The Ship of the Line Design, Construction and Fittings Vol 2

Author(s): Brian Lavery

Nautical - Pictoral

This definitive work is a major step forward in the study of the sailing warship. For the first time, the development of the line-of-battle ship is described precisely, in terms of individual ships and classes, highlighting the factors influencing specific changes in design. This sophisticated approach allows the author to tackle a great many myths-such as the static nature of eighteenth century design, or the pre-eminence of French naval architecture-and his conclusions challenge the accepted view in many areas of naval history. For the enthusiast and academic historian alike, The Ship of the Line is essential reading for a better understanding of the navy in the age of sail.Volume II is devoted to technical developments in hull design, construction, rigging, armament and fittings. The definitive work on the subject, a major step forward in the understanding of the sailing warship in the Royal NavyProvides a detailed account of changes in approaches to design over two hundred years A complete description of how ships of the line were constructed in the dockyard and what different types of fittings were applied to the shipso100 line drawings, plus 94 black-and-white illustrations Brian Lavery is a leading authority on the sailing fighting ship, and is the author of a series of critically acclaimed works, each of which was a major step forward in the understanding of the subject. These include The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, Nelson's Navy and Building the Wooden Walls. He is currently Curator of Ship Technology at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich


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General Fields

  • : 9780851772875
  • : chrysl
  • : chrysl
  • : December 1997
  • : 295mm X 148mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brian Lavery
  • : Hardback
  • : 623.8225094109033
  • : 192
  • : 94 illustrations, 100 line drawings