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Royal Navy THE FIRST BELLEROPHON-COLIN PENGELLY 1790-1836
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THE FIRST BELLEROPHON
A famous ship of the Royal Navyby
Colin Pengelly
with a preface by Prof. CHRISTOPHER LLOYD

First published in Great Britain by John Baker Publishers, Ltd 1966

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A blue cloth bound book with purple lettering to the spine with some very slight wear in VERY GOOD condition. Pageblock and pages clean and tight except for a few marks to page blockside and bottom edges.
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Cover blurb

The Famous " Billy Ruffian "

The Bellerophan was a legendary ship of the Royal navy. One of the most famous pictures of our timen " Napoleon on the Bellerophon " was lately to be seen in every home. In the wars waged against the French Republic she was to be the fore in many battles. She was there at the Glorious First of June, at Aboukir and the Nile, at Trafalgar. She crowned her glorious career when she viewed the abasement, and accepted the surrender. of Napoleon off Rochefort in 1815.

The story of Napoleon has often been told but less has been said about hs conquerers at sea. The adventures of the Bellerophon deserves telling in a modern and comprehensive way. They provide a vivid, salty epitome of a war at sea which Britain waged for twenty-years in every part of the world, and which culminated in the " Famous victory " of a century and a half ago.

Mr. Pengelly traces the career of the Bellerophon from her construction (with much fascinating detail of the structure and building of wooden ships ), through her first service in 1790 up to her breaking-up in 1836. Through her commands pass some of the great men of naval history - Howe, Jervis, Cornwallis, Nelso, Saumarez, and their battles and tactics and strategy are followed and described. But the life of the common seaman is also dealt with in fascinating detail.

The author has read widely and researched into original material - the logs andofficial papers of the period. His illustrations include pictures from the National Maritime Museum, the Victory Museum at Portsmouth, and plans from the Maritime Museum, and the Society for Nautical research.

Contents

Preface by Prof. Christopher Lloyd

Author's Foreword

1
  Construction
2
  Life on board a sailing ship
3
  Skirmishing with the French
4
  1794-1796 - The Glorious First of June
5
  With Cornwallis and Bridport in the Channel
6
  The Battle of the Nile
7
  Trafalgar
8
  The Long Blockade
9
  In Northern Waters
10
  Surrender of Napoleon

APPENDIX

I
 
Captains and Flag Officers who served in the Bellerophon 1791 - 1815
II
  List of Sources
III
  Glossary

INDEX

List of Illustrations

  1. Bellerophon figurehead at the Victory Museum Portsmouth
  2. Admiral Sir Thomas Pasley
  3. Captain William Johnstone Hope
  4. Admiral Lord Howe
  5. Sheerdraught of a 74 of Bellerophon type
  6. A British '74' (HMS Warrier)
  7. Launching of a two decker
  8. The Glorious 1st. of June
  9. Cornwallis's Retreat
  10. The Approach of the British Fleet
  11. The Battle of the Nile
  12. The Battle of the Nile. Plan based on information of Captain Miller. The Audacious is shown in the wrong position, she should be raking Conquérant.
  13. The Battle of Trafalgar, ' Royal Sovereign ' in action.
  14. The Bellerophon at Trafalgar
  15. Captain John Cooke
  16. Captain Edward Rotheram
  17. Lord Nelson
  18. Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Keats
  19. Napoleon boarding the Bellerophon
  20. Napoleon and the Bellerophon at Torbay
  21. Captain Frederick Maitland
  22. Lord Keith
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