Sloop of War

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ISBN 100708984053
ISBN 139780708984055

“A Sloop Of War” is a great book for anyone who enjoys historical fiction. In my opinion, the language used in the book finds the right balance between the old-fashioned, often lengthy figures of speech that were common some centuries ago, and the laconic, straight-to-the-point manner that is typical for modern speakers and many contemporary books/5(88).

Sloop of War is filled with action and intrigue. The author paints a vivid picture of the men and of the time during the age of fighting ships under sail.

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This is a story well told and the author leaves us wanting more/5(). “A Sloop Of War” is a great book for anyone who enjoys historical fiction. In my opinion, the language used in the book finds the right balance between the old-fashioned, often lengthy figures of speech that were common some centuries ago, and the laconic, straight-to-the-point manner that is typical for modern speakers and many contemporary books/5(88).

"Sloop of War" follows the appointment of Lieutenant Bolitho to command his own ship, HMS "Sparrow." Of all the first four "Bolitho" novels, this one is my favorite to date.

Especially for any former military officer, there is something irresistable about reading about an officer's first independent command/5(). In the Sloop of War, we find a young recently promoted Captain Bolitho with his first command.

This series has continued growing in drama, story depth and action.

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Our new Captain Bolitho must demonstrate his command skill to a new crew, and, navigate all of the challenges set up for him in command of a sloop at war/5(81). A Sloop of War is a historical nautical war story that is predominantly masculine in nature.

Here ladies occupy the backstage and in many cases only referred to or remembered. The thing that I loved about the book was its historical angle that included some of the facts and the books that I had read about/5. The book starts injust after the previous book left off. The American War of Independence is still in progress.

It describes Bolithos promotion from a lieutenant in a ship of the line to commanding the titular Sloop-of-War Sparrow/5. Buy a cheap copy of Sloop of War (The Bolitho Novels) book by Alexander Kent. The year isthe ship is the gun HMS Sparrow, England's finest sloop of war, and the Captain is Richard Bolitho, sailing his command into the fury of Free shipping over $/5(5).

Check out this great listen on As the French enter the American War of Independence, young Richard Bolitho is given command of the fast, well-armed sloop Sparrow. He has a chance to prove his ability, but danger threatens - as real and deadly as the enemy itself. © Alexander. However, for the first time this book charts the development of the ancillary types, variously described in the 17th century as sloops, ketches, brigantines, advice boats and even yachts, as they coalesce into the single 18th-century category of Sloop of War.

Rigging. A sloop-of-war was quite different from a civilian or mercantile sloop, which was a general term for a single-masted vessel rigged in a way that would today be called a gaff cutter (but usually without the square topsails then carried by cutter-rigged vessels), though some sloops of that type did serve in the 18th century British Royal Navy, particularly on the Great Lakes of North.

The year isthe ship is the gun HMS Sparrow, England's finest sloop of war, and the Captain is Richard Bolitho, sailing his command into the fury of battle.

The American Revolution has turned the Atlantic coast into a refuge for privateers and marauding French warships, and it is up Brand: Mcbooks Press. A Sloop of War, the second novel in the Alexander Clay series, is set on the island of Barbados, where the temperature of the politics, prejudices, and amorous ambitions are matched only by the sweltering heat of the climate.

A Sloop of War, the second novel in the Alexander Clay series is set on the island of Barbados, where the temperature of the politics, prejudices, and amorous ambitions are matched only by the sweltering heat of the limping into the harbor in the crippled frigate the HMS Agrius, accompanied by his French prize, the equally battered Courageuse, Clay meets with Admiral Caldwell Pages: In the Sloop of War, we find a young recently promoted Captain Bolitho with his first command.

This series has continued growing in drama, story depth and action. Our new Captain Bolitho must demonstrate his command skill to a new crew, and, navigate all of the challenges set up for him in command of a sloop at war/5. Sloop of War by Alexander Kent Book Resume: The year isthe ship is the gun HMS Sparrow, England's finest sloop of war, and the Captain is Richard Bolitho, sailing his command into the fury of battle.

