The Seventy-Four Gun Ship: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Naval Architecture (4 Volume set) Hardcover – January 1, 1986
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Rather than attempt to list all that is included in this set, as that would be a very long list, I'll just explain what you could do once you have read and fully digested the contents of Mr. Boudriot's opus:
1. You could build a 100% accurate, fully operational French 74 gun third-rate ship of the line from the Napoleonic period.
2. You could do this using 100% period accurate tools, methods, equipment and processes if you wished, as everything with respect to those subjects is fully described as well.
3. You could fully fit it out using (guess!) yes fully period accurate everything, down to the crystal patterns of the two types of iron you need and where they come from; I've already forgotten one, but the other was specifically for mast hoops.
4. You would fully understand the supply/logistics chain you would have to establish to build more and support them operationally, especially in terms of timber, hemp, and flax. The number of trees of each type is specified, with a full explanation of the numerous trees with special growth patterns required for various important hull timber types; if you had a dream of becoming a hemp farmer, there's enough to get you started here.
5. Man it and sail it, although the latter subject, being the most complex, would require additional reading and training.
In the end you have a fully holistic view of what a 74 gun ship was, why it existed, what it did, what came before and after, and every detail of how it operated from peacetime cruising and training to combat operations. One would have to be both creative and very greedy to come up with something missing, and then request it from an author who has done such a truly exceptional job of documenting an important machine of war whose sisters helped form the world we live in today.