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British warships in the age of sail 1817-1863 : design, construction, careers and fates

Author: Rif Winfield
Publisher: South Yorkshire, England : Seaforth Publishing, 2014. ©2014
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The first - and only - published listing of career histories for the warships of this period. This is a 'must have' reference work for those interested in this era of British maritime supremacy.  Read more...

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Winfield, Rif.
British warships in the age of sail 1817-1863 : design, construction, careers and fates.
South Yorkshire, England : Seaforth Publishing, ©2014
xviii, 414 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rif Winfield
ISBN: 9781473849624 1473849624 9781473837430 147383743X
OCLC Number: 903967035
Description: 1 online resource (434 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Cover; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; Preface ; Bibliography; Chronology of the Navy 1817 to 1863; Battles and Campaigns; Glossary and Abbreviations; Chapter 1: First Rates of 104 guns and above; (A) Vessels in service or on order on1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; (D) Vessels ordered or re-ordered as screwthree-deckers (from 1850); Chapter 2: Second Rates of 80 to 101 guns; (A) Vessels in service or on order at1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830. (D) Vessels ordered or re-ordered as steamscrew battleships (from 1847)Chapter 3: Third Rates; (A) Vessels in service or on orderat 1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; (D) Vessels ordered or re-ordered as steamscrew warships (from 1848); Chapter 4: Fourth Rates (largely frigates); (A) Vessels in service or on orderat 1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; (D) Vessels ordered or re-ordered as FourthRate steam guard ships and steam screwfrigates (from 1845). Chapter 5: The Fifth Rates (frigates)(A) Vessels in service or on order at1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; (D) Vessels ordered or re-ordered as FifthRate steam screw frigates (from 1844); Chapter 6: The Sixth Rates (later corvettes); (A) Vessels in service or on orderat 1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; (D) Vessels ordered or re-ordered as steamscrew corvettes (from 1845); Chapter 7: Ship Sloops; (A) Vessels in service or on order at1 January 1817. (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817(C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; Chapter 8: Brig Sloops (and other brigs); (A) Vessels in service at 1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; Chapter 9: Cutters and Schooners; (A) Vessels in service or on order at1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Sailing Vessels; Bomb Vessels; (A) Vessels in service or on order at1 January 1817; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; Packet Vessels. Surveying and Exploration VesselsVessels acquired from 1 January 1817; Yachts; Vessels for Amphibious Warfare (from 1854); Mortar Vessels; Mortar Floats; Chapter 11: Steam Paddle Vessels; (C) Vessels acquired from November 1830; (B) Vessels acquired from 1 January 1817; Paddle Packets acquired from the Post Office in 1837; Paddle Frigates; Paddle Sloops; Paddle Gunvessels; Paddle Packets; Paddle Despatch Vessels; Paddle Royal Yachts; Exploration Vessels; Paddle Tugs/Tenders; Paddle Vessels on the Canadian Great Lakes; Chapter 12: Screw Sloops.
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