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The Sloop Of War: 1650-1763 Hardcover – 28 Feb 2014

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Seaforth Publishing (28 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848321872
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848321878
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 2.5 x 29 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 471,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Whether you are serious scholar, a devotee of naval history, or just someone who likes a good book, Sloop of War does not disappoint. Most of us can t devote a lifetime of study to this topic, much less gain access to the mouldering records so assiduously researched by the author. Thanks to McLaughlin, we don t have to in order to find out about the interesting history of this class of ship. Sloop of War is at once an extremely detailed academic treatment of early Royal Navy warships, and simultaneously a reference work that could grace any coffee table." --WhatWouldtheFoundersThink.com"

About the Author

IAN McLAUGHLAN is a retired British Army officer with a keen and active enthusiasm for small-boat sailing. From this passion developed a profound interest in the rigs, design and operations of the Navy's smallest combatants. A decade of study has resulted in this book.


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With the exception of one short section this is an outstanding book. The subject of Sloops has been largely untapped until now; the archival research is very thorough; the layout of the book is excellent; and the author’s own sketches are both high quality and add a touch of personal colour to the whole book.
Moreover, according to the preface, we can also look forward to a second volume that will cover the period from 1763 to 1815. However, the author doubts that he will manage to complete a projected final third volume, running up to 1950. Perhaps a more modest and achievable aim might be to end in 1900, because the small ships of both world wars have already been well covered elsewhere.
My only caveat concerns the short section on stability at the end of chapter one, which contains some serious errors, and as a result misleads rather than enlightens. Professional seamen will be surprised to find that BM is in one place described as metacentric height, the value of intact freeboard is ignored, as is the danger of downdlooding, dynamic stability does not figure at all. Moreover, there is no effort to place this all in context by discussing how the understanding of stability developed in that period. The pity is that his attempt to explain a complex subject is unnecessary, and the book would have been much better without it. Those wishing to understand the subject could be directed to one of the many excellent stability textbooks. Hopefully a second edition will correct this. I still consider it worth 5 stars.
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Good read. Good condition. Nice price for a hard back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Smallest British Sailing Warships Admirably Described 8 Jan. 2015
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Ian McLaughlan, a retired British army officer, offers a welcome and thoroughly researched study of the British navy's smallest sailing warships. His preface says that he hopes to produce two more volumes extending the coverage into the twentieth century. In 288 entertaining and informative pages of this first installment, he explores every imaginable aspect of these often-neglected but quite fascinating little men-of-war: origin, evolution of various types, rig, armaments, operational uses, and designers. In a large though not overwhelming format, the book is filled with a superb selection of interesting B & W illustrations showing drafts, models, period art (including impeccably accurate seventeenth-century drawings by Willem Van de Velde the Elder and Younger), and a number of the author's own well-executed sketches and diagrams. Design and quality of reproductions are a credit to Seaforth Publishing. The text is logically organized and discussions are nicely balanced among the various periods and subjects. A LOT of the information presented is either completely new or seldom previously noticed. Extensive end-notes cite appropriate secondary sources, plus numerous manuscripts in the National Archives of England and Wales, notably Admiralty correspondence in the ADM 1 and 106 series, and captains' logs in ADM 51. Useful appendices give data on all the sloops-of-war and related small vessels in service during the period covered, samples of mast and spar dimensions, an excellent explanation of shipwrights' drafts, an evaluation of sailing performances, a useful note on the designers, and another for armament details. Filling major gaps in knowledge, this is a remarkable and highly valuable work for those of us who love and study ship design and ship histories. After I pore through McLaughlan's book a second time for sheer enjoyment, I will place it on the portion of my shelves reserved for frequently consulted "Really Good Books."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 Aug. 2014
By David H. Hiley - Published on Amazon.com
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A superb work with detailed history and dockyard plans.
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excellent book just as expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Oct. 2014
By Lois L Lane - Published on Amazon.com
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great read on a topic one sees little of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Oct. 2014
By Pete Bergagnini - Published on Amazon.com
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Very nice and a great reference book.
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