Название: The Naval Chronicle: Volume 2, July-December 1799: Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom with a ...
Автор: James Stanier Clarke
Издательство: Cambridge University Press
Формат: PDF в RAR
Размер: 131 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
The Naval Chronicle, published in 40 volumes between 1799 and 1818, is a key source for British maritime and military history. This reissue is the first complete printed reproduction of what was the most influential maritime publication of its day. The subjects covered range from accounts of battles and lists of ships to notices of promotions and marriages, courts martial and deaths, and biographies, poetry and letters. Each volume also contains engravings and charts relating to naval engagements and important harbours around the world. Volume 2 (1799) contains technical literature, including items on improved ventilation below decks, signals, the preservation of food, and medical advice. It includes Nelson's report of the Battle of St Vincent, and documents concerning Lord Hood's control of the besieged royalist port of Toulon in 1793, together with parts of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and an account of the funeral of Admiral Lord Howe.