The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1839

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1839

by Various Authors

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Overview

The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The 1839 volume includes coverage of the competition for the design of a Nelson memorial. It reveals that the editor was unimpressed with the shortlist and strongly disliked the eventual winner, which still stands in Trafalgar Square. Other topics include naval promotions, births, marriages and deaths, a short history of Antarctic exploration timed to coincide with the departure of the Ross expedition, reports of anti-slavery measures, and analysis of steamship accidents and their causes. The volume also continues the editor's campaign for lightning conductors on board all Navy vessels, a measure finally implemented in 1869, and provides information about new lighthouses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108053938
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - The Nautical Magazine
Pages: 920
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.05(d)

Table of Contents

Contents of vol. for 1838; Part I. January 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part II. February 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part III. March 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part IV. April 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part V. May 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part VI. June 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part VII. July 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part VIII. August 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part IX. September 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part X. October 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part XI. November 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Part XII. December 1839: Original papers; Naval chronicle; Index; List of plates.

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