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Egyptian Ship of the Punt Expedition. About 1600 b.c. From Dh-el-liahari . . . Frontispiece 2. The Oldest Known Ships. About 6000 r c. . . 10 3. Egyptian Boat of the Time of the Third Dynasty . n f4- Egyptian Boat of the Time of the Fourth Dynasty . jj * . Nile Barge carrying Obelisks. About 1600 b.c. . 20 6. Battleship of R mses III About 1200 b.c. . . 24 7. Portion of a Phoenician Galley. About 700 b.C. From 8. Greek Unireme. About 500 b.c. 30 9. Greek Bireme. About 500 b.c. 31 10....

Modern wooden sailingships

In consequence of these disasters a new and improved class of frigate was introduced into the Koyal Navy. What had happened in the case of the frigates took place also in regard to the sloops employed as cruisers. Fi j. bo.--Heavy French frigate of 17S0. Fi j. bo.--Heavy French frigate of 17S0. They were completely outmatched by the American vessels of corresponding class, and many of them were taken. In 1815, on the conclusion of the long wars with France, there was,...

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Fig. 55 is an illustration of this ship. She rendered great services to the country under the orders of Admiral Lord Hawke, especially in the memorable defeat of the French Navy off the island of Belle-isle in 1759. She was lost at Spithead in 1782, when being inclined in order to have some repairs to her bottom executed. She capsized, and went under, 900 men, women, and children being drowned in her. The Royal George was followed by several others of various rates and improved dimensions,...

Preface

An endeavour has been made in this handbook, as iar as space and scantiness ot material would permit, to trace the history oi the development ot wooden ships from the earliest times down to our own. Unfortunately, the task has been exceedingly difficult for the annals of shipbuilding have been very badly kept down to a quite recent period, and the statements made by old writers concerning ships are not only meagre but often extremely inaccurate. Moreover, the drawings and paintings of vessels...

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Direction which progress will inevitably take m the future. Here he will learn, for instance, how difficulties have been overcome in the past, and will be the better prepared to play his part in overcoming those with which he, in his turn, will be confronted. In such a museum he can study the advantages conferred upon the. owner, by the successive changes which have been effected in the materials, construction,-.(and the means of propulsion of ships. He. can trace, for instance, the effects of...