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Naval Ratings of the 19th Century

Baynham, Henry: 1971 London, hardcover with dustjacket 224 pages. A vivid picture of the British Navy, at the peak of its power, from an entirely unfamiliar point-of-view, the lower deck, the world of the ordinary seaman, told largely in the words of the men themselves, using journals, diaries and letters, with a linked authorial commentary. A sequel to the author's "From the Lower Deck", carrying the narrative from the 1840s to the end of the century. Illustrated with b/w plates. ISBN 0091071704

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