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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite an excellent reference, February 4, 1999
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This review is from: The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 (Hardcover)
I found this to be an excellent reference with two caveats... after buying the book online I was mildly disappointed to discover the cover illustration was in no way indicative of the interior illustrations. The entire book consists of line drawings and B&W photos, most poorly executed, but adequate for the purpose of the book. Second, the book slights the 17th century and is really more useful to readers interested in the ships of the 18th century. Otherwise, the information provided is substantial and a good companion to Nelson's Navy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good enough to understand all of Pat O'brien, June 24, 1995
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This review is from: The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 (Hardcover)
Nice diags, lucid explanations of rigging, guns, hull, etc.
A lot of the pics also appear in "Nelson's Navy", so if you
have that, don't bother.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated!, January 19, 1997
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This review is from: The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 (Hardcover)
This is a vast collection of information, fully illustrated with photos of models and contemporary engravings, outlining developments as they were made in the English man-of-war. Lifestyles, customs, and fighting tactics, and their relationship to changes in architecture and fittings, are also covered
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars usefull, October 5, 2008
This review is from: The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 (Hardcover)
I am a modeler reside in China,and my English level is low.so a book has more photos and draws is usefull for me.This book has detailed content,wonderful photos,perfect draws.I think it is usefull for all modeler.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arming & Fitting of English Ships of War, March 25, 2013
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The info were very good
The explicatiin, on fitting, excelent
A very good book, and very solid.
Realy recommended book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another "must-have" book for ship modellers, July 13, 2010
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This review is from: The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 (Hardcover)
This book is a fitting companion to James Lees' "Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War 1625 - 1860".

It's written in much the same vein, and has some very good insights on the actual fitting out and arming of these ships (and the small boats they carried as well).

There is nothing on Rigging in it - in fact the author points out that this is covered adequately in books like Mr. Lees'.

Lots of good line drawings, prints of old engravings and drawings and photos of models of the era covered are accompanied by a comprehensive and very easy to understand text.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best, January 30, 2010
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I have bough several books on this subject and they were all recommended by master ship builders from around the world and they are what you need if your planning to scratch build a model ship,historian or just interested in sailing ships
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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815
The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (Hardcover - December 12, 1989)
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