Books

The following is a list of books I gathered over the years to help me with my model building.

Books in English

HMS Victory

  • The 100-Gun Ship Victory – John McKAY
  • HMS Victory Building, Restoration & Repair, Vol 1 & 2 – A. R. BUGLER
  • HMS Victory Her Construction, Career and Restoration – Alain McGOWAN
  • The Anatomy of Nelson’s Ships – C Napean LONGRIDGE
  • HMS Victory – Kenneth FENWICK

General ship building

  • The Construction and Fitting of the English Man of War 1650-1850 – Peter GOODWIN
  • The Masting and Rigging of the English Ships of War 1625-1860 – James LEES
  • The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War 1600-1815 – Brian LAVEREY
  • The Boats of Men-of-War – W. E. MAY
  • The Fully Framed Model, Building the Swan Class Sloop Pegasus 1777, Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4 – David ANTSCHERL

Re-prints

  • The Young Sea Officer’s Sheet Anchor – Darcey LEVER
  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoria – Fredrik Henrik af CHAPMAN
  • A Treastie on Naval Architecture and Ship Building – Richard Worsam MEADE
  • Deane’s Doctrine of Naval Architecture, 1670 – Sir Anthony DEANE
  • Rees’s Naval Architecture 1819-20 – Abraham REES
  • 18th Century Shipbuilding – Remarks on the Navies of the English & the Dutch by Blaise Ollivier – 1737
    – Translated by David H. ROBERTS

Miscellaneous

  • Nelson’s Fleet at Trafalgar – Brian LAVEREY
  • Nelson’s Ships – A History of the Vessels in which he Served 1771-1805 – Peter GOODWIN
  • Nelson’s Navy – The Ships, Men and Organisation 1793-1815 – Brian LAVERY
  • The marine Art of Geoff HUNT
  • First Rate – The Greatest Warships of the Age of Sail – Rif WINFIELD
  • Fighting Ships 1750-1850 – Sam WILLIS
  • Fighting Ships 1850-1950 – Sam WILLIS
  • 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from Kriegstein Collection – Arnold and Henry KRIEGSTEIN – 2nd edition
  • The Rogers Collection of Dockyard Models, Vol 1 – G. H. WALKER
  • The Ship of the Line – B. LAVEREY
  • The Sailing Frigate – R. GARDINER
  • The Boats of Men-of-War – W. E. MAY
  • Message in a Model – A. HOVING
  • Sloop of War 1650 – 1763 – I. McLAUGHLAN
  • First Rate – R. WINFIELD
  • Sailing Ships – Prints by the Dutch Masters – I. De GROOT, R. VORSTMAN

e-Books (PDF)

  • 1754 Mungo – A treatise on ship building and navigation
  • 1764 Duhamel – The elements of naval architecture
  • 1770 Patoun – A complete treatise of practical navigation
  • 1784 Falconer – An universal dictionary of the marine
  • 1794 Steel – The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship Vol1
  • 1794 Steel – The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship Vol2
  • 1805 Steel – The shipwright’s vade mecum
  • 1822 Annesley – A new system of naval architecture
  • 1824 Ekins – Naval battles from 1744 to the peace in 1814
  • 1825 Fincham – An introductory outline of the practice of ship-building
  • 1826 Partington – The ship builders complete guide
  • 1834 Boswall – A treatise on naval tactics
  • 1841 Creuze – Treatise on the theory and practice of naval architecture
  • 1843 Fincham – A treatise on masting ships and mast making
  • 1851 Dana – The seaman’s friend
  • 1853 Lever – The young sea officers sheet anchor
  • 1854 Griffiths – Treatise on marine and naval architecture
  • 1864 Kipping – Rudimentary treatise on masting
  • 1869 Meade – A TREATISE ON NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND SHIP-BUILDING
  • 1872 Wharton – A short history of HMS Victory
  • 1884 Luce – Text book of seamanship
Books in French

General ship building

  • Le Vaisseau de 74 Canons, Vol 1-4 – Jean BOUDRIOT
  • La Frégate Marine de France – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI
  • Les Vaisseaux de 54 et 64 canons – Jean BOUDRIOT
  • Modèles Historiques Musée de la Marine, Vol 1 & 2 – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI
  • L’art du Modélisme – Bernard FRÖLICH
  • Accastillage et gréement du modËle réduit d’un vaisseau de 74 canons – Francis JONET
  • Les Vaisseaux de 50 et 64 canons 1650-1780 – Jean BOUDRIOT

Monographs

  • Le Coureur – Lougre 1776 – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI
  • La Jacinthe – Goëlette 1823 – Jean BOUDRIOT
  • Le Cerf – Cotre 1779-1780 – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI
  • La Salamandre – Galiote à Bombes 1752 – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI
  • Le Cygne – Brick de 24 1806-1808 – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI
  • Le Bateau de Lanvéoc – Petite marine 17e-18e – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI
  • La Créole – Corvette 1827 – Jean BOUDRIOT
  • La Renommée – FrÈgate de VIII 1744 – Jean BOUDRIOT
  • Le Gros Ventre – Gabare 1766-1779 – Gerard DELACROIX
  • La Diligente – Tartane 1738-1761 – Gerard DELACROIX, Hubert BERTI
  • La Belle Poule – Frégate de XII 1765 – Jean BOUDRIOT, Hubert BERTI

Re-prints

  • L’Album de Colbert 1670
  • Élémens de l’Architecture Navale 1758, Duhamel du Monceau
  • Encyclopédie Méthodique Marine 1783-1787
  • Traite de Construction – Blaise OLLIVIER – 1736
  • Souvenirs de Marine, Vol 1-3 – Amiral PARIS
  • Les caboteurs et pécheurs de la cote de Tunisie – P. A. Henrique – 1888

Miscellaneous

  • L’Armada – Maquettes du MusÈe naval de Madrid (XVII-XVIII)
  • La Marine a voile de 1650 a 1890 – Autour de C-J Vernet
  • Les Vues des Ports de France (1714-1789) – Joseph Vernet
  • Les Génies de la Mer
  • Petites marines – J.J. Baugean
  • Marines de E.W. Cooke
  • Marines de Charles Mozin

e-Books (PDF)

  • 1677 Dassie – L’architecture navale
  • 1706 Anonyme – Construction Des Vaisseaux Du Roy
  • 1731 Pitot – La theorie de la manoeuvre des vaisseaux
  • 1746 Bouguer – Traite du navire de sa construction et mouvements
  • 1752 Duhamel – Elemens Architecture Navale
  • 1753 Bouguer – Nouveau traite de navigation
  • 1758 Duhamel – Elemens Architecture Navale 2eme edition
  • 1771 Duranti – Instruction elementaire et raisonnee sur la construction
  • 1776 Euler – Theorie complete de la construction et de la maneovre des vaisseaux
  • 1776 Goimpy – Traite sur la construction des vaisseaux
  • 1781 Clairbois – Traite de la construction des vaisseaux
  • 1783 Sebastien, Clairbois – Encyclopedie methodique marine Vol1
  • 1789 Burgues – Arrimage des vaisseaux
  • 1792 Juan – De la construction et de la manoeuvre de vaisseaux
  • 1805 Clairbois – Traite elementaire de la construction des batiments de mer Vol1
  • 1805 Clairbois – Traite elementaire de la construction des batiments de mer Vol2
  • 1815 Forfait – Traite elementaire de la mature des vaisseaux
  • 1863 d’Etroyat – Traite elementaire d’architecture navale