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Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812

Voelcker, Tim

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ISBN 10: 1848321791 / ISBN 13: 9781848321793
Editorial: Naval Institute Press, UK, 2013
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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9781848321793. A fine Hardcover, in a near fine Dust Jacket. Not ex. library. Dedicated on the title page and SIGNED by Tim Voelcker. 256 pages, illustrated with b/w and colour plates , photographs, maps, plans, tables and drawings. Captain Broke's victory in 1813 over Captain Lawrence of USS Chesapeake, had far reaching influence on the future of North America, and did much to restore the morale of the Royal Navy. Contents appear unread. N° de ref. de la librería 023736

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Título: Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812

Editorial: Naval Institute Press, UK

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Tipo de libro: Book

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Captain Philip Broke's victory in 1813 over Captain Lawrence of USS Chesapeake, did much to restore the morale of the Royal Navy, shattered by three successive defeats in single-ship duels with U.S. frigates, and stunned the American nation which had come to expect success. The near-fatal wound Broke received in hand-to-hand fighting as he boarded the Chesapeake meant that he never served again at sea, but his work on naval gunnery, paid for out of his own pocket, transformed Admiralty thinking and led to the establishment of the British naval school of gunnery, HMS Excellent. With 2013 the Bicentenary year of his victory, this work is a reassessment of one of Britain's finest frigate captains. A fictionalized account of the encounter was used by Patrick O'Brian in his novels The Fortune of War and The Surgeon's Mate, with Broke presented as a cousin of Captain Jack Aubrey.

About the Author:

Tim Voelcker is the author of Admiral Saumarez Versus Napoleon -The Baltic 1807-12. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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