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An history of marine architecture: volume 2
Charnock, J.M. (2015). An history of marine architecture: volume 2. Facsimile (1801). Cambridge University Press: [s.l.]. ISBN 9781108084123. 496 pp.
Continues:
Charnock, J.M. (2015). An history of marine architecture: volume 1. Facsimile (1800). Cambridge University Press: [s.l.]. ISBN 9781108084116. C + 368 pp., more
Continued by:
Charnock, J.M. (2015). An history of marine architecture: volume 3. Facsimile (1802). Cambridge University Press: [s.l.]. ISBN 9781108084642. 436 pp., more

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    Naval architecture

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  • Charnock, J.M.

Abstract
    After completing his studies at Trinity College, Oxford, John Charnock (1756-1807) joined the Royal Navy as a volunteer. Though details of his career at sea are lacking, he is known to have embarked on assiduous research into historical and contemporary naval affairs, and he cultivated contacts with many serving officers. His six-volume Biographia Navalis (1794-8), flawed yet still useful, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Published in three volumes from 1800 to 1802, the present work stands as the first serious study of naval architecture in Britain in particular, while also noting major developments in Europe and beyond. The volumes are illustrated throughout with numerous designs of vessels. Volume 2 (1801) opens by considering Venetian and Genoese seafaring in the middle of the fifteenth century. Significant space is then given to the navies of the Tudors and Stuarts, and to changes in Europe up to the end of the seventeenth century.

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