Nelson’s Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 – 1805 :: Peter Goodwin

Nelson’s Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 – 1805 :: Peter Goodwin soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Conway Maritime Press, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Jacket illustration: Nelson’s Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson’s flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelsons Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory…

Introduction by: Anna Tribe

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 10″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Military Naval catalogue?


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