Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-line book by Angus Konstam from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781841763088
ISBN-10: 184176308X
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-line book by Angus Konstam and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam is an experienced Osprey author with over 10 titles in print. He has long been associated with the sea, having served in the Royal Navy, practised underwater archaeology and curated a maritime mueseum. His understanding of the subject is based on years of study of maritime history, and intimate knowledge of the leading maritime museums on both sides of the Atlantic. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience after initially qualifying in Engineering and working for a number of years in Military Research and Development. Tony has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships - and has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

Books By Author Angus Konstam

British Destroyers 1939-45 by Angus Konstam

British Destroyers 1939-45

Paperback, April 2017
$20.69
British Commando 1940-45 by Angus Konstam

British Commando 1940-45

Paperback, November 2016
$20.69
Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 by Angus Konstam

Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918

Paperback, October 2016
$20.69
Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries by Angus Konstam

The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries

Paperback, August 2016
$20.69