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Widely used among young 19th-century officers in the Royal Navy and East India Company, this now-rare volume offers clear definitions and copious illustrations of the principles of rigging and other aspects of seamanship-tacking, use of a compass, splicing ropes, making sails, and much more. A must for ship fanciers and naval historians.
2012 Reprint of 1819 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This is a highly illustrative and important rigging and seamanship manual of early 19th century, first published by Darcy Lever in 1808. It was regarded as a standard textbook for the Merchant and Royal Navy. The manual includes 111 explanatory plates containing 587 illustrations covering all aspects of practical seamanship including sails, shrouds, masts, tackles, ropes, knotting, rigging, ship positions, anchors, buoys and the compass. Ever wonder how the rigging looked, or how the seamen rove up the standing rigging? Ever wonder how to right a ship on her beam ends? Ever wonder how sailors famous sailors of the era remembered all the terms and procedures, or what they referred to while they mastered the art of seamanship? This book is one of the tools they employed.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; Or, A Key To The Leading Of Rigging, And To Practical Seamanship Darcy Lever, George William Blunt E. & G.W. Blunt, 1853 Masts and rigging; Seamanship
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