The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742

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Pavilion Books, Apr 21, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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The 'Granado' was one of twelve bomb vessels built to supplement the British fleet at the outbreak of the War Of Jenkins' Ear in 1739. Bomb vessels were a specialization of the warship into a ‘floating siege engine’, carrying huge shell-firing mortars for the purpose of bombarding stationary targets. This volume is of special use to both the scratch-build modeller and the reader of C.S.Forester who wants to know more about bomb vessels. It also provides insights about Jack Aubrey's first command, since the Sophie was also a 14 gun brig-sloop with a quarterdeck and stern windows.

The aim of this book is to provide the finest documentation of this important and unusual vessel type ever produced, through a complete set of superbly executed line drawings offering enthusiasts a novel insight into ship design and construction. It includes a service and design history and a pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs.

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About the author (2005)

Peter Goodwin is widely acknowledged as one of the leading writers on the sailing warship. His published titles include the classic The Construction and Fitting of the Sailing Man of War (Conway, 1990), The Naval Cutter Alert (Conway 1992), Nelson's Ships (Conway 2002) and The Ships of Trafalgar (2005). Peter was Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory for some 20 years.

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