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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.

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

Nelson's Battles

Nelson's Battles

Author: Nicholas Tracy

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019212625

Category: Copenhagen, Battle of, 1801

Page: 224

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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

Daily Life in the Age of Sail

Daily Life in the Age of Sail

Author: Dorothy Denneen Volo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310262

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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Explore in detail the lives of those on the high seas during the age of sail and exploration, as well as those in seaport towns.

War at Sea in the Age of Sail

War at Sea in the Age of Sail

Author: Andrew D. Lambert

Publisher:

ISBN: 1552781275

Category: Naval art and science

Page: 224

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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" onboardThe Anglo-Dutch Wars of 1650-74, when English commanders challenged Dutch sea power with superior speed, close quarters fighting, and fireshipsThe rise and fall of the French Navy under the Sun King, Louis XIVThe Napoleonic Wars, the defeat of the French fleet, and the rise of British Royal Navy hero Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson

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: 875

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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.

Sea Battles in Close-up, the Age of Nelson

Sea Battles in Close-up, the Age of Nelson

Author: David Lyon

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015038535210

Category: History

Page: 192

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There are few more potent images of naval warfare than that of the dying Admiral Lord Nelson at the moment of his greatest triumph, the defeat of the joint French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar. The triumph at Trafalgar was the culmination of an era of growing British pre-eminence at sea and foreshadowed the increasing power and prestige bestowed on Britain during the 19th century through the domination of the seas by the Royal Navy. Covering many of the most significant naval actions of the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, Sea Battles in Close-up: The Age of Nelson is a fascinating account of the nature of naval warfare in the era of sail and the personalities involved. Initially looking at the organisation and tactics of fighting at sea in the period, the book then examines in detail a number of major engagements. These include Quiberon Bay in 1759, The Nile in 1798 and Lissa in 1811 as well as Trafalgar itself. Also covered is an examination of single-ship actions and the attempts to defeat the Barbary Corsairs. The book is fully illustrated with a superb selection of line drawings, etchings and other contemporary pictures, which graphically explore both the theory and practice of naval combat in the period.

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: 9780786457847

Category: History

Page: 402

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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.

Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696–1860

Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696–1860

Author: Eduard Sozaev

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781473853225

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

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Peter the Great created a navy from nothing, but it challenged and soon surpassed Sweden as the Baltic naval power, while in the Black Sea it became an essential tool in driving back the Ottoman Turks from the heartland of Europe. In battle it was surprisingly successful, and at times in the eighteenth century was the third largest navy in the world - yet its history, and especially its ships, are virtually unrecorded in the West.This major new reference work handsomely fills this gap, with a complete and comprehensive list of the fleet, with technical detail and career highlights for every ship, down to small craft. However, because the subject is so little recorded in English, the book also provides substantial background material on the organisation and administration of the navy, its weapons, personnel and shipbuilding facilities, as well as an outline of Russias naval campaigns down to the clash with Britain and France known as the Crimean War.Illustrated with plans, paintings and prints rarely seen outside Russia, it is authoritative, reliable and comprehensive, the culmination of a long collaboration between a Russian naval historian and an American ship enthusiast.EDUARD SOZAEV is an established Russian naval historian with a number of books to his credit. JOHN TREDREA, his translator, editor and long-term collaborator, is an American ship enthusiast with a life-long interest in the Russian navy.

The Four Days' Battle of 1666

The Four Days' Battle of 1666

Author: Frank L. Fox

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781783469635

Category: History

Page: 448

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“An excellent piece of work, not just as an account of the Four Days’ Battle itself but also for its account of the entire Second Anglo-Dutch War” (HistoryOfWar.org). On June 1, 1666, a large but outnumbered English fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a colossal battle that was to involve nearly 200 ships and last four days. False intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to meet a phantom threat from France, and although the errant squadron rejoined on the final day of the battle, it was not enough to redress the balance. Like many a defeat, it sparked controversy at the time, and has been the subject of speculation and debate ever since. The battle was an event of such overwhelming complexity that for centuries it defied description and deterred study, but this superbly researched book is now recognized as the definitive account. It provides the first clear exposition of the opposing forces, fills many holes in the narrative and answers most of the questions raised by the actions of the English commanders. It makes for a thoroughly engrossing story, and one worthy of the greatest battle of the age of sail.