Anchors: An Illustrated History

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Chatham, 1999 - Anchors - 160 pages
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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
GraecoRoman anchors
Anchors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

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