The Buccaneer King: The Story of Captain Henry Morgan by Graham Thomas

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By Graham Thomas

This is the tale of a Welshman who grew to become essentially the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. His identify was once Captain Sir Henry Morgan and, not like his contemporaries, he was once no longer hunted down and killed or captured by way of the specialists. as an alternative he used to be thought of a hero in England and given a knighthood in addition to being made governor of Jamaica. As Graham Thomas finds during this clean biography of this complicated and interesting personality, Morgan used to be a superb army chief whose best motivation used to be to accumulate as a lot wealth as he may possibly by way of sacking and plundering settlements, cities and towns up and down the Spanish Main.

As featured on BBC Radio Wiltshire and in Cardiff Times.

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Deadly Shipwrecks of the Powhattan & New Era on the Jersey by Captain Robert F. Bennett,Susan Leigh Bennett,Commander

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By Captain Robert F. Bennett,Susan Leigh Bennett,Commander Timothy R. Dring

In 1854, horrendous shipwrecks came about off the hot Jersey coast. The Powhattan and the recent period have been either American-flag crusing packet ships sporting hopeful eu immigrants to new lives in the USA. The ships ran aground at the offshore sandbars alongside the coastline among Sandy Hook and Little Egg Inlet, claiming the lives of many passengers and workforce. The excellent casualties eventually triggered calls from the general public and politicians for reforms to the process for rescues that the government had in position. The tragedies finally led to adjustments that avoided numerous related deaths. This special and gripping account bargains minute-by-minute information of the lethal wrecks, their explanations and their ultimate outcomes.

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Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics by Freda Harcourt,Sarah Palmer

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By Freda Harcourt,Sarah Palmer

Flagships of Imperialism is the 1st scholarly monograph at the background of the P&O transport corporation, and the 1st background of P&O to pay due realization to the context of 19th century imperial politics which so considerably formed the company's improvement. dependent mainly on unpublished fabric from the P&O documents and the nationwide information, and on modern legitimate courses, the publication covers the an important interval from the company's origins to 1867. After featuring new findings concerning the company's origins within the Irish shipping undefined, the booklet charts the extension of the founders' pursuits from the Iberian peninsula to the Mediterranean, India, China and Australia. In so doing it bargains with the advance of the required monetary infrastructure for P&O's operations; the founders' attitudes to technical advances; the shareholding base; the company's involvement within the opium exchange, and with its acquisition of mail, Admiralty and different executive contracts. It used to be the P&O's prestige as a central authority contractor which, particularly else, implicated its fortunes within the wider politics of empire, as illustrated through the book's concluding account of the company's rescue from the sting of a monetary precipice by way of the award of a brand new executive mail agreement triggered, between different issues, by means of the Abyssinian excursion of 1867.

Flagships of Imperialism might be of curiosity to move and corporate historians and to historians of the British empire alike, in addition to to someone drawn to the historical past of British ships and delivery within the 19th century.

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Les plus célèbres navires de l'Histoire: Essai historique by Mathilde de Jamblinne

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By Mathilde de Jamblinne

Une histoire de los angeles navigation dans le monde

Des vaisseaux des pharaons aux sous-marins, de l’arche de Noé au Nautilus, de los angeles mutinerie de l. a. Bounty à celle du Potemkine, découvrez une histoire de l. a. navigation dans le monde à travers les navires les plus célèbres de l’Histoire.
Saviez-vous que le naufrage tragique du substantial avait été prédit dans un roman édité en 1898 ? Que c’est en prisonnier que Christophe Colomb revint des Amériques, après avoir découvert le continent à bord de l. a. Santa Maria ? Connaissez-vous le destin du capitaine de l. a. Bounty, après los angeles mutinerie ? Et le rôle du Potemkine durant los angeles Révolution russe de 1905 ?

C’est à ces questions, et à bien d’autres encore, que ce livre répond : un parcours chronologique au cœur des mers les plus profondes qui offre non seulement une histoire de los angeles navigation, mais également un aperçu sociologique des époques évoquées.

