The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1855

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - History - 746 pages
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The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The 1855 volume is dominated by the Crimean War and includes critical comments on Balaclava and Sebastopol as well as opportunistic advertising for 'preserved vegetables for the Crimea' (recommending a precursor of 'instant mash'). In addition to regular features, it discusses the ethnography of West Africa, the eruption of Vesuvius, piracy in the Mediterranean and the China seas, and the causes of the loss of ships: the writer ranks teetotalism ('coffee instead of rum') sixth, even before poor construction of the vessel. Books reviewed include titles on the Arctic by Belcher and Bellot (also available in the Cambridge Library Collection).
 

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Contents

Petersburgh 424
1
A Description of Delagoa Bay and the bordering States 146
32
Rates of Freight
54
Bombardment of Sweaborg 472
94
Flag of the Merchant Service 316
100
Dents Fluid Compass
111
Record of Wrecks 648
116
Important Case to Masters of Ships calling at Australian Ports 163
127
The Egras 430
377
Practical Meteorology By John Drew Ph D
387
Report of Mr J Scott Tucker upon the Port of Table Bay 202
390
The Loss of the James Russell 631
393
Ethnographic View of Western Africa 485 526 591
444
Russia on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azof By H D Sey
499
The Origin Progress and Reasons for the War 253
512
Extract of a Letter from the White Sea Squadron
534

The Crimea
133
Remarkable Phenomena of Phantom Land in the St George Channel
146
Despatches from the Black Sea 493
150
RearAdmiral Sir John Franklina Narrative By RearAd
165
Erroneous Charts
274
Eruption of Vesuvius
329
Establishment of New Caledonia as a Colony of France
337
Remarkson the Harbours of Queen Charlotte Islands 617
365
Sailing Directions for the Isthmus of Darien 185 243
577
Sir Francis Beauforts Plan for Secret Correspondence 481
584
Surrender of Kinburn
610
Report and Charts of the Cruize of the U S brig Dolphin
615
Table of the Rates of Pilotage 684
653
The Last of the Arctic Voyages By Capt Sir Edw Belcher
680
Notes during a Cruize with the Baltic Fleet 57 118 191 360 415
689
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