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The 50-Gun Ship: A Complete History [With Set of Plans for Modelmakers]
by Rif Winfield
By the end of the sailing era the 50-gun ship had come to be regarded as a hybrid--too small to stand in the line of battle, but lacking the speed and handiness of the frigate--so was often dismissed as a naval architectural dinosaur left over from an earlier age. This prejudiced view has gone unchallenged in modern naval history, but this new book reveals the crucial role ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Mercury Books
(first published March 1998)
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