The Whipstaff Part I

By H S Vaughan, published August 1913

Abstract

Here we have some preliminary thoughts on the history of the whipstaff, as a precursor to later articles explaining its development and operation. References to various early descriptions are given, with an attempt at establishing a time-scale for the changes from whipstaff to wheel.

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Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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