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Napoleonic Sea Era

Warships of the Napoleonic Era Book (Chatham Pictorial Histories Series) The wars of 1793-1815 are widely regarded as the apogee of the sailing man-of-war. Many seapowers became involved in the conflict, and at some point virtually all aligned themselves against Great Britain. Thanks to its superiority, the Royal Navy took many of its enemy ships in battle and developed the habit of drawing plans of the ones they captured. This book reproduces a representative selection of these plans for the main protagonists--French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Russian and American--and for the British themselves. Warships of the Napoleonic Era

The wars of 1793-1815 are widely regarded as the apogee of the sailing man-of-war. Many seapowers became involved in the conflict, and at some point virtually all aligned themselves against Great Britain. Thanks to its superiority, the Royal Navy took many of its enemy ships in battle and developed the habit of drawing plans of the ones they captured. This book reproduces a representative selection of these plans for the main protagonists--French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Russian and American--and for the British themselves.

All of the principal types of warships employed during the conflict are included, from huge three-deckers down to gunboats and even the support craft on which every dockyard depended. The narrative describes the function of each of the bewildering variety of rates, concentrating on their technical development and how they were used in action. An appendix lists other relevant plans available. For ship modelers and age-of-sail enthusiasts, the book offers essential reference material that showcases the incomparable collection of original ships' plans at the National Maritime Museum.
Nelson's Navy : The Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815First published in 1990, this encyclopedic yet highly readable work gives an indepth description of the Royal Navy in Lord Nelson's time. Filled with over four hundred illustrations, the book is divided into fourteen sections that deal with the design and construction of ships, the navy's administration, and life at sea. Other topics include shiphandling and navigation, gunnery techniques and fighting tactics, and a discussion of foreign navies of the day. Nelson's Navy is an important source book for the naval historian, a valuable reference for the enthusiast, and a revelation to the general reade The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy The fictional exploits of sailors in the Royal Navy have thrilled readers around the world. But to many, the "real world" of Nelson's Navy has remained a mystery until now. Whether looking for a recipe for "spotted dog" or the method for reefing the main topgallant, Nelson enthusiasts will find it in this extraordinary compendium. Every aspect of the Royal Navy is covered-the workings of the admiralty, the designs and building of ships, life on board, food and drink, discipline, seamanship, merchant fleets, and opposing navies-all are explained in succinct texts and illustrated with specially commissioned sketches, maps, and diagrams The Boats of Men-of-War: Revised Edition In the age of sail, the boats carried by the men-of-war were an essential part of the ship's outfitting. They were necessary to move stores, act as the "engine" in confined waters, serve as amphibious raiders, and even to cruise independently as tenders to the mother ship. Over the centuries there have been many sizes, hull forms, and rigs employed, so the exact details proved a problem for model makers, marine artists, and builders of replicas.
Nelson's Battles : The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail For every naval officer, in fiction or reality, the frigate was the most sought after command. As dashing as a modern destroyer, the frigate offered the excitement of independent service with the prospect of a glorious single-ship battle or a fortune to be made in prize money. Their actions have been the stuff of history and sea fiction for generations, but the ships themselves are hardly documented at all. This book fills that gap with comprehensive descriptions of the design, construction, armament and fitting of individual classes, as well as the factors that influenced their development and the roles they were expected to perform. Supporting the narrative are detailed lists on all classes, including the prizes captured from opposing French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, and American navies and comparative aspects like performance under sail. Based on extensive new research, the author goes beyond the frigate's specifications to background issues like the construction experiments prior to the adoption of the Seppings' diagonal system, and the improvements to guns, mounting, and powder during the wars of 1793-1815. Warships of the Napoleonic Era (Chatham Pictorial Histories Series) The wars of 1793-1815 are widely regarded as the apogee of the sailing man-of-war. Many seapowers became involved in the conflict, and at some point virtually all aligned themselves against Great Britain. Thanks to its superiority, the Royal Navy took many of its enemy ships in battle and developed the habit of drawing plans of the ones they captured. This book reproduces a representative selection of these plans for the main protagonists--French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Russian and American--and for the British themselves. Nelson Against Napoleon : From the Nile to Copenhagen, 1798-1801 (Chatham Pictorial Histories Series)

From 1799 to 1819 more than 1,000 pages of British naval news and views were published every year in The Naval Chronicle, including action reports, intelligence of foreign naval matters, and biographies of officers. In short, it was the most important original account of the naval part of the Napoleonic Wars Nelson's Navy : English Fighting Ships 1793-1815 Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch Nelson's War (Wordsworth Military Library) The Sea Warriors: The Fighting Captains and Their Ships in the Age of Nelson Their stories today are largely unknown, but in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the captains and crews of the world's great sailing ships endlessly braved weather, enemies, and disease to gain control of the seas. This volume vibrantly chronicles the true-life exploits of men like Lord Cochrane, Charles Brisbane, and Nisbet Willoughby -- naval heroes who for nearly two centuries have stood obscurely in the shadow cast by the famous British admiral Horatio Nelson. Extraordinary

Post Captain;
H.M.S. Surprise;
The Mauritius Command;
Desolation Island;
The Unknown Shore;
The Wine-Dark Sea;
The Nutmeg of Consolation;
The Rendezvous and Other Stories;
The Fortune of War;
The Surgeon's Mate;
The Ionian Mission;
Treason's Harbour
The Far Side of the World;
The Reverse of the Medal;
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen-Gun Salute;
The Truelove;
Men-Of-War : Life in Nelson's Navy;
 

 

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