Search Results for: British Shipping In The Mediterranean During The Napoleonic Wars

Convoys

Convoys

Author: Roger Knight

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300246971

Category: History

Page: 425

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The first account of Britain's convoys during the Napoleonic Wars--showing how the protection of trade played a decisive role in victory During the Napoleonic Wars thousands of merchant ships crisscrossed narrow seas and wide oceans, protected by Britain's warships. These were wars of attrition and raw materials had to reach their shores continuously: timber and hemp from the Baltic, sulfur from Sicily, and saltpeter from Bengal. Britain's fate rested on the strength of its economy--and convoys played a vital role in securing victory. Leading naval historian Roger Knight examines how convoys ensured the protection of trade and transport of troops, allowing Britain to take the upper hand. Detailing the many hardships these ships faced, from the shortage of seaman to the vicissitudes of the weather, Knight sheds light on the innovation and seamanship skills that made convoys such an invaluable tool in Britain's arsenal. The convoy system laid the foundation for Britain's narrow victory over Napoleon and his allies in 1815 and, in doing so, established its naval and mercantile power at sea for a hundred years.

Greek Maritime History

Greek Maritime History

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004467729

Category: History

Page: 360

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This volume presents Greek Maritime History to a wider audience and unravels the historical trajectory of a maritime nation par excellence in the Eastern Mediterranean: the rise of the Greek merchant fleet and its transformation from a peripheral to an international carrier.

A Brief History of Fighting Ships

A Brief History of Fighting Ships

Author: David Davies

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111647124

Category: First Coalition, War of the, 1792-1797

Page: 201

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From 1793 to 1815 were the years of the Napoleonic wars - a period of change and upheaval comparable to the world wars of the twentieth century. This is the story of one of the keys to that great conflict, the Ship of the Line - the beautiful but deadly battleships that waged the war at sea. There are accounts of the ships, their construction and armaments, the daily life of the men, and the problems faced by commanders, in battles that include the Glorious First of June, Camperdown, the Battle of the Nile, and of course Trafalgar.

Economic Warfare and the Sea

Economic Warfare and the Sea

Author: David Morgan-Owen

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781789627435

Category: History

Page: 280

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Economic Warfare and the Sea examines the relationship between trade, maritime warfare, and strategic thought between the early modern period and the late-twentieth century. Featuring contributions from renown historians and rising scholars, this volume forwards an international perspective upon the intersection of maritime history, strategy, and diplomacy. Core themes include the role of ‘economic warfare’ in maritime strategic thought, prevalence of economic competition below the threshold of open conflict, and the role non-state actors have played in the prosecution of economic warfare. Using unique material from 18 different archives across six countries, this volume explores critical moments in the development of economic warfare, naval technology, and international law, including the Anglo-Dutch Wars, the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War. Distinct chapters also analyse the role of economic warfare in theories of maritime strategy, and what the future holds for the changing role of navies in the floating global economy of the twenty-first century.

Economic Warfare and the Sea

Economic Warfare and the Sea

Author: David G. Morgan-Owen

Publisher: Research in Maritime History L

ISBN: 9781789621594

Category: History

Page: 288

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EconomicWarfare and the Sea examines the relationship between trade, maritimewarfare, and strategic thought between the early modern period and thelate-twentieth century. Using a variety of geographic and chronologicalexamples, it presents a longue duree approach to a crucial theme in maritimestrategic thought.

My Adventures During the Late War (Memoirs of Napoleonic Wars)

My Adventures During the Late War (Memoirs of Napoleonic Wars)

Author: Donat Henchy O'Brien

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338118585

Category: History

Page: 259

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My Adventures During the Late War is a personal memoir of British Royal Navy officer Donat Henchy O'Brien. O'Brien served as a midshipman during the French Revolutionary Wars and commanded a troop-carrying vessel during the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland. While returning to England in 1804, the ship was wrecked on the Île de Sein and O'Brien and other members of the crew were captured by the French. O'Brien was imprisoned in France but escaped in 1808 and reached a British vessel at Trieste. O'Brien was afterwards promoted to lieutenant and served with the Mediterranean Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. He distinguished himself in a number of boat actions, capturing numerous warships and cargo vessels.

My Adventures During the Late War

My Adventures During the Late War

Author: Donat Henchy O'Brien

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338112446

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 432

My Adventures During the Late War is a personal memoir of British Royal Navy officer Donat Henchy O'Brien. O'Brien served as a midshipman during the French Revolutionary Wars and commanded a troop-carrying vessel during the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland. While returning to England in 1804, the ship was wrecked on the Île de Sein and O'Brien and other members of the crew were captured by the French. O'Brien was imprisoned in France but escaped in 1808 and reached a British vessel at Trieste. O'Brien was afterwards promoted to lieutenant and served with the Mediterranean Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. He distinguished himself in a number of boat actions, capturing numerous warships and cargo vessels.

Flag 4

Flag 4

Author: Dudley Pope

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 1591142768

Category: History

Page: 300

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Flag 4 is the signal for "attack with torpedoes," and this book offers a thrilling account of the actions of British motor torpedo boats in the Mediterranean during World War II. The smallest fighting ships of the Royal Navy, these torpedo boats could fight in the shallowest waters, penetrate minefields, and hide in the inlets of enemy-held islands. From 1940 to 1943 they were the only surface craft continually able to seek out and attack Axis forces. Filled with action backed by telling details, the book describes night assaults on enemy convoys, clandestine operations, and Special Boat Squadron missions in North Africa and Yugoslavia. It is based on the eyewitness accounts of the officers and men who served in these perilous actions. Author Dudley Pope also looks at the question of why both the Allies and Axis forces fought so hard for what were mostly just large expanses of sand and water. Pope's vivid writing style, reminiscent of his popular novels, will appeal to general readers as well as students of World War II naval actions.