Rigging (Other Keyword)

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Comparative Archaeological Analysis of Ship Rigging During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Grace Tsai.

The first two decades of the seventeenth century saw a period of rapid technological advancement in shipbuilding, including ships’ rigging. This paper analyzes the changes in rigging seen in artifacts excavated from wrecks spanning from AD 1545 to 1700. Compiled from the most recent publications and/or personal correspondences, the list of artifacts include: blocks, sheaves, pins, deadeyes, chainplates, parrels, cordage, sails, and other miscellaneous parts. These remains will be analyzed to...


Essential Hardware: An Analysis of Vasa’s Rigging and Gun Tackle Blocks (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nathaniel F Howe.

Rigging blocks are essential to the operation of a large sailing vessel, yet little has been published on these vital pieces of hardware. Recent research and analysis of the rigging and gun tackle blocks found in association with the Swedish royal warship, Vasa, lost in Stockholm Harbor in 1628,has made possible a detailed study of this specialized equipment, its typology, nomenclature, historical development, physical mechanics, and its application aboard 17th century square-rigged ships....


The Nautical Archeology of Padre Island: the Spanish Shipwrecks of 1554 (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J. Barto III Arnold. Robert Weddle.

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Ship’s Equipment, Fittings, and Rigging Components from the Storm Wreck (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eden Andes.

This paper addresses ship’s equipment, fittings, and rigging found on the late 18th century Storm Wreck off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida. Components of standing and running rigging are discussed along with the ship’s bell, lead deck pump, bricks, fasteners, and ballast. Rigging components recovered include an intact deadeye with iron stropping, another deadeye strop, a possible chainplate, and a variety of iron hooks and hanks. The lead deck pump was found bent and hacked from its...


Warwick in the Context of 17th Century Sail (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Douglas Inglis.

This paper examines rigging elements from the 1619 Warwick shipwreck in the broader context of 17th century sailing technology. Warwick's crew would have committed the majority of their efforts to maintaining the ship's rig and interacting with her sails. Although only a small assemblage of rigging elements survived the wrecking process, they provide important clues to how the ship's rig was designed and operated. Warwick's assemblage of rigging elements contains several varieties of three-hole...