qBroad in scope and compelling in detail, this book presents facts about a navy and a time that have spawned many myths. The author, a British naval historian and Nelson specialist, offers a compelling view of the social structure and harsh living conditions aboard the ships of the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth century. Dudley Pope describes a typical day aboard a man-of-war, discusses the awesome powers and responsibilities of commanding officers, and details the specialized tasks performed on a warship under sail in Lord Nelson's time. He also presents facts about the organization and inner working of the Admiralty, the promotion system for officers and seamen, and the severe forms of discipline used during the period.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedSir Howard Douglas, second edition, London, 1829 Instructions for the Exercise . . . of Great Guns (official publication), London, 1858 The Naval Surgeon, by William Turnbull, London, 1806 Steela#39;s Ship-mastera#39;s Assistant and Ownera#39;s Manual . . ., by I. Stikeman, 23rd ... by R. C. Leslie, London, 1890 Bucklera#39;s Hard and Its Ships, by 2nd Lord Montague of Beaulieu, London, 1909 Signal Book for Ships ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Life in Nelson's Navy|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 1996-01|