American-Built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856 / Edition 1by William L. Crothers
Pub. Date: 02/25/2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
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.
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Table of ContentsIllustrationsTables Lists of American-Built Clipper Ships, 1850 - 1856 Alphabetical List of Vessels Chronological List of Vessels Acknowledgments Introduction 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 (and more...)
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This well researched book describes the characteristics, design, construction, and details of American built clipper ships from the mid 1800’s. The book is well illustrated and gives a unique insight into the design and construction of these beautiful ships. The book describes in detail the design, arrangements, hull framing and fastening, and outfitting of these great American ships. Tables summarize the arrangements and details of most American clipper ships of the subject period. Masting and rigging are not covered in detail but they are addressed in "The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850’s" by William L. Crothers.