The Royal Yacht "Caroline", 1749 (Anatomy of the Ship)
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This book has been written principally for makers of ship models. In fact the research which forms the bulk of the material contained here was begun many years ago with the sole purpose of building a model of Royal Caroline, with Plate XLIX of Chapman's Architectura Navails Mercatoria as the only available item of information.
In addition to the most detailed plans, we have sought to provide as much information as possible concerning the ship's history and, within the limits of the available space, the contemporary construction techniques and fitting-out procedures, with particular reference to rigging.
Probably the scarcest volumes in the publisher's Anatomy of the Ship series, with a superb profusion of photos and drawings clearly illustrating the design and construction of this sumptuous vessel, a design which was to influence the building of fast-sailing naval ships for the rest of the century. This features the most detailed drawings ever produced for historical naval publications.