The Study of Ship Models

By L. G. Carr Laughton, published February 1925


Carr Laughton was concerned that although much had been written about historic ship models it was still extremely difficult to identify an unknown model or accurately place it within a precise class or period. The tools he felt necessary to accurately identify a model included, for example, building and gun establishments and details of the piercing of each rate at different dates. A record of the rules for taking dimensions for tonnage measurement, the dates when the construction or appearance of ships changed and a knowledge of the evolution of naval ornament would also greatly help with the task.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

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