Based on the sailing program of the U.S. Naval Academy, offers detailed instructions for all levels of experience on developing and maintaining effective sailing skills, in an edition that includes updates on equipment and safety.
Systems of Projectiles and Rifling, with Practical Suggestions for Their Improvement, as Embraced in a Report to the Chief of Ordnance, U. S. A. with Appendix, Containing the Report of the Board on Experimental Rifled Guns, on the Proof of an Eight-inch Converted Rifle. [164 P. 36 Pl. Sq.F.]
An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-war, 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: London [England] : Conway Maritime
Category: Sailing ships
Describes the proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world. In order to explain even the most complex evolution clearly, over 350 line drawings were specially commissioned. Every aspect of handling a man-of-war is detailed and illustrated from original sources.
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