Ships of British Oak, by A J Holland

Ships of British Oak, the rise and decline of wooden shipbuilding in Hampshire
by A J Holland

Before the Industrial Revolution shipbuilding was, for some time, concentrated in Hampshire because of the Portsmouth Dockyard and the proximity of ample supplies of timber. Between 1690 and 1820 13 shipbuilding yards in Hampshire launched over 200 naval vessels.This book describes the general background to the industry of those days and then gives a colourful account of Hampshire shipbuilding in commercial or merchants’ yards from the latter part of the 17th century to the decline of wooden shipbuilding in 1815. Methods of construction, materials, systems of tendering for men-of-war, rates of pay and working conditions are all examined and some emphasis has been placed on the more important shipbuilders such as Henry Adams, George Parsons and many others.

Hardback with protective cellophane cover. Very good condition.

204 pages. 12 pages of black and white photographs.
145 mm x 222 mm (approx. 5.75 in x 8.75 in)
1971, David Charles Publishers, Newton Abbot


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Weight .9 kg
Dimensions 24 × 18 × 3 cm