Edited by James Stanier Clarke
Edited by John McArthur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2010
Online Publication Date:January 2011
Original Publication Year:1810
Subjects: Military History , British History after 1450
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 24, published in 1810, contains numerous reports of the capture of French merchant vessels by the British Navy. It also includes state papers describing the peace agreement between Britain and the Ottoman Empire, an account of tribal customs in Arabia, a biography of Captain James Lucas Yeo (knighted that year), and a map and description of the Greek island of Santa Maura.