Life before the Mast : An Anthology of Eye-Witness Accounts from the Age of Fighting Sail

Life before the Mast : An Anthology of Eye-Witness Accounts from the Age of Fighting Sail

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Table of Contents

Introduction                                       xi
The Glorious First of June, 1794 1 (5)
William Parker
The Pimp, the Smugglers and the Mutineers: 6 (40)
The Extraordinary Voyages of the Gorgon and
the Hind, 1794--7
James Gardner
The Nile Campaign, 1798 46 (36)
Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson
``So Mad a Scheme'': The Suffering of a 82 (7)
Deserter Turned Cannibal, 1799
John Brown
The Cruise of the Speedy, 1800--1 89 (39)
Thomas Cochrane
The Perilous Adventures and Vicissitudes of a 128(37)
Midshipman, 1801--4
George Vernon Jackson
``Till We Are Crowned with Victory'': The
Battle of Copenhagen, 1801
The Log of the Defiance & Thomas Graves 160(5)
Trafalgar: The Midshipman's View, 1805 165(5)
R.F. Roberts
Trafalgar: The View from the Lower-Deck, 1805 170(2)
Sam
The Death of Nelson, 1805 172(22)
William Beatty
The Mutiny on the Constitution, 1805--6 194(13)
James R. Durand
The Prize, 1807--8 207(30)
William Dillon
The Fortune of War, 1808 237(6)
William Dawson
Aix Roads, 1808--9 243(31)
William Richardson
Tempest, 1810 274(25)
Robert Eastwick
A Pressed Man, 1811 299(19)
Robert Hay
The Defeat of HMS Guerriere, 1812 318(4)
Isaac Hull
Frigate Engagement: HMS Macedonian v. USS 322(27)
United States, 1812
Samuel Leech
The War of the Lakes, 1812--13 349(46)
Ned Myers
Privateering, 1812--13 395(21)
George Little
A Frigate in the South Pacific, 1812--14 416(18)
David Porter
The Escape of the Hornet, 1815 434(7)
Captain Biddle
Sources 441(2)
Acknowledgements 443(1)
Bibliography 444(2)
Appendix I: Life and Death in the Royal Navy, 446(3)
1794--1805
Appendix II: `This naval life' 449(11)
Appendix III: Tables of battlefleet tonnages 460(13)
and strength, 1790--1815
Appendix IV: Naval strategy and tactics at the 473(21)
time of Trafalgar
Appendix V: Operating Procedures, USS 494
Constellation, 27 June 1798