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Built as a floating siege engine able to withstand the recoil of shell-firing mortars, the Granado was one of twelve bomb vessels supplementing the depleted British fleet at the outbreak of the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1739. This book begins with a brief description of the development of bomb vessels, from the early galiote a bombe built in 1682 to the World War II monitors used for coastal bombardment, and continues with an in-depth description of the Granado, a summary of the ship's career, and more than 250 detailed illustrations. The book also provides insights into fictional hero Jack Aubrey's first command, the Sophie, a 14-gun brig-sloop with a quarterdeck and stern windows.

The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742

Author: Peter Goodwin

Title: The Bomb Vessel Granado 1742

Series: Anatomy of the Ship

First Published by: Conway Maritime Press


Format: HC

Date: 31 December 1989

ISBN-10: 0851775225

ISBN-13: 9780851775227

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