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4 hours ago, Rob206 said:

I've ordered both modeling books from ME, but I'm very interested in 17th and 18th century ships and their history. Galleons especially.  I was hoping to get a suggested reading list on historical ships not related to modeling. Thanks 

I will see what I have that may be of use to you.  Are you interested in any particular nation?



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21 hours ago, Rob206 said:

Not any particular nation. More so time period 

Here are a few items which may be of use to you:


Brooks, F. W. 1927. “A French Eighteenth-Century Document On The Construction Of Galleys.” The Mariner’s Mirror 13 (3): 238–47. https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.1927.10655426
Gardiner, Robert, and Richard W. Unger, eds. 1994. Cogs, Caravels, and Galleons: The Sailing Ship, 1000-1650. Conway’s History of the Ship. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
Gray, Randal. 1978. “SPINOLA’S GALLEYS IN THE NARROW SEAS, 1599–1603.” The Mariner’s Mirror 64 (1): 71–83. https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.1978.10659067
Hoving, Ab J. 2014. 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships: Text, Photos and Plans for the Ship Modeler. Florence, OR: SeaWatch Books. http://www.seawatchbooks.com/114003
Kirsch, Peter. 1990. The Galleon: The Great Ships of the Armada Era. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002216432
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Rob 206,

The Restoration Warship by Richard Endsor.

The Warship Anne by Richard Endsor.

Old Ships Figureheads and Sterns by L.G. Carr Laughton.

First Rate by Rif Winfield.


Two other books which may be of interest to you.

The Rogers Collection of Dockyard Models 1st and 2nd rates by Grant H. Walker.

17th and +18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection by Arnold and Henry Kriegstein.

These books are published by Seawatch Books who advertise on this forum main page.


The Endsor titles are both available on Abe Books,didn't check the other two but they probably are too.

These should hopefully cover some of your 17th century interests.


Dave :dancetl6:


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