Old Oak: The Life of John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent. First Edition

By: JAMES, William JERVIS, John

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JAMES, William, Admiral Sir, G.C.B. Old Oak : The Life of John Jervis, Earlof St. Vincent. London : Longmans, Green, and Co., (1950). First Edition. Pp (4),v-[x],1-230 + portrait frontispiece, and illustrated with 2 leaves of plates. Maps in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Cowie, Lord Nelson 17580-1805: A Bibliography 349; Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 2. Biography 720. A full biography of Jervis that emphasizes his crucial role in preparing the Royal Navy for the challenges of the Napoleonic War. The author's own naval credentials give his analysis rare subtlety and insight. 1.. Early Days, 1735-1748; 2. Midshipman, 1748-1754 : H.M.S. Gloucester — Hardship — H.M.S. Sphinx; 3. Lieutenant, 1754-1758 Captain Saunders — Mediterranean Flagship — First Command, H.M.S. Experiment ; 4. Lieutenant to Captain, 1759-1763 : Quebec Expedition — Commander, H.M.S. Porcupine — With Wolfe at Quebec — H.M.S. Albany — Mutiny — Captain, H.M.S. Gosport; 5. Frigate Captain, 1769-1771: H.M.S. Alarm — Shipwreck—Royal Guest—Mediterranean Cruise; 6. Continental Tours, 1772-1775 : France — Russia — Sweden — Holland; 7. . Battleship Captain, 1775-1782 : Battleof Ushant — Keppel's Court-martial — Capture of the Pégase — Knighted; 8. Rear Admiral, 1783-1793 : M.P. Great Yarmouth — Rear-Admiral, Channel Fleet— M.P. Chipping Wycombe; 9. Combined Opertions in West Indies 1793-1795 : Martinique — St. Lucia — Guadeloupe — Loss of Guadeloupe - Appointed Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean; 10. Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean 1795-1796 : Blockade of Toulon - First meeting with Nelson — Man's desertion — Compelled to evacuate Mediterranean; 11. Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, 1797: Fleet reduced by shipwreck — Tagus base — Battle of St. Vincent; 12. Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, 1797 : Blockade of Cadiz — Establishing discipline — Mutiny — Inshore squadron — Mutiny — Santa Cruz expedition 13. Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, 1798-1799 : Blockade of Cadiz — Nelson to Mediterranean — Mutiny — Battle of the Nile — Capture of Minorca — Fleet re-enters Mediterranean; 14. Commander-in-Chief, Channel Fleet, 1800-1801: Blockade of Brest — Restoring discipline — Coastal operations; 15. First Lord, 1801-1802 : Baltic campaign — Copenhagen — Patronage — Anti-invasion plans; 16. First Lord, 1802-1804 : Naval Abuses Bill — Opposition in Parliament— Personal attacks — Preparing for war — Renewal of war; 17. Commander-in- Chief, Channel Fleet, 1806-1807: Blockade of Brest — Restoring discipline —Ambassador to Portugal; 18. Last Years, 1807-1823. With index. Wear to clo th, some foxing to early pages, and edges, else very good. 30.00

Title: Old Oak: The Life of John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent. First Edition

Author Name: JAMES, William JERVIS, John

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Publisher: Longmans, Green, 1950,:

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