Rigging in the Seventeenth Century Part I

By Alan Moore, published September 1912


The first quarter of the seventeenth century saw a rise of a method of rigging ships which lasted almost unchanged in its principal features for more than a hundred years. This article examines the rigging of the seventeenth century to show the changes and developments that there were, and to point out where difficulties arise and to suggest and invite explanations thereof. The inquiry is founded on works of rigging and seamanship, inventories of particular ships, contemporary pictures, prints, models and chance allusions in contemporary writings. To be continued.

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

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