The Master Shipwright's Secrets

The Master Shipwright's Secrets

Author: Richard Endsor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472838391

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 389

Download Now
Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Master Shipwright's Secrets is an illustrated history of Restoration shipbuilding focused on the Tyger, one of the smaller but powerful two-deck warships of the period. It examines the proceedings of King Charles II in deciding the types of ship he wanted and his relationship with his master shipwrights. This fascinating book reveals the many secrets of Charles II's shipwrights through an analysis of John Shish's plans for the Tyger, revealing innovative practical calculations which differ significantly from the few contemporary treatises on the subject and the complicated process of constructing the moulds necessary to make the ship's frame. All the other duties performed by the master shipwrights, such as repairing ships, controlling their men and keeping up with the latest inventions are also discussed in detail. The Master Shipwright's Secrets is replete with beautiful and detailed illustrations of the construction of the Tyger and explores both its complicated history and its complex rebuilding, complete with deck plans, internal sections, and large-scale external shaded drawings. The title also explores associated ships, including another fourth-rate ship, the Mordaunt, which was purchased into the Navy at the time and underwent a dimensional survey by John Shish. A rare contemporary section drawing of another fourth-rate English ship and constructional drawings of Shish's later fourth-rate ship, St Albans, are also included.
The Master Shipwright's Secrets
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Richard Endsor
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-05 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Master Shipwright's Secrets is an illustrated history of Restoration shipbuilding focused on the Tyger, one of the smaller but powerful two-deck warships of the period. It examines the
The Warship Mary Rose
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: David Childs
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-30 - Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

This new paperback edition brings the history of Henry VIII's famous warship right up to date with new chapters on the stunning presentation of the hull and the 19,000 salvaged artefacts in the new museum in Portsmouth.??Mary Rose has, along with HMS Victory, become an instantly recognisable symbol of Britain's
La Belle
Language: en
Pages: 916
Authors: James E. Bruseth, Amy A. Borgens, Bradford M. Jones, Eric D. Ray
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-03 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s La Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today’s Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 1996–1997, the Commission uncovered the ship’s remains under
The City and the Ship
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Anne McCaffrey, S. M. Stirling
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-01 - Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

Two novels in one large volume, both set in the same universe as The Ship Who Sang: The City Who Fought: Simeon was bored with running the mining and processing station that made up his "body." If anyone was to survive, somehow he must transform his wargaming hobby into the
British and Irish Archaeology
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Anne McCaffrey, S. M. Stirling
Categories: Excavations (Archaeology)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Books about British and Irish Archaeology