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FIFTY SHIPS (that changed the course of history)

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A nautical history of the world.


Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History is a beautiful guide to ships that played a key role in world history.  It describes a variety of ships used by hunters searching for food, traders with goods to barter and warriors bent on conquest, to explorers longing to see what lay beyond the horizon. Some of the fifty ships are:


  • HMS VICTORY, the world's oldest naval ship in commission.

  • HMS ENDEAVOUR, in which Captain Cook's explored the Pacific ocean and discovered Australia & New Zealand 

  • HMS BEAGLE, Darwin's observations while part of the Beagle's journey fomrmed the basis of his Theory of Evolution

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