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The Star Captains: Frigate Command in the Napoleonic Wars

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Novelists from C. S. Forester to Patrick O'Brian have glorified Nelson's dashing frigate captains, but how much of their story is true? The author of this new volume on the nature of frigate command argues that the legend was very close to reality. Based on detailed studies of the appointments, training, and promotion of the Royal Navy's officer corps, he contends that frigate commanders were an elite group whose careers followed separate paths from their contemporaries. They exhibited specific and highly prized skills that ...

The Star Captains: Frigate Command in the Napoleonic Wars 2001, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557508713

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The Star Captains: Frigate Command in the Napoleonic Wars 2001, Chatham Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781861761699

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