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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User Review  - JoolzMac - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Julian Stockwin - Goodreads

Indispensable guide to the Age of Fighting Sail, the era in which I set my Thomas Kydd novels. Delighted to see an updated version has recently come out. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
The Naval Administration
21
TYPES OF SHIPS
35
Frigates
49
Fitting of ships
67
Armament
80
Commissioned Officers
94
Ship Administration
112
SHIPBOARD LIFE
194
Rewards and Pleasures
208
DOCKYARDS AND BASES
221
Overseas Bases
236
Fleet Administration
251
THE SEAMANS WORLD
265
FOREIGN NAVIES
278
TACTICS
295

SEAMEN AND LANDMEN
129
MARINES
145
Ship Handling
162
Navigation
181
Amphibious Operations
310
Appendices
325
Index
348
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Brian Lavery is Curator of Ship Technology at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

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