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by Tony Gibbons,Bernard Ireland

eBook Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail ePub
Author: Tony Gibbons,Bernard Ireland
Language: English
ISBN: 0007109458
ISBN13: 978-0007109456
Publisher: Collins; First Thus edition (October 1, 2001)
Pages: 240
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Building
Rating: 4.8
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His work contains many illustrations by famed naval artist Tony Gibbons, who presents every type of sailing warship of the er.

Recommended for public and academic libraries. DStanley L. Itkin, Hillside . He defines the "age of sail" here as 1760 to 1820 (basically the reign of George III), when the navy was almost continually at war and technological innovation was nearly continuous.

Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons illustrates every type of sailing warship from .

Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons illustrates every type of sailing warship from ships of the line, frigates, and sloops to privateers' schooners, bomb ketches, and xebecs. While this wouldn’t be the first book I would recommend on the subject - that would be one of the works of Brian Lavery or Nicholas Blake - it’s still well worth the reading. The only things I can criticize, in fact, is the lack of a glossary of terminology and the complete absence of maps.

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Items related to Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail. Bernard Ireland Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail. ISBN 13: 9780004145228. Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail. Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons will illustrate every type of sailing warship from ships of the line, frigates and sloops to privateers' schooners, bomb ketches and xebecs. Where the book weighs more than 1 Kilo increased charges will be quoted. Following the success of Jane's War at Sea 1897-1997 and Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century, Bernard Ireland's latest book gives the same treatment to the Age of Sail.

Bernard Ireland, Tony Gibbons. Covering the classic era of sailing ship warfare from the early 18th Century to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, England Expects reveals how ships were built, sailed and fought in the era made popular today by the novels of Patrick O'Brien, . Forester, Alexander Kent, Dudley Pope and others.

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The Age of Sail most scholars would agree began in the late 1500’s with the rise of sailing fleets around the world heralding the beginnings of international trade and migration by sea. The last oar driven vessels began to disappear as wind driven sails began to be more mass produced b. The last oar driven vessels began to disappear as wind driven sails began to be more mass produced by countries that saw the sea as the means of prosperity. See all 3 pre-owned listings.

Gibbons, Tony (illustrator). Copy in illustrated laminated boards in clipped D/J. Coloured end papers. Destination, rates & speeds. 10. Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: War at Sea, 1756-1815.

Published by Ted Smart (2000). ISBN 10: 0007629060 ISBN 13: 9780007629060. Gibbons, Tony (illustrator). Published by W. W. Norton & Company.

Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail. ISBN 0-7548-1867-5) Lorenz Books Aircraft Carriers of the World: An Illustrated A-Z Guide to Over 150 Ships.

Ireland was educated at the Royal Dockyard School, Portsmouth and at the University of Southampton. ISBN 0-00-762906-0) Ted Smart, London, 2000. Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century (Jane's). ISBN 1-84476-363-3) 2007 Warship Construction. ISBN 0-7110-1594-5) Ian Allan, 1987 Navies Of The West.

Covering the classic era of sailing ship warfare from the early-18th century to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, this text reveals how ships were built, sailed and fought in the era made popular today by the novels of Patrick O'Brien, C.S.Forester, Alexander Kent, Dudley Pope and others.
Samut
Good technical history
Andromathris
The sudden popularity in the 1990s of Patrick O'Brian's sea stories set in the Napoleonic wars quickly spawned a whole cottage industry of nonfiction books to provide context and technical explanation for readers who were a little shaky on the difference between a marlinspike and a dolphin-striker. And if the book was heavily illustrated, all the better. Ireland has been writing in this field for a long time, including a lengthy relationship with Jane's, and this is one of the better entries in the post-O'Brian competition that I've seen. While there are charts to lay out the divisions of the seaman's working day, and the organization of the crew, and standing rigging vs. running rigging, and so on, the author is more concerned with the growth of the Royal Navy -- and those of its rivals, especially the navies of France and the U.S. -- and with the histories of specific warships, as opposed to classes or types. He defines the "age of sail" here as 1760 to 1820 (basically the reign of George III), when the navy was almost continually at war and technological innovation was nearly continuous. There are chapters on the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, Britain's wars against the French Republic and Napoleon, and what is referred to in the U.S. as the War of 1812 (but which was largely a sideshow from the British point of view). His narrative is often technical in focus, which will delight and absorb some readers and probably bore others, and there are a great many reproductions of marine paintings and engravings and editorial cartoons from the newspapers, as well as detailed airbrush renderings of ships. There also are numerous summary biographies of important naval figures scattered in sidebars through.

