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Eighteenth century rigs & rigging /
Karl Heinz Marquardt.
1st English ed., rev. and expanded.
London : Conway Maritime Press, 1992.
330 p. : ill.
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London : Conway Maritime Press, 1992.
general note
Nautical terms in English, French, and German.
Translation of: Bemastung und Takelung von Schiffen des 18. Jahrhunderts.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Karl Heinz Marquardt is an internationally-known ship modeller and has spent a lifetime researching his subject. He has carried out much restoration work, which invariably involves rigging, and has drawn and devised model plans. He has models in some 11 European museums as well as in Australia where he has spent the last 20 years. He is a fine draughtsman and drew all the diagrams and sketches for this book
Bowker Data Service Summary
Based upon contemporary sources as well as studies involving replica vessels, Karl Heinz Marquardt's unique study explains and illustrates the individual rigging features of a wide range of vessels dating back to the heyday of the sailing ship.
Main Description
Studies of the masting and rigging of sailing ships have hitherto been limited in geographical scope or in types of vessels covered; Eighteenth-century Rigs & Rigging is the first truly comprehensive work in its field. Coverage includes all major ship types of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Asia, both warships and merchant vessels, throughout the century in which the sailing ship was at its apogee. Drawing together all the major contemporary sources (including Steel, Chapman, Falconer, Roding and Darcy Lever) as well as the most authoritative studies from more recent times, the author presents an astute synthesis of all available knowledge. Commentary on the development and significant features of each rig is complemented by detailed descriptions of lines, blocks and the sails themselves, by belaying plans and descriptions of knots, hitches and ropework, and by extensive tables of rigging dimensions. Over 1200 of the author's high-quality line drawings illustrate the book throughout, and rigging terms in the text are given in French and German as well as English. This is an indispensable reference work for ship modellers, maritime historians and enthusiasts and provides a remarkable insight into the most complex technology of the period, from an English First Rate to a Fuchow pole junk. Book jacket.
Main Description
This lavishly illustrated volume is the first truly comprehensive study of eighteenth-century rigging from the English First Rate to the Fuchow pole junk. Covering all the warships and merchant vessels of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia, noted author Karl Heinz Marquardt draws on contemporary sources as well as recent authoritative studies to provide well-documented commentary on the development and significant features of each rig and detailed descriptions of lines blocks, and sails, along with belaying plans of knots, hitches, and ropework. More than 1,200 line drawings, extensive tables of rigging dimensions, and indexes with a full listing of rigging terms in French, German, and English complete this indispensable reference on a complex yet fascinating subject.
Unpaid Annotation
A lavishly illustrated study of eighteenth-century rigging from the English First Rate to the Fuchow pole junk.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 10
Lower masts
Topmasts and topgallant masts
Varying dimensions and construction methods for smaller vessels
Tables 1-52
Rigging of Spars (Ship Rig)
Flying jib-boom
Spritsail yard
Sprit topmast
Sprit topsail yard
Lower masts
Fore yard and main yard
Crossjack yard
Mizzen yard
Mizzen boom
Driver boom
Driver yard
Snow mast, trysail mast
Main and fore topsail yards
Mizzen topsail yard
Topgallant masts
Topgallant yards
Royal masts
Royal yards
Studdingsail booms
Bumkins or boomkins
Northern Variants of Ship Rig
Catp. 107
Barkp. 108
Krayp. 109
Skerry-boatp. 110
Dutch herring-bussp. 111
