Napoleonic Naval Armaments 1792-1815

Napoleonic Naval Armaments 1792-1815


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Napoleonic Naval Armaments 1792-1815 by Chris Henry, Brian Delf

There were many elements to British Napoleonic naval success but one of the key factors was gunnery. Other countries developed different naval weapons to fit their maritime strategies. The French and Spanish systems developed on similar lines, while those of the Baltic navies tended to rely on smaller craft and weapons. Holland, during this period, was part of the French sphere of influence and this had an effect on the development of its naval weapons. This title describes the systems of all these countries as well as the fledgling navy of America, whose gunnery skills embarrassed the Royal Navy at the height of their dominance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841766355
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: New Vanguard Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,150,039
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Chris Henry has been interested in military history since he was a small boy. His interest in artillery developed whilst he was a volunteer worker at the Tower of London, and he later became Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery at Fort Nelson. He is now the Head of Collections at the Museum of the Royal Artillery.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary

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