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A rare glimpse into the day-to-day shipboard procedures of the 19th-century. The author of Two Years Before the Mast outlines practical aspects of seamanship such as setting sails and tying knots as well as the roles and duties of each crew member. Includes a glossary of sea terms.

Synopsis:

The author of Two Years Before the Mast offers a rare glimpse into the day-to-day shipboard procedures of the 19th-century. Newly restored to print from an 1879 edition, this volume outlines practical aspects of seamanship such as setting sails and tying knots as well as the roles and duties of each crew member. Based on the author's own experience, clearly written and highly readable, this volume offers a fascinating look at the seafaring world of the 19th century.

Synopsis:

An authentic look at the standard operating procedures aboard a 19th-century ship by the author of Two Years Before the Mast, from tying knots to quelling a mutiny. Glossary.

Table of Contents

PART I.

  A PLAIN TREATISE ON PRACTICAL SEAMANSHIP.

    CHAP. I.?GENERAL RULES AND OBSERVATIONS

      Construction of vessels

      Tonnage and carriage of merchant vessels

      Proportions of spars

      Placing the masts

      Size of anchors and cables

      Lead-lines

      Log-line

      Ballast and lading

    CHAP. II.?CUTTING AND FITTING STANDING RIGGING

      Cutting lower rigging

      Fitting lower rigging

      Cutting and fitting topmast rigging

      "Jib, topgallant and royal rigging"

      Ratling

      Standing rigging of the yards

      Breast-backstays

    CHAP. III.?FITTING AND REEVING RUNNING RIGGING

      To reeve a brace

      "Fore, main, and cross-jack braces"

      Fore and main topsail braces

      Mizzen topsail braces

      "Fore, main, and mizzen topgallant and royal braces"

      Halyards

      Spanker brails

      "Tacks, sheets, and clewlines"

      "Reef-tackles, clewgarnets, buntlines, leechlines, bowlines, and slablines"

    CHAP. IV.?TO RIG MASTS AND YARDS

      Taking in lower masts and bowsprit

      To rig a bowsprit

      To get the tops over the mast-heads

      To send up a topmast

      To get on a topmast cap

      To rig out a jib-boom

      To cross a lower yard

      To cross a topsail yard

      To send up a topgallant mast

      "Long, short, and stump topgallant masts"

      To rig out a flying jib-boom

      To cross a topgallant yard

      To cross a royal yard

      Skysail yards

    CHAP. V.?TO SEND DOWN MASTS AND YARDS

      To send down a royal yard

      To send down a topgallant yard

      To send down a topgallant mast

      To house a topgallant mast

      To send down a topmast

      To rig in a jib-boom

    CHAP. VI.?BENDING AND UNBENDING SAILS

      To bend a course

      To bend a topsail by the halyards

      by the buntlines

      To bend topgallant sails and royals

      To bend a jib

      To bend a spanker

      To bend a spencer

      To unbend a course

      To unbend a topsail

      To unbend a topgallant sail or royal

      To unbend a jib

      To send down a topsail or course in a gale of wind

      To bend a topsail in a gale of wind

      To bend one topsail or course and send down the other at the same time

    "CHAP. VII.?WORK UPON RIGGING. ROPE, KNOTS, SPLICES, BENDS, HITCHES"

      "Yarns, strands"

      "Kinds of rope?cable-laid, hawser-laid"

      Spunyarn

      "Worming, parcelling, and service"

      Short splice

      Long splice

      Eye splice

      Flemish eye

      Artificial eye

      Cut splice

      Grommet

      Single and double walls

      Matthew Walker

      Single and double diamonds

      Spritsail sheet knot

      Stopper knot

      Shroud and French shroud knots

      Buoy-rope knot

      Turk's head

      "Two half-hitches, clove hitch, overhand knot, and figure-of-eight"

      "Standing and running bowlines, and bowline upon a bight"

      Square knot

      "Tumber hitch, rolling hitch, and blackwall hitch"

      Cat's paw

      "Sheet bend, fisherman's bend, carrick bend, and bowline bend"

      Sheep-shank

      Selvagee

      Marlinspike hitch

      To pass a round seizing

      Throat seizing

      Stopping and nippering

      Pointing

      Snaking and grafting

      "Foxes, Spanish foxes, sennit, French sennit, gaskets"

      To bend a buoy-rope

      To pass a shear-lashing

    CHAP. VIII.?BLOCKS AND PURCHASES

      "Parts of a block, made and morticed blocks"

      "Bull's-eye, dead-eye, sister-block"

      "Snatch-block, tail-blocks"

      "Tackles?whip, gun-tackle, luff-tackle, luff-upon-luff, runner-tackle, watch-tackle, tail-tackle, and burtons"

    CHAP. IX.?MAKING AND TAKING IN SAIL

      To loose a sail

      To set a course

      To set a topsail

      To set a topgallant sail or royal

      To set a skysail

      "To set a jib, flying jib, or force topmast staysail"

