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British Frigate vs. French Frigate 1793-1814

By: Osprey

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Duel - Ships & Submarines

Last Stocked on 12/2/2018

Product Info

Title
British Frigate vs. French Frigate 1793-1814
Publisher
Category
Author
Mark Lardas
Publish Year
2013
Pages
80
Dimensions
7x10x.3"
MFG. Part #
OSPDUE052
Type
Softcover
Series
DUE52

Description

In the Age of Fighting Sail (1650–1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many nations sought command of a frigate. Speedy, nimble and formidably armed, frigates often operated independently, unlike the larger ships of the line. Legendary sailors such as Edward Pellew and Charles-Alexandre Léon Durand, Comte de Linoise, found that commanding such a ship offered numerous opportunities for wealth.

In this book, four representative frigate duels are examined: first, a battle fought between two closely matched ships (HMS Nymphe (36) vs. La Cléopâtre (32); second, a victory won by an inferior British frigate over a superior French frigate (HMS Pallas (32) vs. Minerve (40); third, a victory – the only one – by an inferior French frigate over a superior British frigate (HMS Ambuscade (32) vs. Baïonnaise (24), and fourth, victory of a superior British frigate over an inferior French frigate (HMS Indefatigable (44) of Hornblower fame vs. La Virginie (40). Featuring specially commissioned artwork and offering expert analysis, this study provides a vivid account of the bloody combats fought by the most romantic warship of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era – the frigate.

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