Frigates, Sloops and Brigs (Military Classics)

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Frigates, Sloops and Brigs (Military Classics)

Frigates, Sloops and Brigs (Military Classics)

  • Title: Frigates, Sloops and Brigs (Military Classics)
  • Author: JamesHenderson
  • ISBN: 9781844153015
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback



Admiral Nelson s most frequent cry was for frigates Though not ships of the line these fast and powerful warships were the eyes of the fleet They enabled admirals to find where the enemy lay and his likely intentions, as well as patrolling vital trade routes and providing information from far flung colonies Together with their smaller cousins, the sloops and brigAdmiral Nelson s most frequent cry was for frigates Though not ships of the line these fast and powerful warships were the eyes of the fleet They enabled admirals to find where the enemy lay and his likely intentions, as well as patrolling vital trade routes and providing information from far flung colonies Together with their smaller cousins, the sloops and brigs of the Royal Navy, they performed a vital function.Generally commanded by ambitious young men, these were the ships that could capture enemy prizes and earn their officers and men enough prize money to set them up for life The fictional characters Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey hardly surpassed some of the extraordinary deeds of derring do and tragedy described in these pages.Originally published in two volumes, this book is a bargain for all who want the factual low down on the Brylcreem Boys of Nelson s navy.


Recent Comments "Frigates, Sloops and Brigs (Military Classics)"

For 22 years in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, Great Britain was at war almost continuously. During that time the great line of battle ships formed the backbone of the British Navy, but they only fought a handful of actions, spending the vast majority of their time blockading enemy ports.Almost everything but blockade duty fell to the smaller ships: the frigates, sloops and brigs. This book combines two earlier works by the author into one volume, the first half being a collection of th [...]

Beautifully written, an invaluable source of historical fact. One small niggle - I don't know who edited it but almost throughout 'Ile' got converted to 'lie.' There are one or two other annoying gaffes, but in the main - brilliant book.

Really good book, all about the small ships of the Royal Navy at the end of the 18th century and start of the 19th. Most of the stories about Hornblower and Jack Aubrey and so forth were robbed from real events that are covered in here. Stirring stuff!

Fact better than any fiction


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