Nelson's Navy: Its Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815

Nelson's Navy: Its Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815

by Brian Lavery
     
 

First published in 1990, this encyclopedic yet highly readable work gives an indepthdescription 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… See more details below

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First published in 1990, this encyclopedic yet highly readable work gives an indepthdescription 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 reader.

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Lavery (Ship of the line and Arming and fitting of English ships of war 1600-1815), among the greatest scholars of the period's warships, has produced here a synthesis of his research. It gives us an intimate experience of navy life, ship configuration, furniture, working and fighting the ships, amphibious operations. Some 400 illustrations--both contemporary drawings and prints, and current photos of models--enhance the immediacy of the text. For all maritime and military history collections. 10x12 Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870212581
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
10.21(w) x 11.95(h) x 1.12(d)

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