The archaeology of ships of war
Ranging in time from the Classical period, through the American War of Independence, to the dark years of World Wars I and II, this book explores the warship, its technology and social context. Underwater archaeology has shed new light on ancient naval warfare and these papers originated at an international conference, held in Greenwich in 1992, which took stock of our present knowledge. Contents: Part One: Excavation and Interpretation: An ancient warship in the waters off Capo Rasocolomo, Sicily (Alice Freschi); Warships of the ancient Mediterranean: new theories on rowing systems and techniques (A.F.Tilley); An ancient warship near Marsala, Sicily (Edoardo Riccardi); Henry V's warship Grace Dieu (Gillian Hutchinson); The Tudor warship Mary Rose: aspects of recent research (M.H.Rule and C.T.C.Dobbs); A sixteenth century wreck off the island of Alderney (T.G.Davenport and R.Burns); A Cromwellian shipwreck off Duart Point, Mull: an interim report (Colin Martin); The wreck of the Danish Man-of-War Wrangels Palais (1687) (Mensun Bound and Tim Sharpe); The loss of HM Man o' War Association in 1707 (Richard Larn); In the shadow of wooden walls: naval transports during the American War of Independence (John Broadwater); Surveying and excavating the Spanish battering' ships from the Great Siege of Gibraltar (Mensun Bound and Clive Finlayson); The wreck of HMS Thetis lost in the Brazils' in 1830 (Robert Stenuit); CSS Alabama: Evaluation du site (1988-1992). Part Two: Ordnance: Wrought-iron swivel guns (Robert D.Smith); Arming the East Indiamen (Ruth Rhymas Brown); The reporting of ordnance: the guns from the Mauritius: a casebook study (Rudi Roth). Part Three: Construction, Reconstruction and Preservation: The construction of the eighteenth century man-of-war (Brian Lavery); Constraints imposed on ship design by the use of timber in construction (Fred M Walker); The restoration of HMS Victory in the twentieth century (David Harris); The construction of HMS Trincomalee: theory and practice (A.G.Bridgewater, K.M.Johnson and A.G.Wilson); Her Majesty's Ship Warrior (Captain John Wells); The Sloop of War Gannet: an outline of the ship's history and restoration (Duncan Cochrane); Too many preserved ships threaten the heritage (Colin White); Saving this century's ships (Sir Philip Goodhart); Bibliographies; Index.
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