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Nelson's Navy : the ships, men and organisation 1793-1815

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: London : Conway, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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A foreword by Patrick O'Brian introduces this definitive reference work, which stands as one of the most successful titles in Conway's 40-year history, with an impressive sales record to match. This book is the essential guide to Nelson's Navy for all those with an interest in the workings of the greatest fleet of the sailing era. The book is eminently readable and was the first single-volume work to cover in such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lavery
ISBN: 9781844861750 1844861759
OCLC Number: 801606076
Description: 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Types of ships --
Shipbuilding --
Officers --
Naval recruitment --
Seamen and landmen --
Marines --
Techniques --
Shipboard life --
Doxkyards and bases --
Fleets --
The seaman's world --
Foreign navies --
Tactics.
Responsibility: Brian Lavery ; foreword by Patrick O'Brian.

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