Royal Yachts, Paperback / softback Book

Description

Using his personal ship, Mora, William, Duke of Normandy, invaded Britain with a fl eet of similar ships.

It was the fi rst of a long line of ships with Royal associations.

The word `yacht' did not come into British usage until the seventeenth century, it being a Dutch word.

King Charles II, while in exile in the Netherlands, spent much time sailing statenyachts and had one brought to England when he was crowned.

This 100-ton vessel, with its gold decoration, was the fi rst proper British royal yacht and started a long line of eighty-three different vessels that fi nished with the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now moored at Leith as a fl oating museum.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 125 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Maritime history
  • ISBN: 9781445657844

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