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HMS Victory Manual 1765-1812: An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy's Oldest and Most Famous Hardcover – Apr 1 2012


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK (April 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857330853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857330857
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 1.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 798 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Don’t let the utilitarian cover art fool you. It’s perfect for the book’s purpose – an owner’s manual. But the exterior merely camouflages a priceless, but exceedingly economical, treasure. While I occasionally give five stars to exceptional books, HMS Victory Owners’ Workshop Manual far exceeds that rating.” - Pirates and Privateers

About the Author

Peter K. Goodwin served in the Royal Navy before pursuing a career as a maritime historian and author. He was appointed the first Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory in 1991. Peter has also worked as historical advisor for the film Master and Commander and the Hornblower series.

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By jimmyd on May 16 2013
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It just doesn't get any better than this for fans of this great old ship! This is a detailed account of the building and sailing of HMS Victory, illustrated by some outstanding colour photography. I am totally satisfied with this purchase.
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HMS Victory Manual 1765-1812: An Insight into Owning, Operating and Maintaining the Royal Navy's Oldest and Most Famous WarshipI am building a model of the HMS Victory. This book is a treasure trove of details and photographs. It is exactly what I was looking for to get information for my model. The price is very reasonable, and the format is perfect. If you need detailed information for your model of the HMS Victory, buy this book. Message to Haynes - I hope you have more of these books in the works!
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By Charles Bruce on July 28 2014
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An interesting look at "live history" I enjoyed the historical significance of the ship.
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Amazon.com: 11 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book for those interested in HMS Victory and/or Age of Sail April 14 2012
By pbk63 - Published on Amazon.com
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I was not really sure what to expect from this book even after visiting the Haynes website and viewing the table of contents and a few select pages. I own a large model of HMS Victory and wanted a book describing it in some detail. This book is exactly what I was looking for. It is well illustrated and the cut a way views excellent. Descriptions are clear and photographs outstanding. Can easily recommend it!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Royal Navy Insights Sept. 30 2012
By D. Andrew McChesney - Published on Amazon.com
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HMS Victory: Owners' Workshop Manual
Peter Goodwin, MPhil, IEng, MIMarEst
Reviewed by D. Andrew McChesney

This relatively slender volume is billed as "an insight into owning, operating and maintaining the Royal Navy's oldest and most famous warship." It is a must have for anyone with an interest in tall ships, the age of sail, the great sailing navies, and in particular the Royal Navy and Lord Nelson.
Through the pages, we learn of the previous Royal Navy ships bearing the name Victory. We come to understand the reasoning behind its design and construction and to know in fairly great detail, the events of its active duty career. Readers are taken on a detailed tour of the entire vessel as we examine it from keel to main topgallant mast truck. The author also delves into the problems and resultant solutions required to keep a near two hundred and fifty year old ship in serviceable condition.
As informative and impressive as this book is, it is not without some problems. It seems to have been rather hurriedly written. Many topics are lightly touched upon, and sometimes appear to end arbitrarily. Drawings and diagrams give one a start at understanding the complexity of an Eighteenth Century warship, but fail to follow through. More illustrations, demonstrating and defining those things mentioned in the text would be greatly appreciated. At one point the 98 gun Impregnable is referred to as a first-rate, when in fact it would have been classed as a second-rate. There are also problems with some of the tables for the characteristics of Victory's guns. It appears that data for one type of gun was recopied and placed in the listings for another.
Nonetheless, this book is a great addition to the collection of anyone interested or fanatical about the age of sail. It definitely adds to, rather than subtracting from the field of knowledge available to those with such interests.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I Build Model Ships, I Fix Cars April 18 2012
By David Rasch - Published on Amazon.com
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This book blends the best of both words. I first passed this book up as just another Victory title. Glad I didn't. The author has 'been there, done that' when it comes to tall ships. What this volume excels in is the quality, view and selection of color photos. These go a long way in assisting modelers in color selection. The narrative follows in the Haynes tradition of - 'how do you do that'. The further reading section is also useful in filling in areas limited by space in this book. Trusting Haynes will do a USS Constitution volume soon.
but it's the nitty gritty stuff that makes it interesting - like the huge furnace/forge she carried - and the miles ... July 16 2014
By Paul S - Published on Amazon.com
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You want to know how they made the Victory and how it was run, rather than its history? This is the book for you. Have your dictionary of nautical terms next to you, because you'll need it. You still get a brief history of the naval battles she took part in, and of course, her spell under her most famous commander, but it's the nitty gritty stuff that makes it interesting - like the huge furnace/forge she carried - and the miles of rigging - and where they stored the gunpowder and so on, that makes the such a readable little book. I loved it.
Excellent Book in the tradition of 'Owner's Workshop Manual'! April 21 2014
By John B. Davis - Published on Amazon.com
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Once again, the Owner's Workshop Manual has surpassed my expectations with yet another excellent book! Thanks Guys & Gals for all your efforts!


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