"The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development" (used book)
The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development
by Howard I. Chapelle
About the book
Used book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good condition. Previous owner's name on inside cover. Scuffing and tearing to the dust jacket
This is the most comprehensive book ever to be published on the sailing men-of-war of the United States Navy. The sailing-ship era of our Navy was highly picturesque and most important. It was an era that saw the founding of the United States, its development as a naval and maritime power, the foundation of a national maritime policy, and the establishment of the great and enduring traditions of the Navy.
Mr. Chapelle here presents a full story of the building of our sailing Navy from colonial times to the time of the last all-sailing man-of-war, built just prior to the Civil War. In this parade of ships pass those of glorious name, Constitution, Hancock, Confederacy, Washington, President, Essex, Constellation, as well as those smaller but nonetheless important sailing men-of-war that made the United States Navy respected throughout the world. The design and construction of every type of ship is fully detailed, with comments on trends in technical thought and administration as they affected American naval ships.