Volume 1, in a Mitchell Engineering Limited binder with the title 'Nuclear Submarine Freighter', is also included. The text content is the same, but there are an extra 2 pages of graphs, 2 maps and 5 pages of illustrations in this copy. Offered together with these volumes is a contemporary brochure produced by Mitchell Engineering Ltd of their nuclear-powered cargo submarine 'Moby Dick' based on these preliminary design studies (large oblong octavo,  pages including the covers, with illustrations), plus a gelatin silver photograph (125 x 295 mm) of the cut-away scale model of the vessel (reproduced as the centrefold of the brochure). Two copies of a paper on 'Freighter Submarines' by Commander E.A. Woodward DSO MINucE (quarto, 8 pages with illustrations), read at a conference in Canada in 1964, are also included. This collection comes from the estate of Commander Woodward.