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The Age of Sail Volume II

 

From the eclipse of the galley in the sixteenth century until the widespread introduction of steam propulsion in the mid-nineteenth century the sailing ship was the major instrument of maritime power. The Age of Sail annual explores all aspects of maritime history during this period. Although the major components of the sailing ship changed little in these years, advances in design and construction refined the form. Advances occurred in strategy, administration and fighting tactics. Major expeditions of exploration were undertaken, while the seafaring community as a whole underwent profound changes.
Volume 2 will include: Competent to Command? The Hon John Byng and his rise Flag rank by Chris Ware; an examination of the wreck of the Swedish ship Kronan by Lars Einarsson; A Passage to Australia: The White Star Line’s Red Jacket by Colin Jones; English shipwrights working in Denmark and Sweden in the 18th century by Dan Harris; "This Disastrous Affair": John Borlase Warren and the Expedition to Quiberon Bay, 1795. by Tom Wareham; The British approach to amphibious warfare, 1793-1815 by Martin Robson; The ship model know as the Hamburg conveyer WAPEN VON HAMBURG III: A true identification?by Karl Heinz Marquardt.
Containing reviews, notes and queries, a gallery and a section specifically to publish important original documents, and edited by the distinguished naval historian Nicholas Tracy, The Age of Sail will be the premier resource for the historian and naval enthusiast as well as the general reader.
Themes examined include: ship development and construction, modern refurbishment and reconstruction, maritime strategy, naval campaigns, fighting tactics, social life, naval infrastructure, maritime finance and insurance, exploration, merchant shipping, maritime art and archaeology


Edited by:
Nicholas Tracy & Martin Robson

208 pages
270 x 200 mm
Hardback

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