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Fighting at sea in the eighteenth century : the art of sailing warfare, Sam Willis

Label
Fighting at sea in the eighteenth century : the art of sailing warfare
Title
Fighting at sea in the eighteenth century
Title remainder
the art of sailing warfare
Statement of responsibility
Sam Willis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a series of thematic chapters, following the rough chronology of a sea fight from initial contact to damage repair, the author offers a dramatic interpretation of fighting at sea in the eighteenth century, and explains in greater depth than ever before how and why sea battles (including Trafalgar) were won and lost in the great Age of Sail. He explains in detail how two ships or fleets identified each other to be enemies; how and why they manoeuvred for battle; how a commander communicated his ideas, and how and why his subordinates acted in the way that they did.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Sam
Dewey number
359.420942 22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
V169
LC item number
.W554 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Naval tactics
  • Historia naval moderna
  • Marina de guerra
  • Seekrieg
  • Segelschiff
  • Historia naval moderna
  • Marina de guerra
  • Naval tactics
Label
Fighting at sea in the eighteenth century : the art of sailing warfare, Sam Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-241) and index
Contents
Contact -- Chase and escape I : speed and performance -- Chase and escape II : the tactics of chasing -- Station keeping -- Communication -- Unwritten rules -- Command -- The weather gage -- Fleet tactics -- Fighting tactics -- Damage -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Fleet battles -- Glossary of nautical terms
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 254 p.
Isbn
9781843833673
Lccn
2008299347
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)176925283
  • (OCoLC)ocn176925283
Label
Fighting at sea in the eighteenth century : the art of sailing warfare, Sam Willis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-241) and index
Contents
Contact -- Chase and escape I : speed and performance -- Chase and escape II : the tactics of chasing -- Station keeping -- Communication -- Unwritten rules -- Command -- The weather gage -- Fleet tactics -- Fighting tactics -- Damage -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Fleet battles -- Glossary of nautical terms
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 254 p.
Isbn
9781843833673
Lccn
2008299347
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)176925283
  • (OCoLC)ocn176925283

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