Fly-boat, Dutch flightp. 111
Jackass bark, jigger bark, hermaphrodite barkp. 112
Rigs for Two-Masted and Smaller Vessels
Snowp. 115
Brigp. 115
Brigantinep. 117
Bilanderp. 118
Ketch or howkerp. 118
Schoonerp. 120
Luggerp. 122
Doggerp. 123
Galliotp. 124
Dutch galeasp. 125
Ketch-yachtp. 127
Yachtp. 127
Dutch state or pleasure yachtp. 127
Sloopp. 128
Lighter, hoyp. 130
Norwegian jekta (yacht)p. 130
Cutterp. 130
Details of Single-Mast Rig
Bowsprit and jib
Flying jib
Topmast and topgallant mast
Crossjack yard
Squaresail boom
Topsail yard
Trysail or storm mainsail
Squaresail or crossjack
Topgallant sail
Gaff topsail
Lower studdingsails
Topmast studdingsails
Ringtail sail
Water sail
Save-all topsail
Rigs for Vessels with Spritsails
Koffp. 138
Tjalkp. 139
Smack, Dutch hoyp. 140
Aakp. 140
Sprit rigging
Barges and lighters
Strikeable masts, tabernacle masts
Rigs for Boats
Launches, longboatsp. 144
Pinnaces and rowing barges
Cutters and jolly boats
Foreign and Exotic Rigs
Cut and Shape of Sails
Main coursep. 180
Fore coursep. 181
Mizzen coursep. 181
Driver, spankerp. 182
Try-sail, spencerp. 183
Main topsailp. 183
Fore topsailp. 184
Mizzen topsailp. 185
Main topgallant sailp. 185
Fore topgallant sailp. 186
Mizzen topgallant sailp. 186
Main royal sailp. 186
Fore royal sailp. 186
Mizzen royal sailp. 186
Sprit coursep. 186
Sprit topsailp. 186
Sprit topgallant sailp. 186
Sky-scraper, sky-sailp. 187
Squaresail, crossjackp. 187
Topsailp. 187
Save-all topsailp. 187
Topgallant sailp. 188
Gaff mainsailp. 188
Gaff topsailp. 188
Main staysailp. 189
Fore staysailp. 189
Foresailp. 189
Mizzen staysailp. 190
Storm mizzenp. 190
Main topmast staysailp. 190
Fore topmast staysailp. 190
Inner jibp. 190
Storm jibp. 191
Middle staysailp. 191
Mizzen topmast staysailp. 192
Main topgallant staysail
Jibp. 192
Flying jibp. 193
Mizzen topgallant staysailp. 193
Main royal staysail or spindle staysailp. 193
Lower main studdingsailp. 193
Lower fore studdingsailp. 194
Main topmast studdingsailp. 194
Fore topmast studdingsailp. 194
Mizzen topmast studdingsailp. 194
Main topgallant studdingsailp. 194
Fore topgallant studdingsailp. 194
Watersailp. 195
Ringtail sailp. 195
Wingsail for a ketchp. 195
Smoke-sailp. 195
Tables 54-59
Rigging of Sails
Running Rigging to Sails
Main course
Fore course
Mizzen course
Early driver
New driver (merchantmen)
New driver (men-of-war)
Main topsail
Fore topsail
Mizzen topsail
Main topgallant sail
Fore topgallant sail
Mizzen topgallant sail
Royal sails
Spritsail course
Sprit topsail
Main staysail
Fore staysail
Mizzen staysail
Main topmast staysail
Fore topmast staysail
Middle staysail
Inner jib
Mizzen topmast staysail
Main topgallant staysail
Flying jib
Mizzen topgallant staysail
Main royal staysail
Mizzen royal staysail, mizzen spindle staysail
Lower studdingsails
Top studdingsails
Topgallant studdingsails
Ringtail sailp. 241
Wingsail for a ketchp. 241
Belaying Plansp. 242
Blocks and Tackles
Miscellaneous blocks
Tackle, purchase
Cordage, Splices, Hitches and Knots
Hitches and bends
Miscellaneous ropework
Netting and other Accessories
Proportional lengths of standing and running rigging of all ships (Steel, 1794)p. 267
Circumference of all rigging in an English ship at the beginning of the century (Davis, 1711)p. 274
Dimensions of standing and running rigging of men-of-war (Steel, 1794)p. 278
Dimensions of standing and running rigging of brigs of 160 tons, cutters of 200 tons, sloops of 130 tons and ketches of 150 tons (Steel, 1794)p. 296
Dimensions of standing and running rigging of merchant shipping (Steel, 1794)
'Proportion of the rigging of a Ship of near Six hundred Tuns...' (Sutherland, 1711)p. 307
Rigging of the East Indiaman Degrave (Davis, 1711)p. 311
Rigging of the Sixth Rate HMS Swan (Davis, 1711)p. 313
Rigging of a Fifth Rate (Davis, 1711)p. 316
Rigging of the Fourth Rate HMS Bonadventure (Davis, 1711)p. 318
Rigging of the Third Rate HMS Lennox (Davis, 1711)p. 321
Rigging of the Second Rate HMS Vanguard (Davis, 1711)p. 323
Rigging of the First Rate HMS Royal Sovereign (Davis, 1711)p. 326
Bibliographyp. 329
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