While this wouldn't be the first book I would recommend on the subject -- that would be one of the works of Brian Lavery or Nicholas Blake -- it's still well worth the reading. The only things I can criticize, in fact, is the lack of a glossary of terminology and the complete absence of maps.
anneli
Ireland's history is excellent. It covers all of the major points, and gives good insight into topics that rarely make a basic history. His commentary on the major battles, tactics, and personalities is excellent. His background chapter on the Royal Navy provides important instruction on sailing and naval vocabulary. However, wonderful art and illustrations really make the book special. All too often, excellent histories are undone because readers can't picture the events. Ireland solves that problem for us. Every page includes relevant illustrations. We see the ships; we see the men; our minds can build an accurate and detailed picture of the events. Given that, the absence of maps in strange and dissappointing. But that's about the only criticism I can level at this otherwise outstanding volume.
crazy mashine
Ireland gives detailed verbal descriptions of naval battles that I was actually able to understand, no mean feat. He also posits reasons why some commanders made particular decisions in these battles. I also appreciated his biographical descriptions of figures in naval history.

The wealth of wonderful pictures and his ability to express tactics make this a fine book. If you pair it with Lambert's "War at Sea in the Age of Sail", for its grasp of history and strategy, you will end up with a nice understanding of the early British Navy.
Alsardin
I found this book appealing for the many color images presented of period paintings. The diagrams depicting the trim of the yards and sails during certain evolutions (e.g. tacking and boxhauling) also were informative.
Unfortunately, there are several inverted images. Examples include: p. 11 "Plymouth Dockyard" (Pocock); p. 135 "Admiral John Jervis" (John Hoppner); p. 196 "Forcing the Passage of the Sound 1807" (Robert Dodd); and p. 123 "Brunswick v. Vengeur 1794" (John Harvey).
I was also disappointed that the editors chose to split the image of "Howe on deck of Queen Charlotte" on pp. 132-3 across the page - Howe is bisected by the spine!
There were also some surprising technical errors. Unless many other sources are mistaken, Ireland's statement on p. 113 that a Sixth Rate was a commander's billet is problematic; all vessels that were "rated" were post ships and, thus, a post captain's command.
Although Hibernia (p. 185) certainly was enlarged relative to Ville de Paris 110, Hibernia was 'rated' at 110 guns, not 120 (citing Brian Lavery's "The Ship of the Line" and the Naval Chronicle. Of course, the relationship between rating and the actual number of guns was not precise. It is also interesting to compare the bows of Hibernia (p. 185) and Caledonia (p. 193); it appears that Caledonia does not exhibit the round bow, though in her draft (R. Gardiner - "Warships of the Napoleonic Wars," Naval Institute Press) the round bow is clearly indicated.
I found the book appealing from a visual perspective; if one is interested in finding quantitative detail regarding the ships of this period, other sources might be found more useful.
Castiel
This is an extremely well illustrated and beautiful volume, accompanied by interesting text--shedding light on the ships, battles, and men of the "age of sail". Bernald Ireland has written widely on this period. If you enjoy C.S. Forrester, James Nelson, Marryat, Pope, O'Brien, etc. but are basically a landlubber, you need this book. The illustrations are fascinating and the boxed inserts on notable admirals, ships, battles are a nice touch.
Kabei
If you love naval history, this is a solid book for you. It's dense, and at times a bit of a slog--but actual, factual, well-researched history often is. Well worth a go if you're interested in this sort of thing, but not for the casual reader.
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