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Table of Contents of
Merchant Sailing Ships, 1815-1850: supremacy of sail

by
David R. MacGregor


© 1984 Naval Institute Press

Reproduced 2001 with permission of the publisher

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY 1815-1850

Protection of trade and shipping 9 Protection of shipbuilding 13 Lloyd's Register of shipping 16 Appraisal of early iron shipbuilding 18 Alterations in tonnage measurement 19

CHAPTER 2: SQUARE RIG AND FORE-AND-AFT 1815-1835

Preservation of records 21 Books on naval architecture by Hedderwick and Richardson 22 Sails and rigging 26 Topsails on the doublings: a Dutch three-masted galliot 30 Hilhouse, Hill & Co of Bristol 35 Adams of Buckler's Hard 35 Bayley of Ipswich 40 Annesley's laminated construction 41 Alexander Hall of Aberdeen 41 Robert Steele & Co of Greenock 45 Deck arrangements 46 Colliers and other brigs 49 Hedderwick's schooner Glasgow and her rig 55 Adoption of schooner rig 62 One and two-masted rigs 63 Alexander Hall's sloops and smacks 72 Three-masted schooners 74 T & J Brocklebank and the barquentine Bonanza 74 The Baffin and other whalers 80

CHAPTER 3: SQUARE RIG AND FORE-AND-AFT 1835-1850

Introduction 88 James Geddie and the Arab 90 Alexander Hallo's ships 93 Alexander Stephen of Arbroath and Dundee 96 T & J Brocklebank and other shipbuilders of northwest England 100 Wooden shipbuillding in southern and south-western England 105 Shipbuilders in Canada 111 Some brigs compared 112 Barquentines 122 The Violet and other brigantines 123 Polacres 130 The schooner Victoria 134 Other schooners 139 Ketch, galleas, cloop and barge 142 Iron ships and the John Garrow 147 Wire rigging 150 John Grantham 153 Iron construction in small vessels 153 American ship design 159 Conclusions 160

CHAPTER 4: PASSENGER FRIGATES AND PACKET SHIPS 1815-1850

Successors to the East Indiamen 161 North Atlantic packets 163 The Seringapatam and other early passenger frigates 170 Frigates of the forties 176 The Marlborough and Blenheim 178 APPENDICES 182 REFERENCES 184 SOURCES 187 INDEX 189

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