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The 100 Gun Ship Victory

The 100 Gun Ship Victory

Forever associated with Nelson's last battle at Trafalgar, Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time. An example of the ultimate sailing warship--the three-decker First Rate--Victory was the most popular and successful 100-gun ship of the period, the flagship of half a dozen famous admirals. First published in 1987 in the Anatomy of the Ship series and now updated, this volume provides the most detailed description and illustrations of the Victory available anywhere. A pictorial section contains numerous clear photographs emphasizing close-up and on-board views of ship equipment and spaces. Three hundred perspective and three-view drawings, with fully descriptive keys, illustrate every detail of the ship, including hull construction, masts and yards, armament, rigging, decoration and fittings. These accurate and totally comprehensive drawings offer ship buffs, historians, and model makers a full view of the ship and her position in the development of the First Rate.

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Genre : History
Author : John McKay
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 119 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015049976163


The 50 Gun Ship

The 50 Gun Ship

By the end of the sailing era the 50-gun ship had become regarded as a hybrid, too small to stand in the line of battle, and lacking the speed and hardiness of the frigate, so it has often been dismissed as a naval architectural dinosaur left over from an earlier age. This book aims to reveal the crucial role of the 50-gun ship in the development of both the battleship and the frigate, and explains the enduring role which ensured the survival of the type into the 19th century. Charting its origins in the pre-Commonwealth frigates, the author follows the development of the type in the 18th century and its gradual transition from battlefleet to heavy cruiser role, highlighting its revival for the special conditions of colonial warfare during the American Revolution. Thereafter they were employed as peacetime flagships for distant stations, achieving final glory leading small craft in anti-invasion operations during the Napoleonic War. The Leopard is the subject of the cutaway drawings.

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Genre : History
Author : Rif Winfield
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015040169974


The Gun The Ship And The Pen Warfare Constitutions And The Making Of The Modern World

The Gun The Ship And The Pen Warfare Constitutions And The Making Of The Modern World

Vivid and magisterial, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen reconfigures the rise of a modern world through the advent and spread of written constitutions. A work of extraordinary range and striking originality, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen traces the global history of written constitutions from the 1750s to the twentieth century, modifying accepted narratives and uncovering the close connections between the making of constitutions and the making of war. In the process, Linda Colley both reappraises famous constitutions and recovers those that have been marginalized but were central to the rise of a modern world. She brings to the fore neglected sites, such as Corsica, with its pioneering constitution of 1755, and tiny Pitcairn Island in the Pacific, the first place on the globe permanently to enfranchise women. She highlights the role of unexpected players, such as Catherine the Great of Russia, who was experimenting with constitutional techniques with her enlightened Nakaz decades before the Founding Fathers framed the American constitution. Written constitutions are usually examined in relation to individual states, but Colley focuses on how they crossed boundaries, spreading into six continents by 1918 and aiding the rise of empires as well as nations. She also illumines their place not simply in law and politics but also in wider cultural histories, and their intimate connections with print, literary creativity, and the rise of the novel. Colley shows how—while advancing epic revolutions and enfranchising white males—constitutions frequently served over the long nineteenth century to marginalize indigenous people, exclude women and people of color, and expropriate land. Simultaneously, though, she investigates how these devices were adapted by peoples and activists outside the West seeking to resist European and American power. She describes how Tunisia generated the first modern Islamic constitution in 1861, quickly suppressed, but an influence still on the Arab Spring; how Africanus Horton of Sierra Leone—inspired by the American Civil War—devised plans for self-governing nations in West Africa; and how Japan’s Meiji constitution of 1889 came to compete with Western constitutionalism as a model for Indian, Chinese, and Ottoman nationalists and reformers. Vividly written and handsomely illustrated, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen is an absorbing work that—with its pageant of formative wars, powerful leaders, visionary lawmakers and committed rebels—retells the story of constitutional government and the evolution of ideas of what it means to be modern.

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Genre : History
Author : Linda Colley
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2021-03-30
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9781631498350


Gun Ship

Gun Ship

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Author : Mark Wayne McGinnis
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02-20
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1733514392


Frank On A Gun Boat

Frank On A Gun Boat

Reproduction of the original: Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Harry Castlemon
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2018-09-20
Total Pages : 140 Pages
ISBN : 9783734019395


The Seventy Four Gun Ship Hull Construction

The Seventy Four Gun Ship Hull Construction

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Genre : Naval architecture
Author : Jean Boudriot
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 166 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015011857060


The 100 Gun Ship Victory

The 100 Gun Ship Victory

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Genre : History
Author : John McKay
Publisher : Conway
Release : 2002-12
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 0851777988


The Seventy Four Gun Ship Fitting Out The Hull

The Seventy Four Gun Ship Fitting Out The Hull

The author, Jean Boudriot, is the world's leading authority on French warships of the sailing era and this work has been written to the highest standards of historical accuracy and research, benefiting from Boudriot's remarkable skill as a draughtsman. The author presents a highly detailed examination of the French 74-gun ship of the 18th century, and a large number of differences emerge from its rival and counterpart built in English yards. The 74-gun ship-of-the-line represents the expression of the art of the naval architect and formed the backbone of the fleets in the latter part of the 18th century. Boudriot has based this work on the 74' of around 1780: the ships that fought in the American War of Independence and later in the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars from 1793 to 1815 - vessels that would have been very familiar to English admirals from Rodney to Nelson. The second volume, Fitting Out the Hull, covers hull fittings, internal arrangements, ballast and stowage and the warrant-officers' stores.

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Genre : Naval architecture
Author : Jean Boudriot
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015011854018


The Seventy Four Gun Ship

The Seventy Four Gun Ship

This is the final and most extensive volume of a celebrated four- volume French study on the ship that formed the backbone of all the world's great navies in the eighteenth century. The magnificently illustrated, large-format book (9.5x12.5" presents detailed information on the manning and shiphandling of the French 74 of 1780. Some of the fascinating aspects covered are the officers and crew, life on board, naval evolutions and operations, and navigation. It is unarguably the most authoritative work ever published on the subject. Like its predecessors, Volume IV contains numerous illustrations and line drawings of superior quality. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Genre : History
Author : Jean Boudriot
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 1989-03
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 0870216155


The 20 Gun Ship Blandford

The 20 Gun Ship Blandford

This popular ship-design series is praised for its superb drawings and comprehensive text. Each book contains over 200 keyed line drawings as well as full descriptions of their design, construction, general arrangement, hull structure, operational history, and much moore. Numerous close-up and on-board photographs help to rekindle memories of these ships' exciting pasts.

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Author : Peter G. Goodwin
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 119 Pages
ISBN : 0870210580