Wooden Warship Construction

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473894824

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3035

“A wonderful book detailing the construction of the Royal Navy’s sailing warships” from the maritime historian and author of Nelson’s Navy (Pirates and Privateers). The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artifacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique importance and authority. Treated as historical evidence, they offer more detail than even the best plans, and demonstrate exactly what the ships looked like in a way that even the finest marine painter could not achieve. This book takes a selection of the best models to both describe and demonstrate the development of warship construction in all its complexity from the beginning of the 18th century to the end of wooden shipbuilding. For this purpose, it reproduces a large number of model photos, all in full color, and including many close-up and detail views. These are captioned in depth, but many are also annotated to focus attention on interesting or unusual features, which can be shown far more clearly than described. Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history. “This book includes plentiful visual representations of actual ships in model form and the accompanying graphics make for wonderful reading . . . I cannot express enough how enjoyable this book is to read.”—Spotter Up “A high-quality book which is recommended to all ship historians and modellers.”—Military Modelling

Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks

Author: John Richard Steffy

Publisher: TAMU Press


Category: Transportation

Page: 314

View: 4500

"This book is a guide to the study of the most marvelous structures ever built by humankind - wooden ships and boats. It is intended for nautical archaeologists and for anyone charged with documenting and interpreting the remains of wrecked or abandoned vessels. It will also be of value to historians, authors, model builders, and others interested in the design and construction of wooden watercraft of the past." "The text is divided into three parts. The first introduces the discipline and presents enough basic information to permit the untrained reader to understand the analysis of ship and boat construction that follows. Part II is broken into three chapters that investigate ancient, medieval, and post-medieval shipwrecks and supporting documentation. Not all of the world's ship and boat excavations can be included, in this single volume; nautical archaeology has progressed two far for that. Instead, these three chapters have been assembled to represent a cross section of ship building technology as seen through the interpretation of a select group of finds." "Part III addresses the techniques of recording hull remains, assembling archival information, reconstructing vessels, and converting data into plans and publication. It is by no means a "how-to" section. Sites, logistics, and the wrecks themselves vary so much that, like wooden ship building, this discipline can never become an exact science. Rather, the third part of the book discusses work done on previous projects and suggests additional methods that might prove helpful to readers in their own endeavors." "The book contains an illustrated glossary, specifically designed for archaeological use. There is also a select bibliography annotated where titles do not indicate content and arranged in historical groups to provide sources for most areas of research."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Ocean Shipping

Author: National Foreign Trade Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Merchant marine

Page: 110

View: 3275

A History of Shipbuilding and Naval Architecture in Canada

Author: Garth Stewart Wilson,National Museum of Science and Technology (Canada)

Publisher: National Museum of Science & Technology


Category: Architecture navale - Histoire

Page: 93

View: 6380

"This study will examine the building and design of ships in Canada from the establishment of royal government in New France to the final decade of the twentieth century"--Abstract., p. v.