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CURREY, Commander E. Hamilton. The Man-of-War : What She Has Done, and WhatShe Is Doing. London & Edinburgh : T.C. & E.C. Jack, n.d. [ca 1914/15]. Pr inted by Morrison & Gibb Limited, Edinburgh with code "4/15" and "2". Pp 297,(3) + colour frontispiece + 15 plates. Other illustrations in the text. 8vo, medium blue cloth, dark blue lettering to front & spine, with illustration of a battleship as front-board onlay (detail of plate XI). In the "Romance of Reality" Series. Chapters: 1. Concerning a Sailing Passage; 2. A Navy of Oars - Moslem Pirates of the Mediterranean; 3. French Galleys and English Frigate - The Galleon of Venice at Prevesa; 4. Tudor Ships and Men; 5. When the Invincible Armada Came; 6. In What Manner Admiral Robert Blake Dealt with the Tunis "Pyrats" and How Sir Richard Stayner Captured the SpanishTreasure Fleet; 7. Bucaneers of the Spanish Main - How Pierre Le Grand Too k a Spanish Galleon - A Pirate's Epitaph; 8. "When Hawke Came Swooping fromthe West"; 9. Frigates - How Pellew and Reynolds Fought the Droits des Hom mes in a Biscay Gale, and Edward Hamilton in the Surprise Cut Out the Hermione at Puerto Cabello; 10. Cochrane at the Basque Roads; 11. Sail and Steam- The Boom at Obligado - The Training of the Seaman; 12. The Progress of t he British Battleship, from H.M.S. Warrior, 1860, to H.M.S. Iron Duke, 1914; 13. Two Great Disasters - The Loss of H.M.S. Captain off Finisterre, 7th September 1870 - The Loss of H.M.S. Victoria off the Coast of Syria on 22ndJune 1893; 14. Slavers and Slave Hunting - Cruising in Pursuit - Of the Gr eat Fight That Was Fought Off Pemba by Lieutenant Fegen with an Armed SlaveDhow; 15. Treats of Torpedo Craft and Typhoons; 16. Odd Jobs - The End. Sp ine sunned, boards somewhat splayed, wear to cover illustration, else very good. 35.00
Title: Man-of-War : What She Has Done, and What She Is Doing.
Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd, London , 1914,:
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