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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817-1863: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Seaforth Pubns
Publication date July 19, 2014
Pages 414
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781848321694
ISBN-10 1848321694
Dimensions 1.50 by 10 by 11.75 in.
Weight 4.76 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $100.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The publication of this book sees the completion of a monumental work listing the technical details and career histories of every significant British warship between 1603 and 1863. Following three earlier volumes, this one carries forward the story from the post Napoleonic War reorganization of the Royal Navy’s rating system to the end of sail as the principal mode of propulsion.

Although apparently well documented, this is a period of great complexity in the procurement and naval architecture of ships. The introduction of steam radically altered the design of vessels under construction and was later retrofitted to others, while many ‘names’ lived a ghostly existence on the Navy List: ships ordered but not started, and in some cases having their intended drafts altered more than once before being canceled entirely.

This book meticulously sorts out and clarifies these confusions – a major contribution in itself – but for the first time it also provides outline service histories for an era that is largely neglected. Like its companion volumes, the book is organized 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.

With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era and the formative years of the steam navy that supplanted it.

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The text is very well illustrated... An absolutely splendid reference work, and an essential volume for anyone interested in the history of the Royal Navy during the first part of the period of British naval supremacy.
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9781848321694 | details & prices | 414 pages | 10.00 × 11.75 × 1.50 in. | 4.76 lbs | List price $100.00
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