The Boats of Men-of-War are an essential part of any ship's equipment and, for warships an extension of their armament. With the advent of steam the diversity of boats became even greater. Commander W. E. May, with additional material by Stephen Stevens, cover their development and use over the centuries in this extensively illustrated unique work.
128 pages 192 mm. x 252 mm. x 17 mm.
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Front flap blurb:
Commander W. E. May saw active service in the Royal Navy during the First World War, and later was Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich from 1951 to 1968. Known primarily as a navigation specialist, he also wrote books on the history of naval uniforms and naval weapons.
BACK COVER/JACKET BLURB
In the age of sail, boats were an essential part of any ship's equipment. They moved stores, towed the ship in calms and in confined waters, and, for warships, were an extension of their armament. With the advent of steam the diversity of boats became even greater. Over the centuries there were almost countless sizes, hull forms and rigs employed, so the exact details have always been a problem to model makers, marine artists and even those building replicas.
This new book, based on a work originally published in 1974, is still the only study of the whole history of this neglected topic. Now revised, expanded and much more thoroughly illustrated, it covers the boat 'establishments' (the sizes and types of boat formally allocated), the methods of hoisting and stowing them aboard ship, the design and construction of the boats themselves, their fittings, rigs and armament — guns, howitzers, and even Congreve rockets.
With the largest collection of original naval boat draughts ever published, this new edition will be warmly welcomed by ship modellers, and historians of the world's navies, as well as all small-craft enthusiasts.
Chapter 1: EARLY HISTORY Establishments of Boats, 1600-1700
Chapter 2: TYPES OF BOATS Hoisting Boats
Chapter 3: NINETEENTH CENTURY DEVELOPMENTS: New Boat Type. Lifeboats. Hoisting Boats. Coppering Punt or Balsa Raft
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Chapter 4: SAILS AND RIGGING
Chapter 5: COMING OF STEAM
Chapter 6: ARMING BOATS