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Pilot Cutters Under Sail

Author : Tom Cunliffe
ISBN : 9781473853072
Genre : Transportation
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The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years.??Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft; their speed and close-windedness, their strength and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of particular elegance, all to guide the mariner through the rough and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, bought them an enviable reputation.??This new book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels. The author, perhaps the most experienced sailor of the type, describes the ships themselves, their masters and crews, and the skills they needed for the competitive and dangerous work of pilotage. He explains the differences between the craft of disparate coasts Ð of the Scilly Isles and the Bristol Channel, of northern France, and the wild coastline of Norway Ð and weaves into the history of their development the stories of the men who sailed them.??Written to complement the recent histories of pilot schooners and open boat pilotage, edited and written by the author, this book will be an essential addition to the libraries of historians and enthusiasts of traditional boats.??As seen in the Wiltshire Times.
Category: Transportation

Pilots Pilot Schooners Of North America And Great Britain

Author : Tom Cunliffe
ISBN : 9780937822692
Genre : History
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Tom Cunliffe is a well-known British writer and sailing enthusiast who's Bristol Channel Pilot cutter Hirta is familiar to TV viewers in the UK.
Category: History

Small Boats And Daring Men

Author : Benjamin Armstrong
ISBN : 9780806163161
Genre : History
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Two centuries before the daring exploits of Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders captured the public imagination, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps were already engaged in similarly perilous missions: raiding pirate camps, attacking enemy ships in the dark of night, and striking enemy facilities and resources on shore. Even John Paul Jones, father of the American navy, saw such irregular operations as critical to naval warfare. With Jones’s own experience as a starting point, Benjamin Armstrong sets out to take irregular naval warfare out of the shadow of the blue-water battles that dominate naval history. This book, the first historical study of its kind, makes a compelling case for raiding and irregular naval warfare as key elements in the story of American sea power. Beginning with the Continental Navy, Small Boats and Daring Men traces maritime missions through the wars of the early republic, from the coast of modern-day Libya to the rivers and inlets of the Chesapeake Bay. At the same time, Armstrong examines the era’s conflicts with nonstate enemies and threats to American peacetime interests along Pacific and Caribbean shores. Armstrong brings a uniquely informed perspective to his subject; and his work—with reference to original naval operational reports, sailors’ memoirs and diaries, and officers’ correspondence—is at once an exciting narrative of danger and combat at sea and a thoroughgoing analysis of how these events fit into concepts of American sea power. Offering a critical new look at the naval history of the Early American era, this book also raises fundamental questions for naval strategy in the twenty-first century.
Category: History

Coast Guard Under Sail

Author : Irving H. King
ISBN : UCAL:B4447269
Genre : History
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Traces the early history of the Coast Guard, looks at its role in time of war, and recounts rescues and encounters with pirates, as well as daily routine
Category: History

The Ship Under Sail

Author : Edward Keble Chatterton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041320115
Genre : Sailing
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Category: Sailing

Voyaging Under Sail

Author : Eric C. Hiscock
ISBN : NYPL:33433044704397
Genre : Sailing
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Category: Sailing

Sea Breezes

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132646212
Genre : Transportation
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Category: Transportation

The Mariner S Mirror

Author : Leonard George Carr Laughton
ISBN : UOM:39015081883780
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain