From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. US in dj.

By: BAYNHAM, Henry

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BAYNHAM, Henry. From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1970. Pp (8),[ix]-xi,(1),[1]-200 + plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is a vivid account of the British Royal Navy at the peak of its power, but from an entirely different viewpoint. Both a tale and a historical record, [the book] is told largely in the words of the seamen themselves. The living excitement of the men's stories is amplified by explanatory material giving the political and historical background." -from the dj. Contents : Author;s note. A Naval Chronology {1780-1840). 1. The Navy before Nelson. The Press Gang and the Mutinies of 1797. 2. John Nicol, 1774-1783 andi 1794-i8o1. His service in King'sships in war and beace. 3. Jack Nastyface, 1805-1811. Extracts from his 'N autical Economy or Forecastle Recollections of Events during the last war' including a description of the Battle of Trafalgar. 4. Samuel Leech, 1808-1813. Extracts from 'A Voice from the Main Deck' with an account of the War of1812. 5. Charles Pemberton, 1806-1812, Robert Hay, 1802-1811 and Thomas Blackey, alias Thomas Tait, 1806-1809,1812-1813, and 1837. 6. George Watson,1806-1814. The Adventures of a Greenwich Pensioner. 7. Samuel Stokes, 1806 -1807 and 1809-1815. His life in the Merchant and Royal Naples. 8. Charles M'Pberson, 1821-1828. Extracts From 'Life on Board a Man-of-war' with a description of the Battle of Navarino. 8. H.M.S. 'Excellent'. The changes in naval gunnery and the beginning of a scientific navy. Postscript. Appendix 1: Notes on illustrations. Appendix 2: The full-rigged ship. List of nautical terms. Gift inscription, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 60.00

Title: From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy 1780-1840. US in dj.

Author Name: BAYNHAM, Henry

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Publisher: Barre Publishers, Barre, Mass, 1970,:

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