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by Andrew Bamford
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: 19th Century
Topic: War of 1812 Single-Ship Actions
Replies: 0
Views: 27

War of 1812 Single-Ship Actions

Another new naval title from the Helion series that I edit. This one looks at the single-ship clashes of the War of 1812, with a particular focus on the way that they were perceived at the time and how this affected future naval policy: https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/revenge-in-the-...
by Andrew Bamford
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: A Catchpenny Conundrum
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Views: 699

A Catchpenny Conundrum

My wife is an art historian, and has come across a catchpenny print with engravings of six 18th century British warships, from a series published during the 1780s and 1790s. They are fairly crude images, certainly not meant to be accurate ship-portraits, but they are named as Prudent, Marlborough, S...
by Andrew Bamford
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 19th Century
Topic: Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean

As well as Cy's new book on Royal navy officers, today at Helion we've also released this title covering the operations of the Russian fleet under Senyavin between 1805 and 1810: https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/northern-tars-in-southern-waters-the-russian-fleet-in-the-mediterranean-1...
by Andrew Bamford
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: French Brest Fleet 1744

Just one query, working this up, is there an error in the dating for the Content leaving? If detached on the 8/19th, she couldn't have been at Dungeness as indicated. I'm also now confused by the dating off the encounter off Dungeness, which from the sources - granted, secondary and not naval in foc...
by Andrew Bamford
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: French Brest Fleet 1744

Thanks both, that's perfect. I'm writing primarily about the French military involvement in the '45, but the invasion plan is background and I thought it would be useful to provide a listing of Roquefeuil’s fleet since I hadn't seen one in print before. I'll leave it to Albert to tell the detailed s...
by Andrew Bamford
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

French Brest Fleet 1744

I am trying to compile a list of the ships that sailed from Brest under de Roquefeuil as part of the abortive 1744 invasion of Britain which would have employed Charles Edward Stuart as a figurehead. I found a list on the Nafziger collection of orders of battle, derived in turn from Schomberg's Nava...
by Andrew Bamford
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Blockade of Brest - New Book
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Blockade of Brest - New Book

The 1740s title is still in the conceptual stage at the moment, so until I get more details from the prospective author the honest answer to those questions, at least so far as focus and sources are concerned, is "I don't know"! We'd be looking at a late-2019 release for that one, so I'll be able to...
by Andrew Bamford
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Blockade of Brest - New Book
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Blockade of Brest - New Book

I wanted to take the opportunity to use the new forum to announce the publication of the first of what I hope will be a number of naval titles in the "From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815" book series that I edit for Helion & Co. Far Distant Ships, by Quintin Barry, is an operational study of the Roy...