Betty Nelson Curryer
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press; First American Edition edition (August 1999)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.4 MB
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The anchor is among the most crucial items of kit on any vessel and probably the most universal motifs and logos on land--appearing in heraldic designs, on pub symptoms, and in churchyard sculpture, between different locations. This e-book explains how the 1st basic pierced stones constructed into the trendy units of this present day that carry the heaviest tremendous tankers. It starts off with the archaeological discoveries of the earliest and least difficult anchors and progresses to the time of the traditional Greeks, whilst the anchor had constructed to the shape all of us now realize. advancements over the subsequent thousand years are then defined and analyzed. all the a number of services of anchors are mentioned, from the smallest kedge anchor to the heaviest bower, as are their makes use of on forms of vessels and the importance of preserving grounds. Tables of anchor sizes are integrated. The booklet additionally bargains with comparable issues like anchor manufacture and dealing with, the creation of chain cables, and the tools of checking out and staining anchors. No nautical archaeologist, naval historian, modelmaker, yachtsman, or boatswain might be with out this easy reference device at the topic.