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I’m a big fan of the Anatomy of the Ship series of books from Conway Maritime Press although I don’t have all the ones I would like to have. Two of the volumes I have, The Pandora Frigate and Transport Bounty, have detailed rigging charts. The one for the Pandora is particularly comprehensive, giving lengths and diameters of every line. I notice though that some of the other Anatomy of the Ship books that cover sailing vessels do not include much description of rigging. I would like to collect more of the Anatomy of the Ship books and I would be most interested in owning those that include the detailed rigging tables. Can I ask members of this website to suggest which volumes would include the detailed rigging information? I have the standard rigging only type books: Steel Lees Lever ect. I’m interested in the Conway books. Thanks guys!




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No Problem.  I was surprised Marquardt didn't have any - his 18th Century Rigs & Rigging book has a plethora of that type of information!


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Laverys´ AOTS The 74 Gun ship Bellona has a considerable amount of info on rigging. eg. Sizes and length of all standing rigging. There is very little in Whites´ AOTS The Frigate Diana book,so not of much use to you.


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The Conway book of the Victory has a very very detailed rigging table.

Since the ship still exist, the informations provided are hystorically very correct.

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