Transportation

The Blackwall Frigates

Author: Basil Lubbock

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

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Category: Transportation

Page: 444

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The Blackwall frigates form a connecting link between the lordly East Indiaman of the Honourable John Company and the magnificent P and O liners of the present day. They were first-class ships. Well-run, happy ships, and the sailor who started his sea life as a midshipman aboard a Blackwaller looked back ever afterwards to his cadet days as the happiest period of his career. If discipline was strict, it was also just. The training was superb, as witness the number of Blackwall midshipmen who reached the head of their profession and distinguished themselves later in other walks of life. Fifty years ago, the lithographs of the celebrated Blackwall liners to India and Australia could be bought at any seaport for a few shillings. Nowadays, those old ship portraits are cagerly snapped up by a growing group of collectors. We therefore hope that the illustrations in this book will be appreciated.

The Blackwall Frigates

Author: HardPress

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

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Page: 460

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The Blackwall Frigates - Primary Source Edition

Author: Basil Lubbock

Publisher: Nabu Press

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Page: 462

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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The Blackwall Frigates (Classic Reprint)

Author: Basil Lubbock

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Category: Fiction

Page: 460

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Excerpt from The Blackwall Frigates The Blackwall frigates form a connecting link between the lordly East Indiaman of the Honourable John Company and the magnificent P. & O. and Orient liners of the present day. They were first-class ships - well-run, happy ships, and the sailor who started his sea life as a midshipman aboard a Blackwaller looked back ever afterwards to his cadet days as the happiest period of his career. If discipline was strict, it was also just. The training was superb, as witness the number of Blackwall midshipmen who reached the head of their profession and distinguished themselves later in other walks of life. Indeed, as a nursery for British seamen, we shall never see the like of these gallant little frigates. The East still calls, yet its glamour was twice as alluring, its vista twice as romantic, in the days of sail; and happy indeed was the boy who first saw the shores of India from the deck of one of Green's or Smith's passenger ships. Fifty years ago, the lithographs of the celebrated Blackwall liners to India and Australia could be bought at any seaport for a few shillings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Mariner's Mirror

Author: Leonard George Carr Laughton

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Category: Great Britain

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The Book of the Ship

Author: George Gibbard Jackson

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Category: Shipbuilding

Page: 248

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Ocean Traders

Author: Michael W. Marshall

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Category: Cargo ships

Page: 192

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Sailing Ships

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Category: Sailing ships

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Encyclopedia of Ships and Seafaring

Author: Peter Kemp

Publisher: Philip's

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Category: Naval art and science

Page: 256

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This compact atlas contains 60 city and town plans at 4 inches to 1 mile and approach mapping at 1.5 miles to 1 inch for urban areas. Also provided are 16 pages of route planning maps at 1 inch to 16 miles.
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Ships' Figureheads

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Page: 144

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