The Sea Warriors: Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in the Age of Nelson

The Sea Warriors: Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in the Age of Nelson

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Paperback, Naval Inst Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9781848322028, ISBN10 184832202X
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THE SEA WARRIORS

"The Sea Warriors" is the true story of the great frigate captains of the Nelsonic Royal Navy who spent long and arduous years away from their homes fighting for king and country, to win and hold control of the seas.

Richard Woodman skillfully dissects the events of the war years, focusing on the cruiser war, that war between opposing frigates which entailed the blockade of enemy ports, the interception of enemy trade and the protection of Britain's merchant ships. The whole magnificent sweep of this great struggle is set against its political background of the Napoleonic wars and the sea war with America.

With this narrative come an extraordinary array of young, daring and hugely skilled frigate captains whose ability to grasp the chances offered by war made them household names in this savage age. Some, like Warren, Pellew, Cochrane and Collingwood, are still renowned; others are here rescued from under the shadow of Nelson as the author recounts their brave and brilliant exploits.

As well as the thrilling accounts of sea battles and single ship actions, the author describes the darker side to life at sea - the constant danger and harsh discipline, the wearying monotony of sea-keeping, the scourges of disease and the occasional outbreaks of mutiny. This is a stirring story combined with a feast of knowledge.

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Number of Pages: 384
Original Languages: English
Author: Woodman, Richard
Publisher: Naval Inst Pr
ISBN-13: 9781848322028
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.25 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 184832202X
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