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Table of Contents of
Merchant sailing ships, 1775-1815; sovereignty of sail

by
David R. MacGregor


© 1985 Naval Institute Press

Reproduced 2001 with permission of the publisher

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CONTENTS

PREFACES 7

CHAPTER I: INVENTION AND TRADE

Introduction 11 Shipbuilding 12 The engineer 15 The British Navigation Laws 17 Various ocean trades 19 Trade to India and the East 23

CHAPTER 2: SQUARE RIG AND FORE AND AFT 1775-1793

Classification of hull-form 29 Masts, sails and rigging in three-masted vessels 44 The Earl of Pembroke and shipbuilding at Whitby and on the north-east coast 57 Contemporary appraisal of ship design 64 Design and construction of three-masted vessels 69 Two-masted square-rigged vessels 81 Schooners 92 Vessels with one or two masts 99

CHAPTER 3: SQUARE RIG AND FORE AND AFT REFERENCES 1793-1815

West Indiaman of 330 tons 109 Hilhouse of Bristol 115 Brocklebank of Whitehaven 119 Shipbuilders in the north of England 127 Steele & Carswell of Greenock 134 Brigs and brigantines 136 Colliers 139 Some brigs compared 146 Appraisal of American design 149 Two-masted schooners 151 Three-masted schooners 157 Ketch or galleas and galliot 160 Single-masted craft 167 Sliding-keels and centreboards 170

CHAPTER 4: EAST INDIAMEN

Ships of the Honourable East India Company 173 Design appraisal of East Indiamen 186 The regular ship Farquharson 195 Passages in the Farquharson 202 Extra ships and the Coromandel 205 Later life of an Indiaman 206 APPENDICES 209 REFERENCES 212 SOURCES 216 INDEX 218

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