The Seventy-Four Gun Ship Vol.1: Hull Construction
Название: The Seventy-Four Gun Ship Vol.1: Hull Construction
Автор: Jean Boudriot
Размер: 204 МВ
Год издания: 1986
As the main naval war machine at the end of the 18th century, the 74 Gun Ship was the result of a compromise, like every successful vessel. Her balance between strong guns and manoeuvrability offered by the 28 gun lower gundeck and firing 36 pound cannon-balls, made the "74" the perfect ship of the line. Since she moved more easily, she was much more useful in combat than the heavy 100 gun three-decker.