On the great strength given to Ships of War by the application of Diagonal Braces
On the great strength given to Ships of War by the application of Diagonal Braces

On the great strength given to Ships of War by the application of Diagonal Braces

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by Robert Seppings

London, Royal Society, 1817.

4to. 8 pages of text and a folding engraved plates showing the manner of applying the diagonal braces in the 74-gun Royal Navy ship 'Justitia'.

heavy browning to the plate otherwise in good clean condition in a smart modern hardback binding.


an original paper extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society. the introduction of iron diagonal bracing was one of Robert Sepping's lasting legacies in the improvement of the construction of the ships of the Royal Navy in the 19th century.

Sepping was knighted in 1819 and retained the position of Surveyor of the Navy from 1813 to 1832.