      To set a spanker

      To set a spencer

      To take in a course

      To take in a topsail

      To take in a topgallant sail or royal

      To take in a skysail

      To take in a jib

      To take in a spanker

      To furl a royal

      To furl a topgallant sail

      To furl a topsail or course

      To furl a jib

      To stow a jib in cloth

      To reef a topsail

      To reef a course

      To turn out reefs

      To set a topgallant studdingsail

      To take in a topgallant studdingsail

      To set a topmast studdingsail

      To take in a topmast studdingsail

      To set a lower studdingsail

      To take in a lower studdingsail

    CHAP. X.?GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF WORKING A SHIP

      "Action of the water upon the rudder ; headway, sternway"

      "Action of the wind upon the sails ; head sails, after sails"

      Centre of gravity or rotation

      Turning a ship to or from the wind

    "CHAP. XI.?TACKING, WEARING, BOXING, &c."

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      Day's work

      Working ship

      "Reefing, furling, and duties aloft"

      Care of ship's furniture

      Stores

      Duties in port

      THIRD MATE

    "CHAP. IV.?CARPENTER, COOK, STEWARD, &c."

      CARPENTER.?Working ship

      "Seaman's work, helm, duty aloft, station"

      Work at his trade

      Berth and mess

      Standing watch

      SAILMAKER

      STEWARD.?Duting in passenger-ships

      In other vessels

      Relation to master and mate ; duty aloft and about decks ; working ship

      "COOK.?Berth, watch and all-hands duty ; care of galley ; duty aloft"

      IDLERS

    CHAP. V.?ABLE SEAMEN

      Grades

      Rating

      Requisites of an able seaman

      "Hand, reef, and steer"

      Work upon rigging

      Sailmaking

      Day's work

      Working ship ; reefing ; furling

      Watch duty

      Coasters and small vessels

    CHAP. VI.?ORDINARY SEAMEN

      Requisites

      "Hand, reef, and steer ; loose, furl, and set sails ; reeve rigging"

      Work upon rigging

      Watch duty

    CHAP. VII.?BOYS

      "Requisites, wages"

      Day's work ; working ship ; duties aloft and about decks

    CHAP. VIII.?MISCELLANEOUS

      Watches

      Calling the watch

      Bells

      Helm

      "Answering, (at helm)"

      Discipline

      Stations

      "Food, sleep, &c."

PART III.

  LAWS RELATING TO THE PRACTICAL DUTIES OF MASTER AND MARINERS.

    CHAP. I.?THE VESSEL

      Title

      "Registry, enrolment and license"

      Certificate of registry or enrolment

      Passport

      "Sea letter, list of crew, bill of health, clearance, manifest, invoice, bill of lading, charter-party, log-book, list of passengers and crew, list of sea-stores"

      Medicine chest

      National character of crew

      Provisions

      Passengers

    CHAP. II.?MASTER'S RELATION TO VESSEL AND CARGO

      Revenue duties and obligations

      List of crew

      Certified copy

      Certified copy of shipping articles

      "Sea-letter, passport, list of passengers, manifest, sea-stores"

      Unloading

      Post-office

      Forfeitures

      Report

      Coasting license

      Power to sell and pledge

      Keeping and delivering cargo

      Deviation

      Collision

      Pilot

      Wages and advances

    CHAP. III.?MASTER'S RELATION TO PASSENGERS AND OFFICERS

      Treatment of passengers

      Removal of officers

    CHAP. IV.?MASTER'S RELATION TO THE CREW

      Shipment

      Shipping articles

      Discharge

      Imprisonment

      Punishment

      Power of Consuls as to punishment

    CHAP. V.?PASSENGERS

      Provisions

      Accommodations

      Treatment

      Passage-money

      Deportment

      Services

    CHAP. VI.?MATES AND SUBORDINATES

      Mates included in 'crew'

      Removal

      Succession

      Log-book ; wages ; sickness

      Punishment

      Subordinates

      Pilots

    CHAP. VII.?SEAMEN. SHIPPING CONTRACT

      Shipping contract

      Erasures and interlineations

      Unusual stipulations

      Violation of contract

    CHAP. VIII.?SEAMEN?CONTINUED

      Rendering on board

      Refusal to proceed

      Desertion or absence during the voyage

      Discharge

    CHAP. IX.?SEAMEN?CONTINUED

      Provisions

      "Sickness, medicine-chest"

      Hospital money

      Relief in foreign ports

      Protection

    CHAP. X.?SEAMEN?CONTINUED

      Punishment

      Revolt and mutiny

      Embezzlement

      Piracy

    CHAP. XI.?SEAMEN'S WAGES

      Wages affected by desertion or absence

      ;?by misconduct

      ;?by imprisonment

      ;?by capture

      ;?by loss of vessel or interruption of voyage

      Wages on an illegal voyage

    CHAP. XII.?SEAMEN?CONCLUDED

      Recovery of wages

      Remedies

      Time for commencing suits

      Interest on wages

      Salvage

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486299181
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - General
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Merchant marine
Subject:
Seamanship
Subject:
Maritime law
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Naval art and science
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.56 pd

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