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Steering to Glory A Day in the Life of a Ship of the Line

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In the summer of 1805 the Mediterranean Fleet made a 6,686-mile round trip to the West Indies. The Franco-Spanish fleet it was chasing buried a thousand men at Martinique, but Nelson reported his fleet 'in the most perfect health, except some symptoms of scurvy'. This was the Royal Navy standard that was maintained until Napoleon was defeated, and not surpassed until the p
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 2nd 2006 by Greenhill Books
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Michael K.
Nov 13, 2014 Michael K. rated it it was amazing
Chatham specializes in maritime reference works and naval history, and this is one of their best efforts -- an examination -- in an extraordinary depth of detail -- of the workings of a 74-gun ship of the line in 1810. Being a fan of Hornblower and Aubrey and all the rest, and being a working historian as well, I’ve read, over many years, every explication and history of the subject I can find, and still I learned a considerable number of new things here.

Blake makes his points with the aid of ex
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Pete daPixie
'Steering to Glory' (2005) is a fascinating day in the life of a ship-of-the-line of the senior service in the late 18th century to mid 19th century of Nelson's navy. Nicholas Blake has set this reference book in a fictitious vessel, HMS Splendid, but has utilised actual navy records, Admiralty papers, contemporary and modern publications, logs, reports, court martial documents, muster books, memoirs and letters, as well as other sources in the National Archives at the Public Record Office.
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