08.08.2017

SHIPS — THE HISTORY AND SPECIFICATIONS OF 300 WORLD—FAMOUS SHIPS

ships - the history and specifications of world's 300

Author(s) A. Warner
Publisher Silverdale Books
Date 2009
Pages 320
Format pdf
Size 51 Mb
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From the very beginning of human civilization, the seas have held a real fascination for people. Over so many centuries, people have sought to sail and navigate the sea with huge numbers of vessels for various purposes. Even in the earliest days the ships were able to transport cargoes much faster and also farther than any overland transport.

The present publication lists and describes three hundred of the most famous ships in the maritime history. The author of the book has provided the readers with the detailed technical descriptions and specification of each of the vessels; moreover, there is also some historical note for each vessel.

The volume opens with the introduction where the author tells us the history of the shipping in brief, touching the most important aspects of the development of the shipping industry and describing all stages of the development, from the simplest plank boats through sailing ships and steam ships to the modern technological marvels.

The Cheops ship, Phoenician cargo ship, Greek and Roman war galley, Mediterranean cargo ship, Viking longship, English warship, Chinese junk, Hanseatic cog, Carrack, Caravel, Nao, Galleon, Great Harry, Mediterranean Galley and Ark Royal, Slave Carrack and St. Louis, Fluyt and Sovereign of the Seas, Galeass and Dutch frigate, Le Soleil Royal and Xebec, Endeavour, Bucintoro, Boston, Santissima Trinidad, Victory, South Carolina, Turtle, Bounty, Vanguard, Constitution, Fulton steamboat, Essex, Astrolabe, Claremont, Demologos, Morris, Sirius, Great Western, Congress, Great Britain, Jane Gifford, Bertha, Agamemnon, Washington, Powhatan, Gloire, Bretagne, Warrior, Monitor, Alabama, Banshee, Savannah, Parramatta, Adelaide, Canada, Friedrich Karl, and many others world famous vessels have been included by the author into this world ship encyclopedia.

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