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The History of the Indian Navy (1613–1863)

The History of the Indian Navy (1613–1863)
2 Volume Set


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  • Date Published: March 2012
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108045025

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  • Charles Rathbone Low (1837–1918) was a lieutenant in the Indian Navy and author of popular books on military history and nautical exploration. This two-volume work, first published in 1877, comprehensively covers the history of the British Indian Navy, from its origins as the Bombay Marine to its abolition in 1863. It is an exceptionally detailed historical source, containing indexes of the ships and officers of the Indian Navy, and as such, it is a work of great importance to those interested in the history of the Indian Navy or the people that came into contact with it. Volume 1 begins with the early voyages of the East India Company's ships and includes a chapter on the relationship between the Bombay Marine and the Joasmi pirates. Volume 2 begins in 1831 and includes chapters on both the Burmese and Persian Wars, ending with the abolition of the Indian Navy.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108045025
    • length: 1180 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.57kg
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    List of subscribers
    1. 1600–22. Introduction
    2. 1623–98. Proposals regarding the occupation of Bombay
    3. 1699–1754. Contentions between the old and new companies
    4. 1754–9. Early career of Commodore James
    5. 1759–90. Loss of Gombroon
    6. 1772–95. Surveys by officers of the Bombay Marine
    7. 1793–1810. Gallant action of the 'Vigilant', Lieutenant Hayes, with Sanganian pirates
    8. 1811–16. Services of the Marine at the reduction of the island of Java and its dependencies
    9. 1811–20. Operations against the pirates of Kattywar and Cutch
    10. 1797–1820. The Joasmi pirates, their origin and early history
    11. 1820–4. Loss of the Ariel
    12. 1804–28. Proposed survey of the Red Sea
    13. The Burmese War, 1824–6
    14. 1826–30. Changes in the condition of the Bombay Marines
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    1. 1831–8. The Chinese Difficulty of 1831
    2. 1828–38. Review of the surveys made by the Indian Navy during the administration of Sir Charles Malcolm
    3. 1838–45. Additions to the service
    4. 1846–9. The Elphinstone in New Zealand
    5. The Burmese War. 1852–3
    6. 1854–6. Services of the Semiramis against Soloo pirates
    7. The Persian War. 1856–7
    8. 1857–8. The Auckland in China
    9. 1848–64. Surveys undertaken from the death of Sir Robert Oliver to the abolition of the Service
    10. The Indian Mutiny, 1857–9
    11. The Indian Mutiny, 1857–9 continued
    12. 1860–3. Death of Captain S. B. Haines

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    Charles Rathbone Low

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