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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 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108084123

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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 2 (1801) opens by considering Venetian and Genoese seafaring in the middle of the fifteenth century. Significant space is then given to the navies of the Tudors and Stuarts, and to changes in Europe up to the end of the seventeenth century.

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    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108084123
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 211 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. State of the Venetian and Genoese marine
    2. Account of the British navy
    3. State of the British navy under Edward VI and Mary
    4. Internal or civil regulations
    5. Civil economy of the royal navy in the reigns of Henry VII and VIII
    6. Number of ships built for the public service
    7. The condition of the Venetian, Genoese, Spanish, French and Dutch marine
    8. State of the British navy at the accession of James I
    9. Report of the commissioners
    10. Continuation of the report
    11. Squadrons fitted our against the Algerines
    12. State of the Venetian and Genoese marine
    13. The maritime power of the United Provinces
    14. State of the Russian marine
    15. Political situation of Great Britain after the death of Charles I
    16. Flourishing state of the British navy
    17. Active measures taken by King William
    18. Principles of marine architecture.

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    John Charnock

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