Note: XVII Century Topsail Yards

By L G Carr Laughton, published November 1912

Abstract

Carr Laughton takes issue with Alan Moore concerning the proportional length of topsail to lower yards in his MM Volume 2, Issue 9 article. He provides details of written sources which demonstrate that at the period in question the topsail yards were in fact in excess of half the length of the lower yard.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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