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Her displacement at load line if 2000 tons her actual tonnage worked out at 1298 her length 220-5 feet, breadth 37 ieet, depth 22-GO feet, and her load draught 19-25 feet. It will be noticed that she has double topsails, and her lines will give one an adequate idea of the famous clippers of the 'sixties. he effect of the opening of the Suez Canal in the year 1870 was to place most of the trade to the East into steamers, which by now had become the deadliest enemy of the sailing ship. It...

The Development Of The Sailing Ship In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries

From the older form, presently to consider, SHALL endeavour in this chapter to conclude the narrative of the large sailing ship, all of whose sails, excepting her triangular lieadsails and the staysails an the new shape which we have seen the nrzzen take, are square, and carried athwart the mast. Neither the fore-and-aft rig, nor those hybrid developments of squaresail and fore-and-aft rig, will be considered until the following chapter, in order that our attention may not now be distracted and...

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A Seventeenth-century English Warsl > To act title-page From a paintiDg by Charles Dixon. I lav -Barge Htadpitce to rre ace 2. Norwegian Jaegt * 13 8. Egyptian Ship of about 6000 b.c. 22 From an amphora found u Upper Egypt, pnd now in the British Museum (Painted Pottery of Predynastic Period, Case 5, No. 35324). 4. Egyptian Ship of the Eit'lh Dynasty 30 Prom wall paintings in the Temple of Deir-el-Bahari. 5 and 6. Model of an Egyptian Ship of the Twelfth Prom a tomb at Hitch excavated J006-7....