Sailing Vessel Types in the German Merchant Marine, 1869

By J Lyman, published May 1971


Based on an existing contemporary survey and other documents this assessment correlates types of sailing vessels predominant on the North Sea and Baltic coasts of the federation of states that later formed the basis of modern Germany. Five classifications are covered: one by rig alone and four by rig and hull features. The subdivision of these types into sea, river and inland waterway use together with estimations of tonnage provides detailed technical information on the variation of rigs, design features and any national origins that may have migrated from associated ship-building trends in different areas.

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Filed under: Baltic | North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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