Sailing Ships and Their Story :the Story of Their Development from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

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Lippincott, 1915 - 361 pągines
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Pągina 212 - The upperworke of the said galeons was of thicknesse and strength sufficient to beare off musketshot. The lower worke and the timbers thereof were out of measure strong, being framed of plankes and ribs foure or five foote in thicknesse, insomuch that no bullets could pierce them, but such as were discharged hard at hand; which afterward prooved true, for a great number of bullets were founde to sticke fast within the massie substance of those thicke plankes.
Pągina 77 - But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country ; 28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms : and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
Pągina 132 - The principall purpose of his traveile this way was to encrease the knowledge and discoverie of these coasts and countreyes for the more commoditie of fishing of horse-whales,* which have in their teeth bones of great price and excellencie ; whereof he brought some at his returne unto the king. Their skinnes are also very good to make cables for shippes, and so used.
Pągina 223 - Every man to his charge! Dowse your topsail to salute him for the sea! Hail him with a noise of trumpets!' 'Whence is your ship?' 'Of Spain — whence is yours?
Pągina 160 - Policie," it appears that Henry the Fifth built other large ships : " And if I should conclude all by the King Henrie the flft, what was his purposing, When at Hampton he made the great DROMONS Which passed other great Ships of all the Commons ; The Trinitie, the Grace de Dieu, the Holy Ghost, And other moe, which as now be lost.
Pągina 118 - It is the opinion of experts in naval architecture that for model and workmanship this vessel is a masterpiece, nor for beauty of lines and symmetrical proportions could she be surpassed today by any man connected with the art of designing or building ships.
Pągina 188 - ... and devices. And above the fore-castle, on a staff inclining forwards, you ought to have a pennon of your colours and devices ; as also at the two corners of the castle. Amidships there ought to be two square banners emblazoned with your arms. On the after-castle, high above the rudder, you ought to have a large square banner, larger than any of the others. And on each side of this castle, as you face towards the mast, there ought to be five or six square banners, not so large as that above the...
Pągina 196 - Two decks and a half is sufficient to yield shelter and lodging for men and mariners, and no more charging at all higher, but only one low cabin for the master.
Pągina 223 - Let fly your colours (if you have a consort, else not)! Out with all your sails! A steady man to the helm — sit close to keep her steady! Give him chase (or fetch him up!) — 'He holds his own!
Pągina 212 - ... to strengthen them against the battery of shot. " The galliasses were of such bignesse, that they contained within them chambers, chapels, turrets, pulpits, and other commodities of great houses. The galliasses were rowed with great oares, there being in eche one of them 300 slaves for the same purpose, and were able to do great service with the force of their ordinance.

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