Merchantmen Under Sail 1815 to 1932

By Basil Lubbock, published February 1957

Abstract

In this paper Lubbock takes us through the rapid development of merchant sailing ships from Napoleonic times to the Eriksons of Mariehamn. At the beginning of the period, hundreds of vessels were required for coastal and oceanic trading, as 700 tons was regarded as a large ship. The paper briefly describes all the stages of development of the merchantman, through the Blackwall frigate, the Clippers, and culminating in the giant four and five masted P-line ships of Carl Laeisz. The paper also records the notable passages to and from the East, Australasia and South America, both passenger and cargo.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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