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Restoration Warship

The Design, Construction and Career of a Third Rate of Charles II's Navy
by Richard Endsor
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2009
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 256 pp.
Size: 10.00 x 12.00 inches

ISBN: 9781591147121
TB Code: 1808052
Availability: 164 in stock

Superbly researched and expertly illustrated, this study offers one of the most detailed building and career histories of a ship ever written, the third rate of Charles II's Restoration Navy. The author focuses on HMS Lenox, a 44-gun two-decker third rate built in 1677 during the Anglo-Dutch Wars and also in response to Louis XIV's massive naval expansion program. After twelve years of research and writing, Richard Endsor provides a comprehensive history of seventeenth-century ship design and construction techniques and the armament and fitting of the vessel. He offers a broad picture of the day-to-day workings of the Deptford dockyard where the Lenox was built and details of the techniques, trade, and tools of the shipwrights along with a keen insight into the workings of a naval administration under Samuel Pepys.