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Generally commanded by ambitious young men, these were...
Generally commanded by ambitious young men, these were the ships that could capture enemy prizes and earn their officers and men enough prize-money to set them up for life. The fictional characters Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey hardly surpassed some of the extraordinary deeds of derring-do and tragedy described in these pages.
Originally published in two volumes, this book is a bargain for all who want the factual low-down on Nelson's navy.