EXTRAIT

Le 26 mai 1787, los angeles Royal military achète donc un navire charbonnier du nom de Bethia et le rebaptise « Bounty ». Le sixteen août de l. a. même année, le lieutenant William Bligh prend le commandement du navire Bounty, qui appareille le 23 décembre. Le début de l. a. traversée est déjà houleux puisqu’une tempête oblige l’équipage à relâcher à Ténériffe pour réparer les dégâts et ravitailler les marins. C’est à cette get together qu’éclatera le leading conflit entre le capitaine et son équipe : à los angeles suite de disparitions mystérieuses de fromage, William Bligh supprime définitivement los angeles ration de fromage quotidienne. L’équipage s’indigne, vehicle il soupçonne Bligh d’avoir détourné le fromage à son revenue. Au cours de l. a. traversée, et en raison des mesures d’hygiène drastiques prises par Bligh, aucun malade n’est à déplorer. Le capitaine est également très à cheval sur l’aération des entreponts et sur le séchage des affaires personnelles. Afin d’économiser los angeles nourriture, Bligh décide de remplacer les deux livres quotidiennes de discomfort par une livre de citrouilles qu'ils avaient achetées à Ténériffe.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Mathilde de Jamblinne, philologue de formation, est passionnée depuis toujours d’Histoire et d’histoires. Elle s’intéresse au monde marin depuis son plus jeune âge.
Elle se penche ici sur l. a. navigation en l’abordant sous un tout autre angle.

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The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race by Matthew S. Seligmann,Frank Nägler

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By Matthew S. Seligmann,Frank Nägler

the serious contention in battleship construction that happened among Britain and Germany within the run as much as the 1st global conflict is visible through many because the such a lot totemic of all armaments races. Blamed via various commentators in the course of the inter-war years as a huge reason behind the good conflict, it has develop into emblematic of all that's mistaken with overseas competitions in army energy. but, regardless of this notoriety, ’the nice Naval Race’ has no longer obtained the eye that this increased prestige could benefit and it hasn't ever been tested from the perspective of either one of its members concurrently and both. This quantity, which incorporates a complete survey of the prevailing scholarship in this subject, either English-language and German, in addition to very important fundamental resource fabrics from a variety of data in either Britain and Germany, fills this hole. by means of placing the activities of the British Admiralty side-by-side with these of its German opposite numbers, it allows the naval race to be considered relatively and thereby allows an figuring out of ways the 2 events to this clash interacted. by means of delivering a complete diversity of German records in either their unique textual content and in English translation, the ebook makes the German function during this clash available to an English talking viewers for the 1st time. As such, it really is a vital quantity for any severe scholar of naval coverage within the pre-First global struggle era.

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Coasters: An Illustrated History by Roy Fenton

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By Roy Fenton

John Masefield’s ‘dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting throughout the Channel within the mad March days’ has turn into a boat kind of common allure, either for its uncomplicated, sensible attractiveness and its trustworthy toil ahead of the appearance of common street haulage.

In this new booklet a set of greater than three hundred images has been drawn jointly to inform the tale of the improvement of the steam and diesel coasters, which originated as a rule within the united kingdom and the Netherlands. The time period ‘coaster’ embraces a big diversity of sorts together with the steam colliers, the puffers, packets, steam apartments and lighters normally designed for inland seas, then the ever present steam coaster itself, in-built huge numbers to be used round British shorelines but in addition extra afield in each nook of the area. Coastal tankers and different expert varieties like chemical and cement companies additionally developed.

As good because the info of the ships themselves, the booklet covers shipment dealing with and stowing, equipment, the coastal trades, the proprietors and developers and, now not least, the crews and their jobs and their lives at sea.

A highly evocative and illuminating publication to thrill and tell send lovers everywhere.

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Titanic and the Mystery Ship by Senan Molony

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By Senan Molony

What fascinates most folks are the conspiracy theories that abound approximately her. was once she switched for her broken sister Olympic, did Captain Smith quite forget about the ice warnings that flooded into her instant room, or used to be there a few fabled treasure on board whilst she went down? maybe the most enduring stories of monstrous is the secret send, the fabled vessel visible within the distance that can have kept all her passengers from freezing or drowning. yet what was once the secret send, and used to be she the Californian, a cargo/passenger send that based on her captain used to be caught in ice over the horizon. on the enquiry into the sinking, Captain Lord of the Californian was once castigated and blamed for the demise on gigantic, yet for 90 years, there was evidence that his send couldn't were the secret ship.

