Eighteenth-century colonial American merchant ship construction

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dc.contributor.advisor Crisman , Kevin en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hamilton , Donny en_US
dc.creator VanHorn , Kellie Michelle en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005 -02 -17T21 :00 :58Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T18 :36 :08Z
dc.date.available 2005 -02 -17T21 :00 :58Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T18 :36 :08Z
dc.date.created 2004 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 -02 -17T21 :00 :58Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /1421
dc.description.abstract Past research on eighteenth -century ships has primarily taken one of two avenues , either focusing on naval warship construction or examining the merchant shipping industry as a whole in terms of trends and economics . While these areas are important to pursue , comparatively little is known about actual construction techniques used on the ordinary merchant vessels of the period . Most modern sources emphasize hull design and lines drawings ; contemporary sources take a similar direction , explaining the theory of ship design but often leaving out how to put the ship together . In recent years , however , new information has come to light through archaeological excavations regarding Anglo -American merchant ship construction . In this study , several of these shipwrecks were examined in light of economic factors and the literary evidence from the period in an attempt to gain a better understanding of colonial American merchant ship construction in the eighteenth century . While the data set was not large enough to make conclusive statements , this type of comparative analysis should begin to establish a framework for the interpretation of future shipwreck excavations . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject nautical archaeology en_US
dc.title Eighteenth -century colonial American merchant ship construction en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
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