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British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-line by Angus Konstam
  

British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-line

Part of the Osprey New Vanguard S. Series

Synopsis

British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-line by Angus Konstam

The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval tactics were evolving. The British Royal Navy emerged triumphant as the leading world sea power, and the epitome of Britannic naval strength was the Ship of the Line. These wooden walls were more than merely floating gun batteries: they contained a crew of up to 800 men, and often had to remain at sea for extended periods. This text offers detailed coverage of the complex vessels that were the largest man-made structures produced in the pre-Industrial era. It includes discussion of some of the most famous individuals and ships of the day, such as Nelson, Cochrane, HMS Victory and HMS Indefatigable. There is also a catalogue of all British Ships-of-the-Line from 1792 to 1815, as well as Orders of Battle for Trafalgar, Copenhagen and the Nile.

About the Author

Angus Konstam

Angust Konstam is a widely published and respected military and naval historian, with numerous books to his credit. A former Royal Naval officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, he holds degrees from three universities, including a Masters degree from St. Andrews. Before that he studied Scottish Medieval history in Aberdeen University.

He is the author of several major books, including Historical Atlas of the Medieval World, Historical Atlas of the Crusades, books about pirates, Renaissance ships and the Scottish soldier. He has given numerous public lectures in Britain, as well as in Europe and North America, and his work has been translated into several languages.

He is frequently interviewed by the press in his capacity as a maritime historian, and has appeared live on both television and radio. He also made frequent appearances in television documentaries screened by the BBC and ITV, as well as the History and Discovery Channels.1.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th November 2001

Author

Angus Konstam

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Author's Website

www.anguskonstam.com/

Publisher

Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Categories

Naval forces & warfare
Military vehicles

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Maritime history

ISBN

9781841763088

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