Nautical Training Ships: An Illustrated History (Paperback)
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Nautical Training Ships: An Illustrated History (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 15/11/2009
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For well over a hundred years all around the coast of Britain there were located a series of nautical training ships. Often surplus navy wooden walls, the ships provided a means of educating boys and young men, while preparing them for a lifetime at sea. The more famous of the schools included HMS Conway, initially on the Mersey, and then at Menai; the TS Mercury, at Hamble, Hampshire; the Mars on the Tay, at Dundee; the Vindicatrix at Sharpness Docks on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal; the Worcester on the Thames and the Arethusa at Greenhithe. The Arethusa, converted from a sailing vessel, lasted until 1974 before she was purchased and sailed to America to be restored as a typical sailing vessel of the late nineteenth century. Phil Carradice tells the story of the training ships that helped keep Britain a maritime nation from their foundation to their demise as Britain's once-proud merchant marine declined in the latter years of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 9781848686960
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 502 g
Dimensions: 248 x 172 x 15 mm

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“This is a well researched and revealuing book”

Being an Old Conway the title immediately caught my attention.

I have to say that the wealth of information and detail was surprising - I never realised that there had been so many training ships in the UK. Despite... More

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