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The Naval Chronicle
Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects

Volume 5. January–July 1801

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval Chronicle

  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108018449

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  • The Naval Chronicle, published in 40 volumes between 1799 and 1818, is a key source for British maritime and military history. This reissue is the first complete printed reproduction of what was the most influential maritime publication of its day. The subjects covered range from accounts of battles and lists of ships to notices of promotions and marriages, courts martial and deaths, and biographies, poetry and letters. Each volume also contains engravings and charts relating to naval engagements and important harbours around the world. Volume 5 (1801) includes eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Copenhagen, one of Nelson's major victories which earned him a viscountship. It also contains a biography of Admiral Hyde Parker, chief commander at the battle, reports on negotiations with the French on the treatment of prisoners of war, and technical papers on signalling, improved methods of ship building, and the duties of a captain.

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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108018449
    • length: 608 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 34 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Biographical memoirs
    On the progress of nautical knowledge
    A treatise on signals
    Philosophical papers
    Correspondence relative to French prisoners of war
    Gazette letters
    State papers
    Naval courts martial
    Monthly register of naval events
    State of the British naval force
    On the mode of improving the Navy
    Illustrations of naval history
    Marine law cases
    Brief account of the civil naval history of Great Britain
    Naval literature
    Poetry
    Index.

  • Editors

    James Stanier Clarke

    John McArthur

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