A Frigate of King George: Life and Duty on a British Man-of-war (Hardback)
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A Frigate of King George: Life and Duty on a British Man-of-war (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 29/06/2001
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What was life really like on a wooden warship? This book takes a look at life aboard the 42-gun frigate HMS "Doris" - launched from Bombay in 1807 and finally retired at Valparaiso in 1829. Vale concentrates on her service on the South American station under Sir Thomas Hardy as she protected British interests during the stormy years of South American Independence. The author covers in vivid detail the operations in Brazil, Chile and Peru, both from the political and military angle and from the perspective of the sailors, to give a fascinating account of the everyday concerns and routines of life on shipboard.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781860646546
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."an interesting picture of one ship in the post-war navy..."--Paul Webb, Albion
..."An excellent book, which combines naval authority with literary elegance."--Lawrence Phillips, The Ships Telegraph
." . . It is on the whole easy to read; unlike some books.. . . "--Anne Gwynn, Marie Stuart Society Journal
"A serious, seriously irresistible addition to the literature of the classic era of sailing warfare." -- "Booklist"
"valuable and very readable book"
"-Sea History"

.,."an interesting picture of one ship in the post-war navy..."--Paul Webb, Albion
.,."An excellent book, which combines naval authority with literary elegance."--Lawrence Phillips, The Ships Telegraph
." . . It is on the whole easy to read; unlike some books.. . . "--Anne Gwynn, Marie Stuart Society Journal
"A serious, seriously irresistible addition to the literature of the classic era of sailing warfare." -- "Booklist"
"valuable and very readable book"
"-Sea History"

."..an interesting picture of one ship in the post-war navy..."--Paul Webb, Albion
."..An excellent book, which combines naval authority with literary elegance."--Lawrence Phillips, The Ships Telegraph
." . . It is on the whole easy to read; unlike some books.. . . "--Anne Gwynn, Marie Stuart Society Journal
"A serious, seriously irresistible addition to the literature of the classic era of sailing warfare." -- "Booklist"
"valuable and very readable book"
"-Sea History"

..".an interesting picture of one ship in the post-war navy..."--Paul Webb, Albion
..".An excellent book, which combines naval authority with literary elegance."--Lawrence Phillips, The Ships Telegraph
." . . It is on the whole easy to read; unlike some books.. . . "--Anne Gwynn, Marie Stuart Society Journal
"A serious, seriously irresistible addition to the literature of the classic era of sailing warfare." -- "Booklist"
"valuable and very readable book"
"-Sea History"

.".".an interesting picture of one ship in the post-war navy...""--Paul Webb, Albion
.".".An excellent book, which combines naval authority with literary elegance.""--Lawrence Phillips, The Ships Telegraph
."" . . It is on the whole easy to read; unlike some books.. . . ""--Anne Gwynn, Marie Stuart Society Journal
""A serious, seriously irresistible addition to the literature of the classic era of sailing warfare."" -- Booklist
""valuable and very readable book""
-Sea History

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