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The Sailor's Word-Book
An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108061674

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  • Admiral William Henry Smyth (1780–1865) went to sea at an early age, becoming a sailor and surveyor with the East India Company, and later moving to Mediterranean waters. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society in 1830, he spent much of his free time engaged in scientific pursuits. One of his final projects was this 'word-book' of nautical terminology, which he had been compiling throughout his career, and whose publication was eagerly anticipated by his fellow naval officers. Although Smyth died before it was published in 1867, his notes were edited by his family and revised by Sir Edward Belcher (1799–1877). Ranging from technical terminology to sailors' slang, Smyth's glossary contains more than 700 pages of definitions, arranged alphabetically, making it an indispensable source on nineteenth-century nautical vocabulary for both maritime historians and sailing aficionados.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108061674
    • length: 756 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 42 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    Digest of sea terms and phrases.

  • Author

    William Henry Smyth

    Revised by

    Edward Belcher

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