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Title:
Anchors : an illustrated history
Author:
Curryer, Betty Nelson.
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Publication Information:
Anapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557500410
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Book

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How the first simple pierced stone anchors developed into the modern devices of today that hold the heaviest super tankers.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Anchors and their usep. 7
1. The earliest formsp. 17
Stone anchorsp. 17
Killicksp. 21
2. Graeco-Roman anchorsp. 24
3. Roman anchorsp. 29
4. Medieval anchorsp. 33
5. Anchors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesp. 38
6. Continental anchorsp. 43
7. The Old Admiralty Longshank anchorp. 49
8. The construction of anchorsp. 62
9. Anchor designers of the nineteenth centuryp. 73
Richard Peringp. 73
Porter and John Trotmanp. 77
The Board of Admiralty anchorp. 83
Lt William Rodger, RNp. 85
George Cotsell and portable anchorsp. 92
10. Chain cables and chainsp. 96
11. Anchor stocksp. 106
12. The stockless anchorp. 112
Hawkins and Martin patternsp. 112
The triumph of the stockless anchorp. 118
13. High holding power anchorsp. 129
14. Single-fluke and mooring anchorsp. 135
Mooring anchorsp. 135
Innovative typesp. 143
Appendix Testing anchors and cablesp. 150
Bibliographyp. 157
Indexp. 158