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War at Sea in the Age of Sail 1650-1850 by Andrew Lambert

By Andrew Lambert

Battle at Sea within the Age of Sail 1650-1850 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: struggle at Sea within the Age of Sail 1650-1850 Автор(ы): Andrew Lambert Издательство: Cassell Год: 2000 ISBN: 0304352462 Страниц: 231 Формат: PDF в RAR Размер: a hundred Мб Язык: EnglishThe seventeenth and 18th centuries witnessed the increase of combating crusing navies, which grew to become tools of globally strategic energy. Spain, Holland, France, and Britain have been the prime protagonists; after the eclipse of the 1st , the fight for domination at sea revolved mainly right into a Franco-British clash, culminating in Britain's maritime triumph within the Napoleonic Wars. Lambert indicates how Britain's naval dominance used to be accomplished, with certain money owed of key conflicts that exhibit either the top degrees of technique and the adventure of the normal sailor. Hotfile Depositfiles eighty five

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By the nineteenth century, Britain, France and the United States all A British sixth rate ship at Deptford dockyard in the 1770s. The flags and other activity indicate that she is about to be launched, stern first. In the foreground the raw material of shipbuilding has been unloaded to begin work on another vessel. Between the timber and the ship is a dry dock, into which this vessel might be taken, once launched, to have her hull copper-sheathed. (John Clevely the Elder) 37 WAR AT SEA IN THE AGE OF SAIL built slowly under cover and launched ships only when required.

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By 1830 the British and French had adopted a single calibre armament, with all guns firing the same calibre shot, either 30 or 32 pounds, although the guns on each deck were of different weights. At the same time the French artillerist Colonel Paixhans introduced a shell-firing gun. By 1850 battleships carried up to ten shell guns, usually of a larger calibre than the solid shot guns (200 mm or 8 inch). While the exploding shell promised a much enhanced ship-killing performance, the failure of the fuse and the inaccuracy of hollow projectiles restricted their value.

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