The Line of Battle

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
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The ship is probably the most influential tool in human history and it continues to exert a widespread and persistent fascination. This comprehensive and authoritative series explores every significant ship type, from the dawn of seafaring to the present day, and is analyzed in detailed and coherent essays. Each volume adopts a strong theme that allows it to stand on its own, but throughout the series a strict chronological sequence has been maintained.

Author Biography

Brian Lavery is probably the world's leading authority on the sailing fighting ship. He is currently Curator, Ship Technology, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich John Franklin is a world-renowned expert on ship decoration Robert Gardiner is an authority on the development of frigates and eighteenth-century small craft Jan Glete, from the University of Stockholm Historical Institute, has made a special study of the development of naval powers and the composition of their fleets John Harland is an expert on ship handling Karl-Heinz Marquardt's definitive work on eighteenth-century rigs and rigging is about to be published in English Nicholas Tracy is a consultant on naval strategy and the editor of Brian Tunstall's posthumously published Naval Welfare in the Age of Sail Chris Ware is a naval historian who works in the Maritime Information Center of the National Museum, Greenwich

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Ship of the Linep. 11
The Frigatep. 27
Sloop of War, Corvette and Brigp. 46
The Fore and Aft Rigged Warshipp. 63
Fireships and Bomb Vesselsp. 85
The Oared Warshipp. 98
Support Craftp. 106
Design and Constructionp. 116
Rigs and Riggingp. 125
Ships' Fittingsp. 137
Guns and Gunneryp. 146
Ship Decorationp. 164
Seamanshipp. 172
Naval Tacticsp. 181
Bibliographyp. 188
Glossaryp. 195
Indexp. 205
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