The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1844

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - History - 828 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 1844 volume includes discussion of the building of the docks at Birkenhead, which met with great opposition from the rival port of Liverpool. Other topics covered include discipline on merchant ships, the report of the committee on shipwreck, the visit of the King of France and a description of Zanzibar. There is a fascinating scale showing how Navy provisions were calculated, and a surprising set of extracts from correspondence in which the owner of the musket ball that killed Nelson offers it to Queen Victoria, and the Queen accepts, keeping it at Windsor Castle (where it is still on display today).
 

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Contents

Acceleration of the Overland mails 104
2
A few words on the Mercantile marine of England 88
36
Nautical descrip ion of the coast of China 133 197 477
48
Biographical memoir
61
Shoals and rocks of the Atlantic 527
112
Table Bay 760
140
China navigation 730
161
Decisions in the Admiralty court 38 119 189 245
171
The Gorgon and_her engines
512
Extraordinary piracy and murder the Saladin
514
Births marriages and deaths 63 127 190 255 310 413 535 590 647 727
535
Floating Breakwaters 586
552
The surveyor of the navy and his ships
584
Captain Couchs Solid Channel 185
589
The Life buoy at Sea 24
593
On the Mariners Compass 33 158 246 281
632

Description of Zanzibar and its islands 193
270
Destruction of the ship Palestine 348
276
Nautical rambles 452 489 559 611
392
Dreadful shipwreck of three East Indiamen and loss of life 724
393
Navigation through St Georges Channel 12
409
The Archimedean screw propeller 457
417
On Commander Harriss remarks on mooring ships 15 86
450
The Chinese tarifl 41
462
Bottle apers
486
The Cockle gat light 37
494
Birkenllead docks and Liverpool interests
496
On the appearance of the moon
500
Great circle sailing 24
642
Her Majestys visit to Scotland 685
709
The safety beacon
717
Plymouth royal naval club
723
Her Majestys ships Lizard 110 Hyacinth 223 Plover 641 Bittern 641
729
Voyage from Hongkong to Suez by H C S Akbar 21
730
Port royal Jamaica 467
798
Hurricane 61 109
800
Cayenne and its approaches Guayana 649
802
Voyage of H M S Thunderer 70 138 208 884 423
808
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