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British Warships In The Age Of Sail 1793-1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Seaforth Pubns
Publication date July 19, 2008
Pages 420
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781844157174
ISBN-10 1844157172
Dimensions 1.25 by 10 by 11.75 in.
Weight 4.86 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $100.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: At the zenith of its power in 1809 the Royal Navy comprised one half of all the warships in the world, the first (and last) time any navy achieved this dominance. Given its importance, it is not surprising that much attention has been lavished on this subject, but among the numerous books on the design, development and technical details of these ships, there is surprisingly little readily available on their careers. Now this gap is comprehensively filled by this superb reference book, outlining the service history of every ship, built, purchased or captured, that fought for the Royal Navy in the great wars of the 1793-1815 era v well over 2000 vessels.

The book is organized by Rate, classification and class, with outline technical and building data, but followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. This includes commissioning dates, refit periods, changes of captain, the stations where they served (and when), as well as details of any noteworthy actions in which they took part. It will enable anyone to follow up a casual reference to any warship, and will provide the researcher with a solid core of information on which to base further study. With nothing remotely like it in print, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the Nelsonic era.

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"meticulous research... organized by rate, classification, and class, with outline technical and building data, but follow a concise summary of the careers in every class. "
SEAWAYS, 11/2008

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from Seaforth Pubns (July 19, 2008)
9781844157174 | details & prices | 420 pages | 10.00 × 11.75 × 1.25 in. | 4.86 lbs | List price $100.00
About: At the zenith of its power in 1809 the Royal Navy comprised one half of all the warships in the world, the first (and last) time any navy achieved this dominance.
from Greenhill Pr (February 15, 2006)
9781861762467 | details & prices | 418 pages | 9.75 × 11.25 × 1.50 in. | 4.75 lbs | List price $85.00
About: At the zenith of its power in 1809 the Royal Navy comprised one half of all the warships in the world, the first (and last) time any navy achieved this dominance.

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