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Standing Rigging of a Merchant Ship,  70 Tons '

Standing Rigging of a M erchant Ship,  70 Tons '
Standing Rigging of a M erchant Ship,  70 Tons

1 Gammon
2 Bobstays.
3 Bowsprit-shrouds.
4' 'Fore-tackle .pendants.
5 Main-tackle pendants.
6 Mizen burton pendants.
7 Fore-shrouds.
8 Main-shrouds.
9 Mizen-shrouds.
10 Fore-preventer stay.
11 Fore stay
12 Main-preventer stay.
13 Main-stay.
14 Mizen-stay.
15 Fore-top-mast burtons and pend ants.
I6 Main-top-mast burtons and pend ants. 
17 Fore-top-mast rigging.
18 Main top-mast rigging.
19 Mizen top-mast rigging. 
20 Fore-top-mast standing backstays.
21, Main-top-mast standing backstays. .
22 Mizen-topl."rnast(backstay.
23 Fore-top  mast preventer stay
24 Fore-top  maststay.
25 Main-top-mast preventer stay. 
26 -- stay.
27 Mizen-top-mast stay.
28 Fore_top-gaIIant rigging.
29 Main-top-gaIIant rigging.
30 Mizen-top-gaIIant rigging.
3 I Fore-top-gallant standing back- stay.
32 Main-top-gaIIant standing back- stay. 
33 Mizen_top-gallant backstay.
34 Fore-top-gaIIant stay.
35 Main top gallant~ stay.
36 Mizen top gallant stay
37 Fore royal back stay
38 Main royal back stay 
39 Mizen royal back stay
40 Fore royal stay.
4'!! Main royal stay,
42 Mizen .royal stay
43 Standing jib stay. 
44 Flying jib stay.
45 .Bowsprit borse.
46 Martingale.
47 Dolphine. striker,
48 Fore-stay tackle
49 Main-stay tackle.
50 Span for tackle.
5 I Fore futtock shrouds
52 Main futtock shrouds.
53 Mizen futtock shrouds,
54 Futtock staves.
55 Bobstay coIIars.
56 Fore-stay coIIars.
57 Jib-boom horses.
58 Fore and main runners and tackles.
59 Mizen-burtons.
60 Ensign-staff and haIIiards. 
61 Bowsprit.
62 Fore-mast.
63 Main-mast.
64 Mizen-mast.
65 Jib-boom.
66 Fore-top-mast.
67 Main-top-mast.
68 Mizen-top-mast.
69 Fore-top-ga'llant-mast.
70 Main-top-gaIIant-mast
71 Mizen-top-gallant-mast,
72 Bumpkin.

 

Standing Rigging of a M erchant Ship,  70 Tons

1 Gammon
2 Bobstays.
3 Bowsprit-shrouds.
4' 'Fore-tackle .pendants.
5 Main-tackle pendants.
6 Mizen burton pendants.
7 Fore-shrouds.
8 Main-shrouds.
9 Mizen-shrouds.
10 Fore-preventer stay.
11 Fore stay
12 Main-preventer stay.
13 Main-stay.
14 Mizen-stay.
15 Fore-top-mast burtons and pend ants.
I6 Main-top-mast burtons and pend ants. 
17 Fore-top-mast rigging.
18 Main top-mast rigging.
19 Mizen top-mast rigging. 
20 Fore-top-mast standing backstays.
21, Main-top-mast standing back- stays. .
22 Mizen-topl."rnast(backstay.
23 Fore-top  mast preventer stay
24 ---- stay.
25 Main-top-mast preventer stay. 
26 -- stay.
27 Mizen-top-mast stay.
28 Fore_top-gaIIant rigging.
29 Main-top-gaIIant rigging.
30 Mizen-top-gaIIant rigging.
3 I Fore-top-gallant standing back- stay.
32 Main-top-gaIIant standing back- stay. 
33 Mizen_top-gallant backstay.
34 Fore-top-gaIIant stay.
35 Main top gallant~ stay.
36 Mizen top gallant stay
37 Fore royal back stay
38 Main royal back stay 
39 Mizen royal back stay
40 Fore royal stay.
4'!! Main royal stay,
42 Mizen .royal stay
43 Standing jib stay. 
44 Flying jib stay.
45 .Bowsprit borse.
46 Martingale.
47 Dolphine. striker,
48 Fore-stay tackle
49 Main-stay tackle.
50 Span for tackle.
5 I Fore futtock shrouds
52 Main futtock shrouds.
53 Mizen futtock shrouds,
54 Futtock staves.
55 Bobstay coIIars.
56 Fore-stay coIIars.
57 Jib-boom horses.
58 Fore and main runners and tackles.
59 Mizen-burtons.
60 Ensign-staff and haIIiards. 
61 Bowsprit.
62 Fore-mast.
63 Main-mast.
64 Mizen-mast.
65 Jib-boom.
66 Fore-top-mast.
67 Main-top-mast.
68 Mizen-top-mast.
69 Fore-top-ga'llant-mast.
70 Main-top-gaIIant-mast
71 Mizen-top-gallant-mast,
72 Bumpkin.