The American Revolution has turned the Atlantic coast into a refuge for privateers and marauding French warships, and it is up to young.

[This book] has been printed to a high standard, thereby allowing for the maximum detail in the reproductions to be evident. In support of the text there are six appendices, ranging from an alphabetical list of purpose-built and prize sloops to the arming of the sloop of war. There is also a Price: £ Editions for Sloop of War: X (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published in ), In World War II, Black Swan -class sloops sank 29 U-boats.

The most famous sloop commander was Captain Frederic John Walker. His sloop Starling became one of the most successful submarine hunters, taking part in the sinking of eleven U-boats.

After the war, sloops continued in service with the Royal Navy, Egyptian Navy, Indian Navy, Pakistan Operators: Royal Navy, Royal Indian Navy, German Navy.

A SLOOP OF WAR Download A Sloop Of War ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to A Sloop Of War book pdf for free now. The Sloop Of War. Author: Ian Mclaughlan ISBN: Genre: History File Size: MB Format: PDF, Mobi Download:   For the young Richard Bolitho the spring of marked a complete transformation for himself and his future.

It was the year in which the American War of Independence changed to an all-out struggle for freedom from British rule - and the year when Bolitho took command of the Sparrow, a small, fast and well-armed sloop of war.

As the pace of war increased, the Sparrow was called from one /5(). Book Review: The SLOOP OF WAR by Ian Mc Laughlan. Hardcover: pages Publisher: Seaforth Publishing; First Edition edition (28 Feb. ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x x cm SYNOPSIS: This is the first study in depth of the Royal Navy's vital, but largely ignored small craft.

Get this from a library. Sloop of war. [Alexander Kent] -- The year isthe ship is the gun HMS Sparrow, England's finest sloop of war, and the Captain is Richard Bolitho, sailing his command into the fury of battle.

The American Revolution has. Kent addresses past events previous to the book, creating a larger world beyond the book and allowing readers to get a better idea of Bolitho's character and attitude towards his crew.

"Sloop of War" also reads perfectly well as a stand-alone novel. As always, Kent's description and /5(5). Buy a cheap copy of Sloop of War: The Richard Bolitho Novels book.

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However, for the first time this book charts the development of the ancillary types, variously described in the 17th century as sloops, ketches, brigantines, advice boats and even yachts, as they coalesce into the single 18th-century category of Sloop of : Naval Institute Press.

sloop of war n. sloops of war A small warship carrying guns on one deck only.

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sloop of war n (Military) (formerly) a small fast sailing warship mounting some 10 to 30 small calibre guns on one deck sloop′ of war′ n. an armed sailing vessel, smaller than a frigate, having cannons on only one deck. [–] ThesaurusAntonymsRelated. This is a list of sloops of war of the United States Navy.

Chapelle, Howard Irving. The History of the American Sailing Navy; The Ships and Their Development. New York: Norton, Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, ISBN ISBN Equipment: Uniforms, Awards and decorations. Print book: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: As the French enter the American War of Independence in earnest, young Richard Bolitho is given his first command, "Sparrow" - a fast, well-armed fighting sloop.

A sloop is a sailboat usually with one mast and fore-and-aft rigged sails. It can also describe a square rigged sailing ship of two or more masts which is sometimes called a sloop of war. The French called them corvettes. Originally the definition of a sloop was vague.A book said sloops "are sailed and masted as men's fancies lead them, sometimes with one mast, with two, and with three.".The Sloop of War Book Summary: This is the first study in depth of the Royal Navy's vital, but largely ignored small craft.

In the age of sail they were built in huge numbers and in far greater variety than the more regulated major warships, so they present a particular challenge to any historian attempting a coherent design history.- Explore nate's board "Sloop of War" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Sloop of war, Sailing ships and Tall ships pins.