Merchant Sailing Ships: Sovereignty of Sail 1775 - 1815

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This is the first volume of David MacGregor's three-part history of merchant shipping from 1775 to 1875, the century which saw the perfection and eventual decline of the commercial sailing ship.

This series is devoted to the broad range of everyday merchant vessels which, commercially speaking, were far more significant in the trade patterns of the world than the elite of mercantile marine vessels.

Celebrated maritime historian David MacGregor wrote a great number of books around all classes of ships built in the nineteenth century. The David MacGregor library in the Brunel Institute at the SS Great Britain is named in his honour.


222 pages

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 0851773230