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  • Boy's Manual Of Seamanship & Gunnery - 5th Edition
    The Manual of Seamanship and Gunnery, circa 1871, was written for the use of Boys under training for Her Majesty's Navy. It is arranged to meet the various instructions laid down in Training Regulations at that time. Please note that some pages are quite long and include copies of the original engraved drawings which may take a little time to download for those with dial-up connections.
  • Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
    An universal dictionary of the marine, or, a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases employed in the construction, equipment, furniture, machinery, movements, and military operations of a ship illustrated with a variety of original designsof shiping, in different situations together with separate views of their masts, sails, yards, and rigging. This online version is an enlarged and corrected 1780 London edition of the Dictionary published by Thomas Cadell provided by the National Libraries of Australias "South Seas" project.
  • Knots, Splices and Rope Work
    A Practical Treatise on Knots, Splices and Rope Work by A. Hyatt Verrill. One of several online maritime books provided by the Gutenberg project.
  • Text-book of Seamanship, 1891
    Text-Book of Seamanship, 1891, is an updated age of sail textbook at the beginning of the true transition of warships from sail to steam power. An online version of the manual provided by the Historic Naval Ship Association (HNSA).
  • The Elements and Practice of Rigging And Seamanship, 1794
    The Elements and Practice of Rigging And Seamanship, 1794, by David Steel, is a comprehensive English textbook of rigging, seamanship and naval tactics. A key reference for those interested in the age of Nelson. Although at times difficult because of its fine detail, it will reward those that search through it to understand the technology of the era. An online version of the manual provided by the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA).
  • The Gunnery Pocket Book
    The Gunnery Pocket Book, B.R. 224/45, 1945 was created near the end of WW II and therefore represents the peak of British WW II gunnery. This edition has a few small corrections and updates that were added by hand in 1949 that are reflected in the text. An online version of the manual provided by the Historic Naval Ship Association (HNSA).
  • The Kedge-Anchor, or, Young Sailors' Assistant
    The Kedge-Anchor, or, Young Sailors' Assistant by Brady, William N., d. 1887: appertaining to the practical evolutions of modern seamanship, rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging, and other miscellaneous matters, applicable to ships-of-war and others ; illustrated with seventy engravings ; also tables of rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvas ... &c relative to every class of vessels (1883). An online book provided by American Libraries.
  • The Model Ship Builders Journal
    An online magazine style publication in PDF format for model ship building enthusiasts.