The American-built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856: Characteristics, Construction, and Details
With the sweep of its bow, its graceful lines, and its cloud of canvas, the clipper ship sparked a romance with the American public that still endures 150 years later. During the 1850s, intense intercity rivalries arose around locally built clippers, as they reached and maintained speeds that were unheard of previously. Ships were suddenly christened with romantic names, and the interiors of passenger-carrying vessels reached a new level of embellishment. The product of 35 years of research, The American-Built Clipper Ship presents in exquisite detail 152 clippers that comprise the culmination of the shipbuilder's art. Every facet of clipper-ship design and construction is covered, from felling timber to details on interior finish work. Extraordinarily crisp and detailed drawings by the author, who retired from the design department of the Philadelphia Naval yard, illustrate this magificent work. No other single source covers so many vessels in such detail.
82 pages matching built in this book
Results 1-3 of 82
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
McKays scantlings two laid decks
30 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
assembly Bark bilge keelson bolts bowsprit built bulwarks cant frame capstans ceiling clamp clasped to keelson clipper ship closely bolted construction Cu.Fe deadwood Donald McKay driven East Boston Ellen Foster ends fastenings feet Flying forecastle forward garboard Hanging knees hawseholes hold beams hooks hull inches installed iron clasped iron screw rods iron strapped jaddn keel keelson length Lodging knees lower deck beams main rail mast middle deck monkey rail moulded NHWO patent planking planksheer Pointers poop deck rabbet rigging rods through centers sailing scantlings scarph secured with iron ship's shipbuilding shown in Figure side spikes square Stag Hound stanchions stem stern sternpost strakes stringer structure text continued thickness throat thru timbers tons 2 decks topsail transom treenails turned and secured tween decks upper deck beams vessels weather deck white oak wood рив