The Pirate Ship 1660–1730

The Pirate Ship 1660–1730

New Vanguard 70
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 70
  • Publication Date: 20 Jun 2003
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The deeds and personalities of famous pirates have received significant attention in recent years: however, no detailed depiction of their vessels has ever been produced. This title redresses the imbalance, conducting a detailed exploration of the wide variety of pirate vessels that sailed the high seas during the 'golden age' of piracy (1690-1730), from gun-bristling warships to smaller craft such as sloops, brigantines and early schooners. It incorporates the latest archaeological evidence to produce a fascinating account of these vessels, detailing their origins, development and tactical engagement. Packed with contemporary illustrations and superbly detailed colour artwork, the ships of the 'golden age' are brought vividly to life.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam, from the Orkney Islands, is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Currently based in London, he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer.Tony Bryan, a freelance illustrator of many years experience, initially qualified in engineering, Tony previously worked in the field of military research and development and has a keen interest in all types of military hardware, particularly armoured vehicles, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many detailed illustrations for magazines and books, including numerous titles in the New Vanguard series.


Introduction The design of the ideal pirate ship The origins of the pirate ships The conversion of a prize Small pirate vessels Pirate flagships The pirate ship in action Glossary Bibliography Colour plate commentary Index

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