French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626-1786

Design, Construction, Careers and Fates
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Binding:Hardcover
Published:December 1, 2017
The origins of a permanent French sailing navy can be traced to the work of Cardinal Richelieu in the 1620s, but a virtually new Marine Royale had to be re-created by Colbert from 1661. Thereafter, Louis XIV's navy grew rapidly to become the largest and most powerful in the world, at the same time establishing a reputation for the quality of its ship design that lasted until the end of the Age of Sail.
 
This book is the first comprehensive listing of these ships in English, and follows the pattern set by its companion volume on the 1786-1861 period in providing an impressive depth of information.
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Product Details
  • Subject: Age of Sail
  • Hardcover : 464 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (December 1, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1473893511
  • ISBN-13: 9781473893511
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 X 11.5 in
  • Shipping Weight: 78.24 oz
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  • “French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626-1786: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates by naval historian Rif Winfield with the assistance of Stephen S. Roberts is the first comprehensive listing of these ships in English, and follows the pattern set by its companion volume, British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1793-1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates in providing an impressive depth of information. Profusely illustrated with b/w illustrations and ship construction images, French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626-1786 is impressively informative and comprehensive, making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended for personal, community, college, and university library Naval History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.” —Midwest Book Review
  • “This is very useful to those of us who need a handy and quick reference to a variety of vessels. The citations plentiful…. [I]f you need a … top notch reference book to explore the careers of warships in the age of sail, there's really no better source.” —British Tars, 1740-1790

Rif Winfield is the author of the four-volume classic British Warships in the Age of Sail, as well as several other highly regarded books on the sailing navy.

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