The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742 (Anatomy of the Ship) (Repost)

ISBN: 0851775225

Category: Novel

Tag: History and Military

Posted on 2012-11-13. By anonymous.


Peter Goodwin - The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742
Conway Maritime Press | 1989 | ISBN: 0851775225 | English | 128 pages | PDF | 53.5 MB
Anatomy of the Ship

Built as a floating siege engine able to withstand the recoil of shell-firing mortars, the "Granado was one of twelve bomb vessels supplementing the depleted British fleet at the outbreak of the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1739. This book begins with a brief description of the development of bomb vessels, from the early "galiote a "bombe built in 1682 to the World War II monitors used for coastal bombardment, and continues with an in-depth description of the Granado, a summary of the ship's career, and more than 250 detailed illustrations. The book also provides insights into fictional hero Jack Aubrey's first command, the "Sophie, a 14-gun brig-sloop with a quarterdeck and stern windows. First published in 1989, this reprint includes a new fold-out large-scale plan on the reverse of the book jacket.

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