Warships of the Napoleonic Era


Design, Development and Deployment

By: Robert Gardiner
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781848321083
Published: 27th July 2011
RRP / Print Price: £45.00

Current purchase price:
£45.00

Warships of the Napoleonic Era

Between 1793 and 1815 two decades of unrelenting naval warfare raised the sailing man of war to the zenith of its effectiveness as a weapon of war. Every significant seapower was involved in this conflict, and at some point virtually all of them were arrayed against Great Britain. A large number of enemy warships were captured in battle, making them of interest to British artists, engravers and printmakers, while the Admiralty ordered accurate draughts to be made of many of these prizes. Consequently, for this era the ships of all navies, not just British, can be illustrated by an unprecedented variety of paintings, drawings, models or plans.rnrnThis book reproduces many of the best (and least familiar) images of the ships, chosen for their accuracy, detail and sheer visual power in an extra-large format that does full justice to the images themselves. These are backed by an authoritative text that looks at how the ships were used by the different navies, and explains the function and development of the apparently bewildering array of rates and types. It is a book that anyone with an interest in wooden warships will find both enlightening and a pleasure to peruse.

 




Some books that may interest you

Voices in Flight: Daylight Bombing Operations 1939 - 1942
Voices in Flight: Daylight Bombing Operations 1939 - 1942
By: Martin Bowman

The Forgotten War Against Napoleon
The Forgotten War Against Napoleon
By: Gareth Glover

The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft
The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft
By: Jon Guttman

Wellington Against Massena
Wellington Against Massena
By: David Buttery

The U Boat War 1939-1945
The U Boat War 1939-1945
By: Ian Baxter

Western Front 1917-1918
Western Front 1917-1918
By: John Grehan, Martin Mace

1914
1914
By: Matthew Richardson
Foreword by: Dr Peter Liddle

England, France and Aquitaine
England, France and Aquitaine
By: Richard Ballard

Pathfinder Pilot
Pathfinder Pilot
By: Wg Cdr R A Wellington



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.