Fast Sailing Ships By David R MacGregor

Fast Sailing Ships By David R MacGregor



Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

Publication Date: 1988

Condition: Used; Very Good, with dustjacket very good, minimal shelf wear. Text block edges are browned with age, otherwise the pages remain clean and crisp. The binding is tight. Appears unread.

319pp, b/w illustrations, 285 mm by 222mm, 1400g.

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Fast Sailing Ships Their Design and Construction, 1775 - 1875 By David R MacGregor.

Second Revised Edition, 1988

Using a massive corpus of raw material MacGregor traces the development of these merchant ships, from the small coasting smacks to the great wool clippers. 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.