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Tonnages and displacements in the 16th century

Castro, Filipe

Journal of Archaeological Science, Feb, 2013, Vol.40(2), p.1136(8) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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    Tonnages and displacements in the 16th century
  • Autor: Castro, Filipe
  • Assuntos: Archaeology ; Excavations (Archaeology)
  • É parte de: Journal of Archaeological Science, Feb, 2013, Vol.40(2), p.1136(8)
  • Descrição: To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.08.033 Byline: Filipe Castro Abstract: Questions associated with the size of ships suggested in historical documents are relevant to giving an idea of the volume of cargoes, the size of crews, cost of freights, or when trying to evaluate competitive advantages in war and commerce. Good estimates are often difficult to obtain from the written record, although some values concerning basic hull dimensions are sometimes mentioned. The establishment of reliable relations between registered capacity, as expressed in coeval documents, and displacement, as it is defined nowadays, would be helpful to both historical and archaeological research. This paper probes into the relations between a number of known formulas to calculate tonnages in the 16th century, and the reconstructed hull of the Pepper Wreck, an archaeologically excavated shipwreck dated to 1606. Author Affiliation: Nautical Archaeology Program, 105 Anthropology Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4352, USA Article History: Received 22 May 2012; Revised 10 August 2012; Accepted 12 August 2012
  • Idioma: English

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