ANATOMY OF THE SHIP : THE BOMB VESSEL "GRANADO", 1742.

Goodwin, Peter.


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Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1st US ed., 1989. 125 pp., 16 photo-ills & c.300 perspective & 3-view drawings. D.j., 26 x 24cm. Nr.FINE. The GRANADO was one of 12 bomb vessels built to supplement the depleted British fleet at the outbreak of the War of Jenkins's Ear in 1739 and the War of the Austrian Succession. These small kedge-rigged vessels were designed to carry heavy mortars through shallow waters to lay siege and bombard enemy coastal defences and shipping. The author provides a detailed and in-depth study of the GRANADO built at Ipswich in 1742, and examines the development of bomb vessel design during the 18th century. Illustrated with 16 photographs and some 300 perspective and 3-view drawings.


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