Ship speeds during the Industrial Revolution: East India Company ships, 1770–1828

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The duration of voyages to Asia by English East India Company ships fell by a quarter to a third between the s and the s. The adoption of copper sheathing was the main reason for faster passages and worked through two channels. The more direct was to increase sailing speed by about  percent. The indirect, but quantitatively more important, effect was to eliminate the need for a stop at or near the Cape. These results show that there were significant improvements in shipping technology well before the use of steam and iron.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)66-78
Aantal pagina's13
TijdschriftEuropean Review of Economic History
Volume20
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
DOI's
StatusPublished - 13 jan 2016

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