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Look Inside An History of Marine Architecture

An History of Marine Architecture
Including an Enlarged and Progressive View of the Nautical Regulations and Naval History, Both Civil and Military, of All Nations, Especially of Great Britain

Volume 3


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108084642

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  • After completing his studies at Trinity College, Oxford, John Charnock (1756–1807) joined the Royal Navy as a volunteer. Though details of his career at sea are lacking, he is known to have embarked on assiduous research into historical and contemporary naval affairs, and he cultivated contacts with many serving officers. His six-volume Biographia Navalis (1794–8), flawed yet still useful, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Published in three volumes from 1800 to 1802, the present work stands as the first serious study of naval architecture in Britain in particular, while also noting major developments in Europe and beyond. The volumes are illustrated throughout with numerous designs of vessels. Volume 3 (1802) covers changes across the entire eighteenth century, with some discussion of African and Asian examples. The work concludes with various experimental and practical considerations relating to effective shipbuilding and seafaring.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108084642
    • length: 510 pages
    • dimensions: 298 x 210 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.34kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Political account of the different navies of Europe
    2. Improvements in marine architecture
    3. The British navy at the commencement of the eighteenth century
    4. Conditions of the different navies of Europe
    5. State of the British marine
    6. Effects of war on the Spanish marine
    7. The British navy in 1739
    8. Alterations to the principles of construction
    9. Avidity for maritime pursuits
    10. Comparative view of the naval powers in Europe
    11. Ships built for the Royal Navy from 1700 to 1800
    12. Marine belonging to the different African powers
    13. General principles of marine architecture
    14. The different formation of the bow
    15. Obscurity of the terms used in marine architecture
    16. Causes of the imperfections in marine architecture.

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    John Charnock

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