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:1813
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 29, published in 1813, contains many documents relating to the American navy following the start of the Anglo-American War in 1812, and records the American government's view of early successes in the war and a British declaration describing the war's causes. The volume also includes a biography of Sir Francis Drake and a technical article describing a method of fumigating ships to kill vermin.
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