Technical Papers

A range of technical papers can be downloaded below using the A-Z search facility.  These have been sourced from a variety of places - they may be unpublished works (e.g. a thesis or conference document), commissioned reports or published documents which are now no longer available through mainstream booksellers. 

You are welcome to use these items for your own research purposes, but if you wish to reproduce them, please contact us for copyright information.

National Historic Ships UK will be adding to this page as more useful material is located, so please check back to see if any new items of interest have been uploaded.  In making these documents available, National Historic Ships UK can accept no responsibility for errors and publication does not imply endorsement nor guarantee the standard of any work based on the information provided here.  

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thole pin:

a single pin or one of a pair rising vertically from the sheer and acting in a variety of ways to provide a fulcrum for the oar