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MacGREGOR, David R. Fast Sailing Ships : Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875. (Annapolis, MD): Naval Institute Press, (1988). Second Revised Edition. Pp. (6),-319,(1). Illustrated in black and white. Largely triple-column. Large 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Howard I. Chapelle. David Roy MacGregor (b. August 25, 1925, Fulham, London). "From a massive corpus of raw material, the author traces the development ofthese merchant ships, from the small coasting smacks to the great wool cli ppers. He describes the economic and legal influences on their design, the effects of the changing materials from wood through composite construction to iron and steel, and the changing roles of the builders and naval architects. From all this material emerges a fascinating history of the shipping industry as a whole." -from the dustjacket. Chapters : 1. Ship Design and Construction 1775-1850 (Employment of fast ships, Principles of naval architecture from English books, Criteria for analysis, Innovations in construction, and Tonnage measurement and registration); 2. Early Fast Ships 1775-1815(Clipper terminology, Cutters and cutter-build, English privateers, Swedis h, French and American privateers and blockade runners, Post Office packets, The Transit and other long ships, Some royal yachts, Revenue cutters and smugglers, and Brigantine St Helena); 3. Clipper Ship Development 1815-1839(Definitions, Post office packets, A merchant ship and an East Indiaman, H ilhouse schooners, The brig Nelson, The Falcon, Outline speccification of alterations to the Falcon, T&J Brocklebank's brigantine Dash and barquentineBonanza, Leith smacks, Clipper schooners, A demand for clippers, The Symon dites, Opium clippers, Fast ships in eastern trades, and New measurement tonnage); 4. The Aberdeen Bow 1839-1850 (The Scottish Maid, Development of Aberdeen bow, Some of Hall's clippers compared, Other clippers of the 1840s, Early American clipper ship development, and The Camertonian); 5. Progress of Shipbuilding 1850-1875 (Iron as a shipbuilding material, Rules for iron ships, Spread of iron shipbuilding, Steel shipbuilding, Review of wood shipbuilding, Diagonal and experimental construction in wood, Composite construction, Improvements to deck fittings and rigging, and Tonnage measurement by 1854 rule); 6. The Clipper Ship Boom 1850-1859 (Introduction, The Three Bells, The Australian gold rush, Alexander Duthie and Walter Hood, The hurricane and other iron clippers, The Gauntlet clipper ship, William Rennie, Alexander Stephen jnr and the Storm Cloud, Benjamin Nicholson and the Annandale, Alexander Hall's tea clippers, John and William Pile, American and Canadian clippers, The Schomberg, Sarah Neumann and the clippers of southern England, Charles Tayleur & Co. Warrington, Clippers of north-west England, Clippers of the late 1850s, Clipper schooners and brigs, and Conclusions); 7.The Later Clippers 1860-1875 (Introduction, The Fiery Cross and Black Prin ce, The auxiliary steamer Sea King, Other clippers of 1860-68, William Pileand the Maitland, Robert Steele & Co.'s tea clippers, Charles Connell and the Spindrift, Bernard Waymouth and the Thermopylae, Some of Alexander Hall's clippers, Clippers of 1869-70, The Mermerus and other iron clippers of the 1870s, and Clippers, brigs and schooners). With the following appendices: 1. Definitions of tonnage measurements and registration; 2. Ships built by Alexander Hall & Sons, Aberdeen, 1811-1875; 3. Spar dimensions of Thermopylae; 4. Specification of iron sailing ship Sarah Palmer. Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in lightly edge-bumped dust jacket. 70.00
Title: Fast Sailing Ships : Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875. Second Edition, Revised, in dustjacket.
Publisher: Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1988, ISBN:0870218956:
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