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A Frigate of King George: Life and Duty on a British Man-of-war

A Frigate of King George: Life and Duty on a British Man-of-war (Hardback)

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What was life really like on a wooden warship? This book takes a look at life aboard the 42-gun frigate HMS "Doris" - launched from Bombay in 1807 and finally retired at Valparaiso in 1829. Vale concentrates on her service on the South American station under Sir Thomas Hardy as she protected British interests during the stormy years of South American Independence. The author covers in vivid detail the operations in Brazil, Chile and Peru, both from the political and military angle and from the perspective of the sailors, to give a fascinating account of the everyday concerns and routines of life on shipboard.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsMaritime historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesNaval forces & warfare Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 29/06/2001 ISBN-13: 9781860646546  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Brian Vale is the author of Independence or Death and A War Betwixt Englishmen (both I.B.Tauris).

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