American-Built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856: Characteristics, Construction, and Details

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Februar 2000



Long of line, incredibly fleet, with tall, raking masts and clouds of sail, the great Yankee clipper ships stir dreams of romance and adventure. This book, the most important and detailed ever to appear on clipper ships, is the fruit of 35 years of research. Lavishly pictorial, it's a boon to maritime historians, model makers, and dreamers alike.


Lists of American-Built Clipper Ships, 1850 - 1856
Alphabetical List of Vessels
Chronological List of Vessels
Part I Prelude to Building the Ship
Chapter 1 Preparation for Construction
Chapter 2 Woods Used in Construction of the Clippers
Chapter 3 General Characteristics of Clipper Ship Hulls
Chapter 4 Fastenings, Hole Borers, and Fasteners
Chapter 5 Scarphs
Chapter 6 Representative Midship Sections
Part II Construction of the Hull
Chapter 7 Keel Assembly
Chapter 8 Stem and Sternpost Assemblies
Chapter 9 Square Frames and Floors
Chapter 10 Keelson and Deadwood Assemblies
Chapter 11 Half Frames, Cant Frames; Bow and Stern Timbering
Chapter 12 Diagonal Iron Bracing; Hull Stiffening; Hold Ceiling
Chapter 13 Stanchions
Chapter 14 Beams and Knees
Chapter 15 Hooks and Pointers
Chapter 16 Mast Steps, Trusses, and Bracing
Chapter 17 Waterways, Binding Strakes, and Tween-Decks Ceiling
Chapter 18 Planksheer, Rails, and Bulwarks
Chapter 19 Bitts; Hatch Coamings; Deck Planking; Forecastle and Poop Decks
Chapter 20 Salting; Exterior Planking; Headboards; Mouldings
Chapter 21 Cargo Ports; Scuppers; Channels; Rudder
Part III Completion of the Ship
Chapter 22 Metal Sheathing
Chapter 23 Colors of the Ships
Chapter 24 Hull Ornamentation
Chapter 25 Figureheads and Carved Stemheads
Chapter 26 Weather Deck Arrangements
Chapter 27 Fittings and Outfits
Chapter 28 Ship Interiors
Chapter 29 Mast and Spar Arrangements
Chapter 30 Rigging
Chapter 31 Flags and Signals
Chapter 32 Entry into Valhalla: Fate of the Vessels
Chapter 33 Conclusion and Comment


In a real sense, William L. Crothers spent his entire adult life preparing this book. Hired by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in the early 1930s, he retired after 35 years' service in naval ship design. During his long and productive career he developed the ability to draw extraordinarily crisp and detailed ship plans. And he developed a fascination with the American clipper ship--which he pursued through all the maritime museums in the United States and several in England.
EAN: 9780071358231
ISBN: 0071358234
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2000
Seitenanzahl: 556 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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