Frigates, Sloops and Brigs

James Henderson

Date Published :
July 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 pages illustrations, many b/w drawings & maps
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848845268
Pages : 384
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Admiral Nelson's most frequent cry was for more frigates. Though not ships of the line these fast and powerful warships were the 'eyes of the fleet'. They enabled admirals to find where the enemy lay and his likely intentions, as well as patrolling vital trade routes and providing information from far-flung colonies. Together with their smaller cousins, the sloops and brigs of the Royal Navy, they performed a vital function.

Generally commanded by ambitious young men, these were the ships that could capture enemy prizes and earn their officers and men enough prize-money to set them up for life. The fictional characters Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey hardly surpassed some of the extraordinary deeds of derring-do and tragedy described in these pages.

Originally published in two volumes, this book is a bargain for all who want the factual low-down on Nelson's navy.

About The Author

James Henderson was an avid collector and craftsman of arms and antiques about which he wrote many books. This led him to a love of larger-scale weapons and his lasting love of the 'wooden walls' of the Royal Navy which inspired this books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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