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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Convoy
In naval warfare, convoy tactics were developed during the age of sail to guard against pirates and privateers.
From a tactical point of view, World War I-era submarines were similar to privateers in the age of sail: only a little faster than the merchant ships they were attacking, and capable of sinking only a small number of vessels in a convoy because of their limited supply of torpedoes and shells.
The enormous number of vessels involved and the frequency of engagements meant that statistical techniques could be applied to evaluate tactics: this was a significant early use of operational research in war.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Convoy   (1047 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: The Evolution of Fighting Tactics, 1650-1815 by Brian Turnstall
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail by Bernard Ireland
SEAMANSHIP IN THE AGE OF SAIL further provided continuity answers as to why sails are shaped the way they are; or why the steeve of the bowsprit was lessened over time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0870219553?v=glance   (1461 words)

  
 Fantasy Games Unlimited Online: FGU Products - P - R
While the age of fighting sail ended historically before the early advent of steam powered ships, this need not be the case for players as peaceful interludes will not interrupt the evolution of combat tactics to go beyond even those of Nelson.
Complete naval miniatures rules for the age of sail covering the years 1755 to 1815.
At stake is the British blockade of Egypt, the recapture of Malta from the French, the protection of Sicily, and even British control of the Mediterranean.
www.sden.org /jdr/spaceopera/mirror/fgu/products11.htm   (1461 words)

  
 PC: Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty
Like the original games, Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty can be considered both a naval warfare simulation and a real-time strategy game.
Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty lives up to this expectation with a deft blend of real-time strategy, tactics, and simulation that brilliantly re-creates the greatest sea battles of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Fans of the Age of Sail series will find Privateer's Bounty a welcome addition to Akella's long list of seafaring games, and those who already play the original Age of Sail games will soon discover just how much better Privateer's Bounty is in comparison.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/age-of-sail-ii-privateers-bounty/574955p1.html   (1461 words)

  
 Robert Blake (admiral)
He developed new techniques to conduct blockades and landings; his "Sailing instructions" and "Fighting Instructions", which were major overhauls of naval tactics written while recovering from injury in 1653, were the foundation of English naval tactics in the age of sail.
When the English Civil War broke out during the period of the Long Parliament, and having failed to be re-elected, Blake began his military career on the side of the parliamentarians despite having no substantial experience of military or naval matters.
As well as being largely responsible for building the largest navy the country had then ever known, from a few tens of ships to well over a hundred, he was first to keep a fleet at sea over the winter.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/R/Robert-Blake-(admiral).htm   (1340 words)

  
 A Short Reader's Guide to the Age of Fighting Sail: Naval History from 1775 to 1815
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: the evolution of fighting tactics 1650-1815.
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail : War at Sea 1756 - 1815.
Naval history has a small number of practitioners -- especially considering the absolutely vital importance of maritime activities in the development of Europe and North America -- but a remarkably high proportion of very fine writers.
home.earthlink.net /~swier/FSbooks.html   (1340 words)

  
 Naval History
In this important new history, Hugh Bicheno describes the clash of cultures that led to one of the greatest turning-point battles in history, As a description of the age-old conflict between Christianity and Islam, it is a story which still resonates today.
Although Nelson dominates the naval history of the late eighteenth century, in many respects his achievements marked the culmination of a developing tactical tradition in the Royal Navy.
The greatest sea battle of the age of sail, seen from the unusual perspective of the defeated.
www.generalstafflibrary.com /Naval_History.html   (1340 words)

  
 A Short Reader's Guide to the Age of Fighting Sail: Naval History from 1775 to 1815
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: the evolution of fighting tactics 1650-1815.
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail : War at Sea 1756 - 1815.
21st century writer, who knows little about seamanship or naval history (judging by his mistakes), sails on the replica of Cooks' Endeavour and finds it's a hard life.
clipper.coastweather.com /html/FSbooks.html   (1340 words)

  
 GameSpy: Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty Review
Like the original games, Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty can be considered both a naval warfare simulation and a real-time strategy game.
Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty lives up to this expectation with a deft blend of real-time strategy, tactics, and simulation that brilliantly re-creates the greatest sea battles of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Fans of the Age of Sail series will find Privateer's Bounty a welcome addition to Akella's long list of seafaring games, and those who already play the original Age of Sail games will soon discover just how much better Privateer's Bounty is in comparison.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/age-of-sail-ii-privateers-bounty/574955p1.html   (835 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: The Evolution of Fighting Tactics, 1650-1815 by Brian Turnstall
Buy this book with Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: The Evolution of...
If that were true, historian Nathan Miller suggests, then the record of sailing in the age of tall ships would likely be distinguished by few heroes and fewer grand narratives.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471185175?v=glance   (835 words)

  
 AGE OF SAIL - SOURCES
However, As is often the case, Killion is not an authority on naval warfare in the age of sail, and consequently his observations on tactics and battles are much less useful than his conclusions on other matters.
Standard history of the naval warfare in the Baltic in the Age of Sail.
Mahan wrote this book not as an exercise in pure historical research for its own sake: rather, he was trying to convince the world at large, and the American political elite in particular, of the need for a large navy to be able to claim and maintain the status of a "great power".
ageofsail.org /sources.html   (835 words)

