THE SLOOP OF WAR 1650-1763


McLaughlan, I. 288 Pág. Cartoné. 30×25.

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This is the first study in depth of the Royal Navy’s vital but largely ignored small craft. In the age of sail they were built in huge numbers and in far greater variety then the more regulated major warships, so they present a particular challenge to any historian attempting a coherent design history. However, this book charts in detail the development of all the ancillary types, variously described in the seventeenth century as sloops, ketches, brigantines,advice boats and even yachts, as they coalese in the single eighteenth-century category of Sloop of War.