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  • Sailing Ships of New England 1606-1907by George Francis Dow; John Robinson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 17.95

    Gathered from museums and private collections, the hundreds of images here are a reminder of a time when sailing was central to the life and growth of New England. Including paintings and photographs of vessels built, owned, or commanded by New England men, these illustrations will fascinate anyone who imagines harbors filled with tall ships. Some... more...

  • Heritage of the Seaby Peter C. Smith

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    The 21st century saw the naval power of Great Britain rise from that of an obscure island to that of a worldwide empire. British shipping and seamen dominated the globe for four centuries and the ships that explored the world and those which guarded them represent a unique treasure-trove of maritime history, unrivaled anywhere in the world. This book... more...

  • Tropic Sunsby James Seay Dean

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    When a ship set out for the Americas in the sixteenth century, the crew faced a long voyage and a host of difficulties along the way. Ship-building, navigation and provisioning were all crucial to the vessel actually arriving in the New World, which was by no means guaranteed. In order to reach her destination, both skill and luck played vital roles.... more...

  • Shipby Gregory Votolato

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 27.00

    From oar-powered quinqueremes, to steam-powered freighters, to luxury ocean liners such as the Titanic , to aircraft carriers like the Abraham Lincoln , ships have played an integral role in trade, transportation, and war throughout history. Today, ships remain the largest and most expensive moving objects on the planet; engineers and designers... more...

  • Re-inventing the Shipby Don Leggett; Richard Dunn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    The technological development of the ship between 1800 and 1914 was dramatic, encompassing the shift from wood and sail to iron, steel and steam. This volume offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the history of the ship in the long nineteenth century. It illustrates the ways in which the material elements of the ship, together with the scientific,... more...

  • Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navyby Lieutenant Commander Lawrie Phillips

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    The Admiralty's specialist shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock produced over 200 warships for the Royal Navy, including 5 royal yachts, between 1814 and 1926. This long century, from the Napoleonic War until post-First World War, covered all the major changes in warship design and construction, from wood to iron and then steel, and from sail to steam.... more...

  • Coffins of the Braveby Kevin J. Crisman; Walter Rybka; Kenneth Cassavoy; Christopher R. Sabick; LeeAnne Gordon; Sara Hoskins; Erich Heinold; Jonathan Moore; Christopher Amer; Eric Emery; Erika Washburn; Arthur B. Cohn

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    In Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812 , archaeologist Kevin J. Crisman and his fellow contributors examine sixteen different examples of 1812-era naval and commercial shipbuilding. They range from four small prewar vessels to four 16- or 20-gun brigs, three warships of much greater size, a steamboat hull converted into an armed... more...

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