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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat (The International Marine by Don Casey

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By Don Casey

". . . the suitable start line, or proceed, your education."

--Sailing

Whether you're buying a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing upkeep projects at the one you already personal, this booklet saves money--and maybe even catastrophe. With transparent step by step drawings and directions, Don Casey explains how one can realize problems--both floor and hidden--and the way to separate beauty flaws from severe faults.

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Utrata Fachwörterbuch: Binnenschifffahrt Englisch-Deutsch / by Jürgen Utrata,Ingrid Wiechert,Anke Lietmann,Beate Supianek

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By Jürgen Utrata,Ingrid Wiechert,Anke Lietmann,Beate Supianek

Geleitet von unserem Motto "Aus der Praxis für die Praxis" bieten wir Ihnen das deutsch-englische Fachvokabular der Binnenschifffahrt, um in der Weltsprache Englisch sicher und fachspezifisch kommunizieren zu können. Unser Wörterbuch gibt Ihnen den passenden Fachwortschatz für Ihren Beruf, Ihre Ausbildung, Weiterbildung, Fortbildung oder Ihr Studium an die Hand.

Schon seit den Anfängen der Menschheit benutzen Menschen Flüsse, um Waren und Personen zu transportieren. Zunehmende Umweltbelastungen und das mit Abstand größte Entwicklungspotential machen den ältesten und am meisten unterschätzen Verkehrsträger aktueller denn je. In der grenzüberschreitenden Binnenschifffahrt ist die Weltsprache Englisch unverzichtbar geworden.

Die wichtigsten Fachbegriffe der beteiligten Verkehrsträger Straßenverkehr, Schienenverkehr und Seeschifffahrt, sowie aus den angrenzenden Bereichen Büro (Business), Containerverkehr, Gefahrgut, Logistik, Versicherung, Zoll und Außenhandel und dem allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch sind ebenfalls enthalten. Viele Stichwörter sind mit zusätzlichen Kurzerklärungen und fachspezifischen Abkürzungen versehen, die Ihnen helfen werden, die Begriffe besser in den Gesamtkontext einzuordnen.

Unsere Wörterbücher sind bewusst sehr übersichtlich gestaltet und besonders effektiv in der Handhabung u.a. durch ein alphabetisches sign up am Rand bzw. ein navigierbares Inhaltsverzeichnis bei den E-Books. Unsere Taschenbücher im echten Taschenbuchformat (11,2 x sixteen cm) sind selbst bei widrigen Lichtverhältnissen intestine lesbar und eignen sich auch für den Gebrauch mit Handschuhen. Dadurch sind sie der ideale Begleiter für den beruflichen Alltag - auch unterwegs.

Englisch-Deutsch/Deutsch-Englisch mit über 3000 Stichwörtern und zahlreichen zusätzlichen Kurzerklärungen sowie fachspezifischen Abkürzungen

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In The Days Of The Tall Ships by R. A. Fletcher

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By R. A. Fletcher

initially released in 1930, this can be a splendidly particular examine the heritage of the crusing send within the 19th century. filled with pictures and anecdotes, each significant send and Captain of the day is tested intensive. a few of the earliest books, quite these relationship again to the 1900s and earlier than, are actually tremendous scarce and more and more dear. domestic Farm Books are republishing those vintage works in cheap, top of the range, smooth variations, utilizing the unique textual content and art. Contents contain : different types of Ships The East Indiamen American Superiority and Atlantic Packets Navigation legislation, software Ships Opium and Tea Clippers Rushes To Californian and Australian Gold Fields, a few quickly Passages Wool, Wheat and Emigrant Ships Roaring Forties, Icebergs, sluggish and speedy Passages, and so on mess ups, Rescues, and so forth lifestyles On A crusing Ship

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