Book review "The Elements and Practice of Rigging And Seamanship" 1794, by David Steel (and others)

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Some years ago our member @DaveC found this already on an other web-page (see herefore the post from 2016: https://www.shipsofscale.com/sosfor...s-and-practice-of-rigging-and-seamanship.995/ ).
In order to archivate this in this area as a reference I make this additional post.

In the online archive of the HNSA (Historic Naval Ships Association) are a lot of documents for free download

Here you can find

https://archive.hnsa.org/doc/steel/index.htm

The Elements and Practice of Rigging And Seamanship, 1794, by David Steel, is a comprehensive English textbook of rigging, seamanship and naval tactics. A key reference for those interested in the age of Nelson. Although at times difficult because of its fine detail, it will reward those that search through it to understand the technology of the era.

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In addition you can find on the page of HNSA:

hundreds of NAVY MANUALS AND DOCUMENTS ONLINE

https://archive.hnsa.org/doc/index.htm

f.e also the book "Text-Book of Seamanship", 1891, is an updated age of sail textbook at the beginning of the true transition of warships from sail to steam power.

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Uwek - many thanks for sharing this information and the links. I will look through these websites and articles for information. Compliments to the chef for this!!!!
 
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