Age of Sail by Dr Nicholas Tracy
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Age of Sail
By Dr Nicholas Tracy

The Age of Sail

The International Annual of the Historic Sailing Ship v. 1

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Age of Sail by Dr Nicholas Tracy

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From the eclipse of the galley in the sixteenth century until the widespread introduction of steam propulsion in the mid-nineteenth century the sailing warship was the major instrument of naval warfare. The Age of Sail annual will explore all aspects of maritime warfare during this period. Although the major components of the sailing ship changed little in these years, advances in design and construction refined the form. More strident advances occurred in fighting tactics. Ships began to fight in fleets in the sixteenth century, with the line of battle developing in the seventeenth century. This defensive formation was designed to minimise the chances of suffering a decisive defeat. It was not until the latter part of the eighteenth century that certain officers in the Royal Navy broke free from this rigid tactic and implemented an aggressive approach designed to bring about decisive results. Central to the development of sailing navies, were advances made in the infrastructure of naval administration. Re-supplying at sea, combating disease and ill health, the development of a professional officer corps all added to the effectiveness of naval forces. Growing world trade, in partic

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780851779256
ISBN-10: 0851779255
Format: Hardback
(278mm x 203mm x 20mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Conway Maritime Press Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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