Document: The Ornamentation of Men-of-War 1703

By courtesy of W. G. Perrin, published January 1913


In response to an earlier query and subsequent answer concerning the introduction of the lion figurehead, Perrin provides the full text of an official letter of 1703 containing the instructions for the simplification of carvings carried by his Majesty’s ships. The letter also contains information on cabins and other shipboard equipment.

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Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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