Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-war, 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources

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Conway Maritime Press, 1984 - Sailing ships - 320 pages
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Describes the proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world. In order to explain even the most complex evolution clearly, over 350 line drawings were specially commissioned. Every aspect of handling a man-of-war is detailed and illustrated from original sources.

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Review: Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-War 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources

User Review  - R.Bruce Macdonald - Goodreads

The author has done a great job of bringing together traditional texts and their illustrations on traditional ship handling and has even modernized the language so that even a lubber can get a grasp of how ships are sailed properly. Read full review

Review: Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-War 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources

User Review  - Julian Stockwin - Goodreads

One of the several books I particularly recommend when asked which books people should read to learn more about the Age of Fighting Sail. A definitive guide as to how the ships of the Georgian Navy were actually sailed. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
7
MASTS RIGGING AND SAILS
19
DEVELOPMENT OF
36
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Harland is a recognized British authority on the art of shiphandling in the Age of Sail.

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