Nelson's Yankee Captain

The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell

Bryan Elson

The remarkable naval career of American Sir Benjamin Hallowell, who was one of Nelson's "Band of Brothers".
Date Published :
October 2008
Publisher :
Formac Publishing Ltd.
Illustration :
50+ black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9780887807510
Pages : 416
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Sir Benjamin Hallowell, one of Admiral Horatio Nelson's famous "Band of Brothers," served a lifetime in the navy of Great Britain through the American and French Revolutions between 1775 and 1815. His dramafilled life was profoundly shaped by the currents of history, with strong connections with Canada and the United States through his Boston-bred, staunchly Loyalist family.

Bryan Elson's thoroughly researched biography illuminates Hallowell's career and his personal life during these history-shaping events. Through Hallowell's eyes, readers will witness key events in British imperial history during this dramatic period when Britain was able to gain scendancy over its arch-rival France to "rule the waves."

About The Author

BRYAN ELSON is a former officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, and the current director of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He lives in Halifax. This is his first book.


"Well researched and engagingly written…should be a part of every seafarer’s library."

- The Past in Review

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