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Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail

Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail

Author: Bernard Ireland

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393049833

Category: History

Page: 240

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A chronicle of warships and tactics in the "Age of Sail" focuses on the Revolutionary War and Napoleonic Wars, capturing the gritty details of daily life at sea and describing the strategies used to achieve victory on the high seas.

Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail

Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail

Author: Brian Tunstall

Publisher: Brassey's

ISBN: UOM:39015018980642

Category: Great Britain

Page: 296

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This title traces the evolution of fleet tactics from the Dutch wars of the 17th century to the defeat of the French Empire. It emphasizes the importance of signals and fighting instructions as a key to the way the fleets were actually employed and provides insights into well-known battles.

War at Sea in the Age of Sail (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

War at Sea in the Age of Sail (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

Author: Andrew Lambert

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 0060838558

Category: History

Page: 240

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Our fascination with the drama of war at sea is as strong today as it was in the heyday of the sailing ship.This book, written by one of the world's foremost authors on naval warfare, describes the dramatic battles of an age when sail was supreme. Andrew Lambert's comprehensive history examines key naval conflicts from the highest strategic level right down to the experience of the ordinary sailor. Fully illustrated throughout, this book incorporates computer-generated cartography that brings the sea battles to life. An in-depth look at ship design and the "floating culture" onboard The Anglo-Dutch Wars of 1650–74, when English commanders challenged Dutch sea power with superior speed, close quarters fighting, and fireships The rise and fall of the French Navy under the Sun King, Louis XIV The Napoleonic Wars, the defeat of the French fleet, and the rise of British Royal Navy hero Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson

Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century

Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Sam Willis

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843833670

Category: History

Page: 286

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In a series of thematic chapters, following the rough chronology of a sea fight from initial contact to damage repair, the author offers a dramatic interpretation of fighting at sea in the eighteenth century, and explains in greater depth than ever before how and why sea battles (including Trafalgar) were won and lost in the great Age of Sail. He explains in detail how two ships or fleets identified each other to be enemies; how and why they manoeuvred for battle; how a commander communicated his ideas, and how and why his subordinates acted in the way that they did. --from publisher description.

English/British Naval History to 1815

English/British Naval History to 1815

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305471

Category: History

Page: 914

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Delivers a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of academic and printed materials on the maritime and naval history of England and Great Britain from its earliest times to 1815.

Nelson's Battles

Nelson's Battles

Author: Nicholas Tracy

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019212625

Category: Copenhagen, Battle of, 1801

Page: 232

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Tracy (history, U. of New Brunswick) is a specialist in naval warfare especially during the age of sail. He presents an account of British Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's (1758-1805) military career that should please Nelson fans and readers new to or old in the naval warfare. He reviews Nelson's earl

French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1786–1861

French Warships in the Age of Sail, 1786–1861

Author: Rif Winfield

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848323537

Category: History

Page: 464

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In 1786 the French Navy had just emerged from its most successful war of the eighteenth century, having frequently outfought or outmanoeuvred the Royal Navy in battle, and made a major contribution to American independence. The reputation of its ship design and fighting skills never stood higher, yet within a few years the effects of the French Revolution had devastated its efficiency, leading to defeat after defeat. Fine ships continued to be built, but even under Napoleon's dynamic influence the navy never recovered sufficiently to alter the balance of sea power. It was only after 1815 that the navy revived, espousing technical innovation and invention, to produce some of the most advanced ships of the age.This book is the first comprehensive listing of these ships in English, and follows the pattern set by the companion series on British warships in the age of sail in providing an impressive depth of information. It is organised by Rate, classification and class, with significant technical and building data, followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. Thus for the first time it is possible to form a clear picture of the overall development of French warships in the latter half of the sailing era.

Warfare on the Mediterranean in the Age of Sail

Warfare on the Mediterranean in the Age of Sail

Author: David S. T. Blackmore

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786447990

Category: History

Page: 393

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Between the last battle fought entirely under oars in 1571 and the first fought entirely under steam in 1866, naval warfare in the Middle Seas and adjacent Atlantic waters was dominated by the sailing warship. This exploration of that distinct period in military history begins with an overview of the galley warfare that dominated the Mediterranean for millennia and a discussion of the technological developments, including the sail and the cannon, which led to the galley's demise. Subsequent chapters discuss the role of sailing ships in every major conflict on the Mediterranean from the 16th century Eighty Years War to the late 19th century Austro-Prussian-Italian War. In addition to the major battles, the book also highlights smaller encounters between single ships or light squadrons, important conflicts often overlooked in naval histories.

The Seaforth Bibliography

The Seaforth Bibliography

Author: Eugene Rasor

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848320024

Category: History

Page: 875

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This remarkable work is a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of the most important scholarly and printed materials about the naval and maritime history of England and Great Britain from the earliest times to 1815. More than 4,000 popular, standard and official histories, important articles in journals and periodicals, anthologies, conference, symposium and seminar papers, guides, documents and doctoral theses are covered so that the emphasis is the broadest possible. But the work is far, far more than a listing. The works are all evaluated, assessed and analysed and then integrated into an historical narrative that makes the book a hugely useful reference work for student, scholar, and enthusiast alike. It is divided into twenty-one chapters which cover resource centres, significant naval writers, pre-eminent and general histories, the chronological periods from Julius Caesar through the Vikings, Tudors and Stuarts to Nelson and Bligh, major naval personalities, warships, piracy, strategy and tactics, exploration, discovery and navigation, archaeology and even naval fiction. Quite simply, no-one with an interest and enthusiasm for naval history can afford to be without this book at their side.

The British Navy

The British Navy

Author: Alfred H. Miles

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782820361

Category: History

Page: 392

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The exploits of the world's greatest sea power from its beginnings to its triumphs This book, originally entitled, 'Fifty-Two Stories of the British Navy from Damme to Trafalgar, ' is an excellent 'reader' for all those interested in the history of British conflict at sea, from the earliest times to possibly the greatest naval battle of the age of sail-Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar in 1805. The volume is organised chronologically and each account links to form a chain which demonstrates how the Royal Navy really did come to 'rule the waves' to the point that after Trafalgar it did not fight another major battle at sea until Jutland during the First World War. Among the many great naval officers whose exploits are detailed here are Howard, Barton, Hawkins, Drake, Blake, Rooke, Benbow, Rodney and many others. Some 600 years of warfare at sea is discussed including the many wars against the Dutch and the perennial enemy France. Great battles are detailed, including eye-witness accounts, and the reader is transported to Damme, the destruction of the Algerine Navy, the victories at La Hogue, Quiberon Bay, Cape St. Vincent, the Nile and many more. Finally the reader is introduced to the 'hearts of oak'-the great ships of Britain's fleet including Repulse, Royal George, Agamemnon, Centaur, Ramilles and other famous vessels-and their crews-whose names have entered the glorious history of the Royal Navy. Created for reading pleasure rather than in depth research this book is certain to be a welcome addition to the library of any enthusiast of the history of the great age of sail. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.