The Pandora was a 24-gun Sixth Rate built at Deptford in 1779. The 20- and 24-gun classes were the smallest regularly commanded by a Post Captain and they were consequently known as post ships; they were also the smallest frigate-built ships on the Navy List. The Pandora is best known for her voyage to Tahiti which was undertaken to bring back the Bounty mutineers. Fourteen of them were captured at Tahiti but four of them were drowned when Pandora ran aground on 29 August 1791 on the Great Barrier Reef on her return journey. The surviving ten were eventually brought back to Portsmouth and court-martialled. Three of them were hung. The site of the wreck was discovered and has been extensively excavated by a team led by Ron Coleman. The 'Anatomy of the Ship' series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history.About the Author:
John McKay is an architectural draughtsman by profession, and this training undoubtedly helped with the production of a series of techical drawings for three volumes in Conway's Anatomy of the Ship series; on the Victory, the frigate Pandora and the armed transport Bounty. His book on the Victory took nearly five years to complete and involved more than 3,000 hours of work, but resulted in what remains perhaps the most comprehensive documentation of the ship to date. John lives near Vancouver, Canada.
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Descripción Conway Maritime Press, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Revised. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0851778941
Descripción Conway Maritime Press, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110851778941
Descripción Conway Maritime Press, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0851778941
Descripción Conway Maritime Press, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: -- Features a large-scale plan of the ship on the reverse of an extended foldout jacket-- Describes the ship, how it came to be purchased, and a short history of its naval service-- Includes more than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth descriptive keysBuilt in 1779, the Pandora was a twenty-four-gun Sixth Rate, best known for its voyage to Tahiti to bring back the Bounty mutineers. This edition features detailed descriptions of the ship's design and layout. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0851778941