Schooner Vocabulary
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Square-Sails and Driver of Merchant Ship

The Square-Sails and Driver of a Merchant Ship

The Square-Sails and Driver

1. Fore-course.
2 Main-course.
3 Fore-top-sail
4 Main-top-sail
5, Mizen-top-saiL
6 Fore-top-gallant-sail
7 Main-top"gallant-sail.
8 Mizen'-top-gallent-saiL
9  Fore-royal.
10 Main-royal.
11 Mizen-royal.
12 Driver.
13 Fore-lower-studding sails.
14 Main-lower-studding-sails.
15 Fore-top-mast-studding-sails. 
16 Main-top-mast-studding-sails. 
17 Fore-top-gallant-studding-sails. 
18 Main-top-gallant-studding-sails. 
19 Fore-sheets.
20 Fore tacks.
21 Fore- leech-lines.
22 Fore bunt-lines.
23 Fore bowlines.
24 Fore-bowline-bridles.
25 Main-sheets.
26 Main tacks.
27 Main leech-lines.
28 Main bunt-lines.
29 Main bowlines.
30 Main bowline-bridles.
3 I Fore-top-sail-bunt-lines.
32 bowlines.
33 bowline-bridles.
34 Main-top-sail-bunt-lines.
35 bowlines.
36 bowline-bridles.
37 Mizen-top-sail-bunt-lines.
38 Mizen-top-sail-bowlines.
39 Mizen-top-sail-bowline-bridles.
40 Fore-top-gallant-bunt"lines.
41 Fore-top-gallant-bowlines.
42 Fore-top-gallant-bowline-bridles. 
43 Main-top-gallant-bunt-lines.
44 Main-top-gallant-bowlines.
45  Main-top-gallant- bowline-bridles. 
46 Mizen-top-gallant-bowlines.,

Notes. - For the ropes that appear to windward,
 of the sails, see Plate XIII. (a Barque). ~

The Square-Sails and Driver

1. Fore-course.
2 Main-course.
3 Fore-top-sail
4 Main-top-sail
5, Mizen-top-saiL
6 Fore-top-gallant-sail
7 Main-top"gallant-sail.
8 Mizen'-top-gallent-saiL
9  Fore-royal.
10 Main-royal.
11 Mizen-royal.
12 Driver.
13 Fore-lower-studding sails.
14 Main-lower-studding-sails.
15 F ore-top-mast-studding-sails. 
16 Main-top-mast-studding-sails. 
17 Fore-top-gallant-studding-sails. 
18 Main-top-gallant-studding-sails. 
19 Fore-sheets.
20 Fore tacks.
21 Fore - leech-lines.
22 Fore bunt-lines.
23 Fore bowlines.
24 Fore-bowline-bridles.
25 Main-sheets.
26 Main tacks.
27 Main leech-lines.
28 Main bunt-lines.
29 Main bowlines.
30 Main bowline-bridles.
3 I Fore-top-sail-bunt-lines.
32 bowlines.
33 bowline-bridles.
34 Main-top-sail-bunt-lines.
35 bowlines.
36 bowline-bridles.
37 Mizen-top-sail-bunt-lines.
38 Mizen-top-sail- bowlines.
39 Mizen-top-sail- bowline-bridles.
40 Fore-top-gallant-bunt"lines.
41 Fore-top-gallant-bowlines.
42 Fore-top-gallant- bowline-bridles. 
43 Main-top-gallant-bunt-lines.
44 Main-top-gallant- bowlines.
45  Main-top-gallant- bowline-bridles. 
46 Mizen-top-gallant-bowlines.,

Notes. - For the ropes that appear to windward,
  of the sails, see Plate XIII. (a Barque). ~

 
The Square-Sails and Driver

1. Fore-course.
2 Main-course.
3 Fore-top-sail
4 Main-top-sail
5, Mizen-top-saiL
6 Fore-top-gallant-sail
7 Main-top"gallant-sail.
8 Mizen'-top-gallent-saiL
9  Fore-royal.
10 Main-royal.
11 Mizen-royal.
12 Driver.
13 Fore-lower-studding sails.
14 Main-lower-studding-sails.
15 Fore-top-mast-studding-sails. 
16 Main-top-mast-studding-sails. 
17 Fore-top-gallant-studding-sails. 
18 Main-top-gallant-studding-sails. 
19 Fore-sheets.
20 Fore tacks.
21 Fore- leech-lines.
22 Fore bunt-lines.
23 Fore bowlines.
24 Fore-bowline-bridles.
25 Main-sheets.
26 Main tacks.
27 Main leech-lines.
28 Main bunt-lines.
29 Main bowlines.
30 Main bowline-bridles.
3 I Fore-top-sail-bunt-lines.
32 bowlines.
33 bowline-bridles.
34 Main-top-sail-bunt-lines.
35 bowlines.
36 bowline-bridles.
37 Mizen-top-sail-bunt-lines.
38 Mizen-top-sail-bowlines.
39 Mizen-top-sail-bowline-bridles.
40 Fore-top-gallant-bunt"lines.
41 Fore-top-gallant-bowlines.
42 Fore-top-gallant-bowline-bridles. 
43 Main-top-gallant-bunt-lines.
44 Main-top-gallant-bowlines.
45  Main-top-gallant- bowline-bridles. 
46 Mizen-top-gallant-bowlines.,

Notes. - For the ropes that appear to windward,
 of the sails, see Plate XIII. (a Barque). ~

 
 

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
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02/10/2008