Man of War: The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez: From The American Revolution to the Defeat of Napoleon

Man of War: The Fighting Life of Admiral James Saumarez: From The American Revolution to the Defeat of Napoleon

by Anthony Sullivan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526706515
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 09/11/2017
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Anthony Sullivan was born in London in 1971 but has lived most of his life in Surrey. His grandfather served in the Army, his father in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He is a graduate of the Open University, where he studied history and is also a member of the Naval Records Society.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

Acknowledgements vii

Prologue ix

Chapter 1 Childhood and Early Career 1

Chapter 2 Lieutenant Saumarez 6

Chapter 3 Lieutenant to Post Captain 14

Chapter 4 Russell and the Battle of the Saintes 27

Chapter 5 Half Pay in Guernsey 35

Chapter 6 Crescent versus Reunion 38

Chapter 7 Channel Service and the Escape of Crescent 47

Chapter 8 Orion and the Battle of Ile de Groix 60

Chapter 9 The Mediterranean Fleet and the Battle of Cape St Vincent 65

Chapter 10 Mutiny and Blockade 75

Chapter 11 Chasing the French 79

Chapter 12 The Battle of the Nile 90

Chapter 13 Admiral Bruix's Cruise and the Blockade of Brest 104

Chapter 14 The Battle of Algeciras 115

Chapter 15 The Peace of Amiens 131

Chapter 16 Commander-in-Chief, Channel Islands 137

Chapter 17 The Baltic 150

Chapter 18 Commander-in-Chief, Baltic Fleet 155

Chapter 19 Saumarez: British Diplomat Afloat 169

Chapter 20 The Prince of Ponte Corvo 178

Chapter 21 The Carlshamn Cargoes 187

Chapter 22 Baltic Fleet: Final Season 199

Chapter 23 Final Command 210

Chapter 24 Retirement 220

Chapter 25 Summation 233

Notes 240

Bibliography 244

Index 248

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