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Galleon The great ships of the Armada era by Peter Kirsch

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First German edition in 1988
First English edition in 1990

With as subject the history, origin and end of the galleons in Spain England the Netherlands, Portugal France, Scandinavia ..
Construction Rules and armament
Strategy for attack and defense
Life and routine on board
The men on board (who did what)


With beautiful photos, drawings and plans.


Detailed description of the original "Stockholm Galleon model"

Description of a built model of this galleon.



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Evening all:


By a coincidence, I recently bought a copy of this through 'Bookfinder', a site recommended by another contributor on this forum. 


The book is very detailed, and will teach almost any reader a lot they did not know previously. The reconstruction is based on the Stockholm model and on an anonymous treatise on shipbuilding dated around 1620, which is again very detailed, and gives a step-by-step guide to constructing a draught of a ship (although it contains some errors in the mathematics used, corrected in this book)


I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in ships of this period, or with a general interest in their history or construction.


All the best,


Mark P

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