British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line

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British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line

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The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval tactics were evolving. The British Royal Navy emerged triumphant as the leading world sea power, and the epitome of Britannic naval strength was the Ship-of-the-Line. These 'wooden walls' were more than merely floating gun batteries: they contained a crew of up to 800 men, and often had to remain at sea for extended periods. This book offers detailed coverage of the complex vessels that were the largest man-made structures produced in the pre-Industrial era.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design · Operation · The Fleet 1792–1815 · Bibliography · Glossary · Colour Plate Commentary · Index

Product details

Published 25 Nov 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763088
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 42
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

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Tony Bryan

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