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MILTON STUART

MILTON STUART

BRITISH 4-masted barque MILTON STUART from Liverpool, here used for the carriage of timber.

Name: MILTON STUART
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 30/05/1892
Completed: 08/1892
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 177
Dimensions: 3178grt, 2930nrt, 327.2 x 46.6 x 25.8ft
Engines: Non

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There has been some discussion in the forum on the best position from which to handle a ship. (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=296053) I doubt that it has been found here. The protective cover for the helmsman shows that the wheel is right aft, and, to be heard, the officer giving orders would have to stand near to this spot. Certainly not a place from where you had an unhindered vision of what was happening around the ship. The wheel position on three-island sailing ships were soon moved forward to the middle island, but a few early ones retained the traditional position. (Other pictures of the ship shows the absence of a midship wheel.)
 

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