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Title: Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Eras.
Description: London, Caxton. 2002, Reprint. (ISBN: 1840671645) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 430 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A) chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great war of the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some fifteen hundred ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations whose tribulations were covered in the national and local newspapers as well as the specialist press like the 'Naval Chronicle'. These reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familiar - and in all their inconsequential detail. Through the medium of the reporting of the time, what is here presented is a truly contemporary perspective of events, in itself a fascinating revelation of the mores and attitutudes of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Given the sheer number of craft lost at sea, it cannot be entirely exhaustive, but no other book contains so much non-technical information on the maritime disasters of the period 1793-1815." Creases at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good/Very Good+.

Keywords: Shipwrecks, American Revolution, Peace of Amiens, Napoleonic Era, Maritime, British Ships, American, French, Sailing Ships, Age of Sail, Royal Navy, Navigation, Navigational Error, Charts, Weather, Collisions, Acts of God, Accidents, Maintenance, Gales, H

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 29146

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