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THE EYES OF THE FLEET: A POPULAR HISTORY OF FRIGATES AND FRIGATE CAPTAINS 1793-1815., Price, Anthony.

Author Name    Price, Anthony.

Title   THE EYES OF THE FLEET: A POPULAR HISTORY OF FRIGATES AND FRIGATE CAPTAINS 1793-1815.

Publisher    Hutchinson, London, 1990, first edition.

Seller ID   23953

298 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091746388 B&w plates. "Frigates, in their classical wooden form, only existed as a class of warship for a century (c1750-1850). As fast scouting cruisers, they were - again in Nelson 's words ' - 'the eyes of the Fleet'. But they were much more than that: as true fighting-ships, lightly-built but heavily-armed, they were also the maids-of-all-work of the British navy, ready for every task short of joining in those great s e t - p i e ce fleet battles which were the preserve of the ships-of-the-line like Nelson's 'Victory'. Yet Nelson's own first command as a fully-fledged captain was of a frigate: for every young officer, command of such a ship was the essential f ir st s te p to wa rds fame and admiral's rank. And in such a ship a young captain could become a millionaire - and even a Jack Tar could win the equivalent of 16 years' pay in an afternoon. (This) is the story of the frigate's evolution and high da ys, to ld la rge ly through the overlapping careers of a succession of some of the most famous - and infamous - frigate captains and set against the 22-year drama of the last of the great 'French Wars'." Slight bump at bottom of spine, very sm all soil ing mar k o n fo re- edge and top of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, small line indentation on front panel. Very Good/Very Good

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