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Nemesis : the first iron warship and her world

Author: Adrian G Marshall
Publisher: Singapore : Ridge Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Nemesis was the first of a generation of iron-clad, steampowered naval vessels that established British dominance in Asian waters in the nineteenth century. The world?s first iron warship, the first vessel with truly watertight compartments, and the first iron vessel to round the Cape of Good Hope, Nemesis represented a staggering naval superiority over the oar- and sail-powered naval forces of Britain?s Asian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian G Marshall
ISBN: 9789971698225 9971698226
OCLC Number: 1054234559
Description: xvii, 325 pages, 46 pages of plates : maps, frontispiece ; 23 cm
Contents: The stones of St. Ives --
The honourable company --
The peculiar art --
This splendid vessel --
At the devotion of the wind and seas --
The crew of the captain's gig --
The nature of iron --
The navies of the East --
Empires and addicts --
A war more unjust --
The Nevermiss --
The devil's imps at Canton --
A barren island --
The Vikings sail North --
At the tiger hour --
A trouble in our heart --
India at last --
Nemesis hall --
The Indus flotilla --
Of sultanates and settlements --
Pirates and profits --
Gunboat diplomacy --
Of convicts and colonies --
In splendid order again --
The battle of Batang Maru --
A mission to Siam --
From Rangoon to Mandalay --
Up the Irrawaddy again --
So old a ship.
Responsibility: Adrian G. Marshall.

Abstract:

The Nemesis was the first of a generation of iron-clad, steampowered naval vessels that established British dominance in Asian waters in the nineteenth century. The world?s first iron warship, the first vessel with truly watertight compartments, and the first iron vessel to round the Cape of Good Hope, Nemesis represented a staggering naval superiority over the oar- and sail-powered naval forces of Britain?s Asian rivals. Yet strangely her story has never been told to modern audiences, and her origins and actions have until now been shrouded in mystery. This lively narrative places her in the historical context of last years of the East India Company, and in the history of steam power and of iron ships. It tells of her exploits in the First Opium War, in pirate suppression and naval actions across Asia, from Burma to Bombay to the Yangtze River and beyond.

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