Anchors: An Illustrated History
The anchor is probably the most important piece of equipment on any vessel - even a nuclear submarine carries one - and in addition it is one of the most common motifs and symbols on land, appearing in heraldic designs, on pub signs and in churchyard sculpture. This new book explains how this apparently simple piece of equipment developed from a a stone with a hole in it to the modern device which is designed to hold the heaviest supertanker.
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Anchors and their use
Anchors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
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Admiralty anchor Admiralty pattern anchor appears anchor cable anchor design angle Author Board of Admiralty boat bower anchor capstan carried cat and fish century chain cables Cotsell Cotsell's A Treatise crown curved arms Diderot's Encylopedie Dockyard Dutch feet flukes focsle Geoffrey Ingram Taylor George Cotsell's George Nares ground Guns Bowers hammer hawse hole hawse pipe High Holding Power hundredweight Improved Anchor inches iron anchor iron cables Iron Stock Kedge kedge anchor killick Ladby ship Lake Nemi later lead stock length Lloyd's Register Manual of Seamanship manufacture marked Martin's mooring anchor National Maritime Museum Naval Nemi Old Admiralty Longshank palm Patent Anchor Pering's pieces Portsmouth pounds Proof test Rarotongan Roman Royal Navy sea bed shackle shank ship's Sloops Small-Palmed Anchor stone anchor stowage stowed Stream studs tons Traill Treatise on Ships trip hammer Trotman Veneti vessels weight welding wooden stock