Inbunden bok Brown, Son & Ferguson. 2004. 332 sidor.
Nyskick. – ABSOLUT NYSKICK / FÖRLAGSNY! – Se fler bilder! –– A history of the famous tea and wool clipper, Culty Sark, the most interesting sailing ship still afloat, considered to have been the fastest of all the clippers. The book is compiled from her log books, her captain's abstracts and information received from those who served aboard her, and from those who served aboard her rivals, or were connected with her in some way or other. One chapter, "A Hell-Ship Voyage", is more full of dramatic incident than any sea story by Clark Russel, and it gives the true details of a tragedy which Joseph Conrad has woven into one of his fascinating books. The illustrations, which are very numerous, are mostly taken from old photographs. The scale plans of her lines, midship section and sail area should enable any model enthusiast to construct a correct representation of the famous ship without any difficulty. In the appendix will be found not only the scantlings of Cutty Sark and her great rival Thermopylae, but the spar measurements of such well-known clippers as Ariel, Titania, Spindthrift, Hallowe'en and Normancourt, whilst even the sizes of the Cutty Sark @ standing, running and stunsail rigging are given. The well-known volume that brought the famous clipper and her celebrated master to the notice of the sea-loving public. / "After HMS Victory, the Cutty Sark is probably the most Important ship still afloat. Why? Because all the others from her glory days are gone. Many is the time I have studied her features - looking for a clue as to what I have seen underwater on another ship from the same period but now wrecked on some distant shore. I have extracted my copy of this book (a second edition from 1929) from my own bookshelf in order to produce a review because this ship is now in grave danger of being lost forever. In early 2007 the Cutty Sark caught fire in Greenwich docks where she was undergoing repairs. Fortunately (if such is the right word!), her own figurehead, masts, spars, rigging and deck fittings had been removed and are safe. Nevertheless, the repair bill is still estimated at 17 million British pounds. The Cutty Sark Trust of London are raising funds from every corner imaginable, but it is a difficult task.The Cutty Sark was launched in 1869 - the very year the Suez Canal was opened, ironically an event which signalled the beginning of the end of the Clipper Ship. As a ship she was the perfect design and it is that design which will always remain of special importance to all those who have an interest in the transition of ship building from wood to steel structures. Basil Lubbock was an expert when it came to ships, shipping and ship design. In this book he has placed that expertise at the disposal of the reader. He actually spoke to many who had sailed on board the Cutty Sark in addition to many who ..." –– GLÖM INTE ATT TITTA PÅ ALLA MINA ANDRA BÖCKER! –– Samma fraktpris oavsett hur många böcker du beställer! (Gäller inom Sverige)