The Society Annual Lecture 1957: The Voyage of Mayflower II

By G.R.G. Worcester, published May 1958

Abstract

The article covers the issues raised in the construction of the Mayflower II, and the sailing across the Atlantic from Brixham, Devon, to Plymouth, Massachusetts. The talk by Alan Villiers touched on the practicalities of constructing a ship for display purposes and compliance with safety regulations meant that the Mayflower II was not an exact replica of the original. These changes, including more headroom for the comfort of visitors changed the height of the ship and hence her sailing characteristics. The voyage across the Atlantic is summarised, along with a review of how the Mayflower II handled at sea.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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