The History of the American Sailing Navy, the ships and their development

The History of the American Sailing Navy, the ships and their development

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Chapelle, Howard I.

Norton, 1949.

First edition. 26x19cm. 580 pages.

good clean condition hardback in the dust-jacket, a bit creased and edge worn and with a couple of largish tears. 


the full story of the American sailing navy from colonial times to the Civil War. an important work with the design and construction of every type of ship fully detailed, and with comments on trends in technical thought and administration as they affected American naval sailing ships. illustrated with 200 plans, text figures and half-tone plates.