Note: Naval Ship Launches as Public Spectacle 1773 to 1854

By Margarette Lincoln, published November 1997

Abstract

The reasons for a launch rather than a floating out of a large naval vessel is explained, together with the social benefits of sharing the excitement and ceremonial aspects of the event.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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