The Bomb Ketch Salamander 1752

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Bomb ketchs were invented by the French in the 1660s in order to bombard port towns on the Barbary coast more efficiently. This history covers: the history of bomb ketch in the French style, and the history of other sea-mortars holders; the description of the French bomber galiot and its use; details of La Salamandre (1752-1791) and a report of the 1765 campaign; descriptions of the bombardments of the Moroccan ports of Sale and Larrache; detailed commentaries giving extensive explanations of the thirty four plates at 1:48 scale; commentaries on thirty-one photos of the model of a bomb ketch of the period, 1:18 scale; complete nomenclature of fittings and rigging.

ISBN 10: 2903179107
ISBN 13: 9782903179106
Illustration: photos & illus.
Pages: 138
Format: hardcover
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