Naval histories often stop short at the death of Nelson. This book succinctly fills the gap by covering the golden age of British sea power – the period which saw the defeat of Napoleon, the American War, the expansion of the empire, the introduction of the steamship and the defeat of the first German menace. Not only a galaxy of heroic episodes, this book also highlights the relationship between the Navy in war and peace to the nation as a whole.
Table of Contents
1. The Blockade and the Continental System 2. Lord Cochrane 3. The American War, 1812-15. 4. The navy in the Mediterranean 5. The Navy and the Empire 6. The Naval Revolution 7. The Outbreak of the War of 1914-18 8. Clearing the Outer Seas: The ‘Goeben’, The ‘Emden’, Coronel and the Falklands 9. The Battle Cruiser Actions in the North Sea: Heligoland Bight – The Scarborough Raid – The Dogger Bank 10. The Dardanelles 11. Jutland 12. Blockade and Counter-Blockade. Index. Plans.