British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

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British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)

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This is book number 42 in the New Vanguard series.

The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval tactics were evolving. The British Royal Navy emerged triumphant as the leading world sea power, and the epitome of Britannic naval strength was the Ship-of-the-Line. These 'wooden walls' were more than merely floating gun batteries: they contained a crew of up to 800 men, and often had to remain at sea for extended periods. This book offers detailed coverage of the complex vessels that were the largest man-made structures produced in the pre-Industrial era.
Angus Konstam is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has written widely on naval history, with well over a hundred books in print. He is a former Royal Navy officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, who has worked in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. Now a full-time author and historian, he lives in Orkney.
Product Details ISBN: 9781841763088
ISBN-10: 184176308X
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: November 25th, 2001
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard