Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men, and Organisation, 1793-1815

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Naval Institute Press, 1989 - History - 352 pages
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"For all those with this deeper interest in the workings of a great fleet, Nelson's Navy will prove the perfect guide. The book is divided into 14 thematic sections that deal with the design and construction of ships; with the Navy's central and local administration; with the training and organization of officers; seamen and marines; with ship administration; and with life at sea. By means of dispassionate descriptions and personal accounts the author reveals a world far removed from the popularly depicted poverty and cruelty of life in the Royal Navy."--Jacket.

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First published in 1989 and reprinted many times since, 'Nelson's Navy' is a comprehensive overview of Britain's navy during the 'classic' period of the Napoleonic wars. Just about all bases are ... Read full review

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Brian Lavery is Curator of Ship Technology at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

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