 
Standing Rigging of a M erchant Ship,  70 Tons

1 Gammon
2 Bobstays.
3 Bowsprit-shrouds.
4' 'Fore-tackle .pendants.
5 Main-tackle pendants.
6 Mizen burton pendants.
7 Fore-shrouds.
8 Main-shrouds.
9 Mizen-shrouds.
10 Fore-preventer stay.
11 Fore stay
12 Main-preventer stay.
13 Main-stay.
14 Mizen-stay.
15 Fore-top-mast burtons and pend ants.
I6 Main-top-mast burtons and pend ants. 
17 Fore-top-mast rigging.
18 Main top-mast rigging.
19 Mizen top-mast rigging. 
20 Fore-top-mast standing backstays.
21, Main-top-mast standing back- stays. .
22 Mizen-topl."rnast(backstay.
23 Fore-top  mast preventer stay
24 ---- stay.
25 Main-top-mast preventer stay. 
26 -- stay.
27 Mizen-top-mast stay.
28 Fore_top-gaIIant rigging.
29 Main-top-gaIIant rigging.
30 Mizen-top-gaIIant rigging.
3 I Fore-top-gallant standing back- stay.
32 Main-top-gaIIant standing back- stay. 
33 Mizen_top-gallant backstay.
34 Fore-top-gaIIant stay.
35 Main top gallant~ stay.
36 Mizen top gallant stay
37 Fore royal back stay
38 Main royal back stay 
39 Mizen royal back stay
40 Fore royal stay.
4'!! Main royal stay,
42 Mizen .royal stay
43 Standing jib stay. 
44 Flying jib stay.
45 .Bowsprit borse.
46 Martingale.
47 Dolphine. striker,
48 Fore-stay tackle
49 Main-stay tackle.
50 Span for tackle.
5 I Fore futtock shrouds
52 Main futtock shrouds.
53 Mizen futtock shrouds,
54 Futtock staves.
55 Bobstay coIIars.
56 Fore-stay coIIars.
57 Jib-boom horses.
58 Fore and main runners and tackles.
59 Mizen-burtons.
60 Ensign-staff and haIIiards. 
61 Bowsprit.
62 Fore-mast.
63 Main-mast.
64 Mizen-mast.
65 Jib-boom.
66 Fore-top-mast.
67 Main-top-mast.
68 Mizen-top-mast.
69 Fore-top-ga'llant-mast.
70 Main-top-gaIIant-mast
71 Mizen-top-gallant-mast,
72 Bumpkin.

 

BACKSTAYS (Breast and Standing) are stays which support the top-masts, top,tgallant, and royal-ma,sts from aft; they reach from the heads of their respective masts to the channel 011 each side of the, ship, and assist the shrouds when stroained by a press of sail, as shown i)1 PI., figs. 20,2 I, 22, 3 I, 32, 33, 37, 38,39"

 

 

Standing Rigging of a Merchant Ship, 70 Tons

Running Rigging of a Merchant Ship

Fore and Aft Sails Of a Merchant Sailing ship in Calm

Square-Sails and Driver of Merchant Ship

Most of the copy and pictures on this page came from a very early edition of the The Art of Rigging we have not taken the time to proof where the commuter has misread the type. For the compete book order a new copy from Amazon 
The best manual ever produced on rigging a sailing ship, based on extensively revised and updated 1848 edition prepared by Biddlecombe, Master in the Royal Navy. Complete definition of terms, on-shore operations, process of rigging ships, reeving the running rigging and bending sails, rigging brigs,

  The Art of Rigging
by Captain George Biddlecombe, George Biddlecombe




 

 

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02/10/2008