The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1851

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - History - 724 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 volume for 1851 features several pieces about the Arctic, including descriptions of Baffin Bay and Labrador, and reviews of two books describing the searches for Sir John Franklin's lost expedition to the North-West Passage. The content also includes the East India mail schedules, a bloodthirsty 'journal of a Russian privateer' and the final parts of the 'Turkish for Tars' course begun the previous year. There is an unusual foray into ancient history, describing Julius Caesar's expedition to England, and an advertising feature promoting a preserved potato product ideal for ships' provisions, a precursor of modern 'instant mash'.
 

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Contents

Man afloat in the Mid Ocean 220
35
Sailing vessels regulations
49
Maurys wind and current chart 220
56
Models ht Frigates Yachts and Steamers 221
76
Admiralty circular log books 332
92
African information 453
99
Nautical notices 41 102 153 213 276 327 380 437 489 680
100
Naval service obituary 385
111
Ocean soundings 433
379
Indian steam navigation
387
Investigation of the tides between the Owers and Portland
393
On transforming Plane to Mercators charts
424
Pacific hurricanes 610
430
Sir John Ross carrier pigeons 615
438
Rambles in Western India 221
449
Celebes 208
490

Sailors homes 127 205 37 8 602
127
Description of the monumental tower in honour of Sir John Barrow Bart
145
Sailors strike
148
East India mail statistics 372
165
Bosphorus screw steamer
211
Salamanders visit to Formosa 520
212
Seizure of the Levenside merchant vessel by military passengers 484
239
Falkland slands 505
272
Bottle tracks 334 386 437
279
Celtic Philosopher 8
503
Renewed branch expedition in search of Sir John Franklin 324
569
Iron Lighthouse for the American Government 162
607
Review of the proceedings of the Arctic searching Expeditions 529
617
Which is the best lifeboat
661
Late Captain Hewetts opinion of Redcar intended Victoria harbour 278
675
Commodore Stockton on Africa 210
690
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