- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: D. McKay (1974)
- ASIN: B007EQ97JI
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
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China tea clippers
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Traces the history of the China tea trade and other commercial sailing from the beginnings in the 17th century until its effective demise in the 1870s and later period.
Although not super technical, there are detailed descriptions and drawings of construction for wooden ships, iron, and composite construction in different periods and both typical American and British methods. This is much better than the usual description of individual ships about which I normally read.
Keep in mind the authors are British and the writing is more oriented to UK history, ships, and builders rather than the more numerous American ships and builders
The British built tea clippers were optimized for the light tonnage no passenger London to China route with usually moderate winds. The American clipper carried heavier cargo, was more heavily constructed, carried passengers, and was more heavily rigged. Each ship excelled in the conditions for which it was optimized, although many of the one hour speed and one day distance records are held by Donald McKay clippers.
All in all, a wonderful book.
Especially the part on coppering a ships hull.
I'm a model builder and this book answers many questions a
a ship model builder can use.