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The Sailing Frigate (A History In Ship Models) Robert Gardiner

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Illustrated from the Collections of the National Maritime Museum.




I picked up this book a few months ago and I can say I am really pleased with it.  It is a very nice collection of photos and has a nice description of each model presented with a tie-in to the historical basis of each type.


It is a small short book only 128 pages but very nicely presented.  




1  Prehistory 1600-1689

2  Guerre De Course 1689-1713

3  The Establishment Era 1706-1748

4  The "True Frigate" 1748-1778

5  The Heavy Frigate 1778-1815

6  The Last Generation 1815-1850


Inside these chapters are nice descriptions of the development of the bow and stern framings, sweep ports, number and type of armaments, ships boats etc.


What is really nice is every model presented has a nice little catalogue number attached to it called a SLR number and you can enter that number into the National Maritime Museums website and you can see addition photos of the model in question.


Overall a good addition to my library.


Here are a few random pictures to give you a look at the layout.





p.s.  There is another book in the series coming out later this year called  Ship Of The Line (A History In Ship Models) by Brian Lavery

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