The aim of this series is to provide the finest documentation of individual ships ever produced through illustrations offering enthusiasts a novel insight into ship design and construction. Each volume includes a service and design history and a section emphasising close-up and on-board photos.
Peter Goodwin is widely acknowledged as one of the leading writers on the sailing warship. His published titles include the classic The Construction and Fitting of the Sailing Man of War (Conway, 1990), The Naval Cutter 'Alert' (in the Conway Anatomy of the Ship series) and the acclaimed Nelson's Ships: A Comprehensive History of the Vessels In Which he Served 1771-1805 (Conway, 2002). He is Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory, in HM Naval Base Portsmouth, and lives in Southsea, Hants.