13.06.2021

SAILING SHIPS — THE STORY OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY

Sailing Ships - The Story of Their Development from the Earliest Times

Author(s) E. Keble Chatterton
Publisher Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd.
Date 1909
Pages 516
Format pdf
Size 21 Mb
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This classic volume was prepared mainly for the general reader, with the hope of the author that the future mariners will find useful information about the sailing vessels and the associated historical background. The book is full of records related to the sailing ships of the past times.

First of all, some essential introduction is given in the opening chapter of the book, followed with the info on the early Egyptian ships that used to sail some six thousand years ago. The ancient sailing ships belonging to the Rome, Greece and Phoenicia, and the earliest European ships are dealt with in the next two chapters, while the remaining chapters address the development of the ships in the period from eighth to fifteenth century, and in the subsequent historical periods, up to and including the nineteenth century.

There is a brief glossary providing the descriptions of the most commonly used terms. The title will be of great use for the people interested in the sailing ships of the past. The book is quite rare so we do recommend all interested people to have a copy of it on their virtual bookshelves. Should you happen to have some free time, go through all chapters and you will find it fascinating.

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