British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1793-1817

Rif Winfield's detailed reference work provides details of over 1000 vessels that fought for the Royal Navy in the great wars of 1793-1817 period, organized by rate, classification and class, including outline technical and building data together with a concise career summary for each vessel.

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First Rate

In the sailing era First Rates were the largest, most powerful and most costly ships to construct, maintain and operate. Built to the highest standards, they were lavishly decorated and given carefully considered names that reflected the pride and prestige of their country. They were the very embodiment of national power, and as such drew the attention of artists, engravers and printmakers. This means that virtually every British First Rate from...

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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792

British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792 A comprehensive reference book outlining technical details and the service history of every ship, built, purchased or captured, that fought for the Royal Navy from the accession of the Hanoverians to the French Revolution - well over 1000 vessels. A 'prequel' to the successful 1793-1817 volume. Full description

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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1795

The new Hanoverian dynasty that came to power with the accession of George I in 1714 inherited the largest navy in the world. In the course of the century, this force would see a vast amount of action against nearly every major navy, reaching a pinnacle of success in the Seven Years War only to taste defeat in the American Revolutionary struggle, when it fought the combined navies of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the rebellious colonies...

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