Early Tonnage Measurement in England: Part II Rules for Ships Built for and Hired by the Navy

By W. Salisbury, published May 1966


The numerous wars fought by Britain between the 15th century and the 19th century required rules of measurement of tonnage both for construction of naval ships and for hiring merchant ships. Beginning with the “Baker” rule prior to 1628 and extending to 1872 the author provides an extensive and exhaustive review of the variations in methods for calculating ship tonnage.

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Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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