  
 Sea Room:home page .
by Lee Beinkowski, The period of the French Wars (1793-1815), known as the golden age of fighting sail in Great Britain because of the extraordinary victories won by the Royal Navy, produced an impressive roster of brilliant flag officers.
Partial chapter list: Naval history of England's war with France, ship types, shipbuilding, officers, recruitment and seamen, seamanship, shipboard life, and battle tactics.--Naval Institute Press,, Many Illustr., Drawings, Photos, Appendices, Index, 10 X 12.
The Howarths have captured not only the man but his time, evoking a remarkable sense of what it was like to sail the seas in nelson]s day, in peace and in war.
www.sea-room.com /topic-page/horatio-nelson.html   (835 words)

  
 A Short Reader's Guide to the Age of Fighting Sail: Naval History from 1775 to 1815
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: the evolution of fighting tactics 1650-1815.
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail : War at Sea 1756 - 1815.
Naval history has a small number of practitioners -- especially considering the absolutely vital importance of maritime activities in the development of Europe and North America -- but a remarkably high proportion of very fine writers.
home.earthlink.net /~swier/FSbooks.html   (835 words)

  
 Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail
Covering the classic era of sailing ship warfare from the mid-eighteenth century to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail reveals how warships were built, sailed, and fought in the era made popular today by the novels of Patrick O'Brian and C. Forester.
Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons illustrates every type of sailing warship from ships of the line, frigates, and sloops to privateers' schooners, bomb ketches, and xebecs.
A colorful history of the men, ships, and tactics that made Nelson's navy the most feared fighting force on earth.
www.wwnorton.com /catalog/fall00/004983.htm   (206 words)

  
 AGE OF SAIL - SOURCES
However, As is often the case, Killion is not an authority on naval warfare in the age of sail, and consequently his observations on tactics and battles are much less useful than his conclusions on other matters.
Mahan wrote this book not as an exercise in pure historical research for its own sake: rather, he was trying to convince the world at large, and the American political elite in particular, of the need for a large navy to be able to claim and maintain the status of a "great power".
The lists of ships which he gives at various places at various times are extremely useful.
ageofsail.org /sources.html   (206 words)

  
 Royal Naval Crew Message Boards
It also provides a fascinating and detailed insight into the nature and conditions of naval war in the Age of Sail, from the strain felt by fleet commanders, isolated from higher authority and starved of information of the enemy, to the daily lives of the sailors and the tactics used in battle.
In the contemporary world, where the concept of littoral warfare dominates naval thinking, this wide ranging and authoritative work is a timely reminder that the Royal Navy has successfully pursued such a strategy for at least two hundred years.
A group of eminent naval historians has been assembled to describe this vital element of the Royal Navy's role which has so often been overshadowed by the fleet actions of Nelson's time, and of the First and Second World Wars.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /royal.htm   (206 words)

  
 Books on Admiral Nelson
It also provides a fascinating and detailed insight into the nature and conditions of naval war in the Age of Sail, from the strain felt by fleet commanders, isolated from higher authority and starved of information of the enemy, to the daily lives of the sailors and the tactics used in battle.
Naval books on Admiral Lord Nelson and Nelson's naval battles including the Battle of Trafalgar, Battle of the Nile and Copenhagen by leading naval book publishers and naval authors.
This was also Nelsons first independent fleet command, and the author shows the development of his command style and the forging of the esprit de corps which was later to triumph at Trafalgar.
www.war-art.com /nelson.htm   (1200 words)

  
 Convoy - Unipedia
Many naval battles in the age of sail were fought around convoys, including:
The enormous number of vessels involved and the frequency of engagements meant that statistical techniques could be applied to evaluate tactics: this was a significant early use of operational research in war.
The course of the second Battle of the Atlantic was a long struggle as the Germans found tactics that would work against convoys and the British developed counter-tactics to thwart the Germans.
www.unipedia.info /Convoy.html   (1066 words)

  
 The Battle of Havana; 1 October, 1748
Tunstall, brian (1990): NAVAL WARFARE IN THE AGE OF SAIL; THE EVOLUTION OF FIGHTING TACTICS 1650-1815
1969, 1987 J.J. Colledge, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD Harbron, John D. c.1988John D. Harbron, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD Sapherson (19)
1998 Anthony Bruce, Checkmark Books, New York, NY Colledge, J.J. c.
www.europa.com /~bessel/Naval/Havana.html   (2034 words)

  
 A Short Reader's Guide to the Age of Fighting Sail: Naval History from 1775 to 1815
Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail : War at Sea 1756 - 1815.
Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution - vessels, crews, weapons, gear, naval tactics, and actions of the War for Independence.
History of Warfare: War at Sea in the Age of Sail.
home.earthlink.net /~swier/FSbooks.html   (2034 words)

  
 Wargaming
Naval battle scanarios from the age of sail, including overview of naval tactics, events leading up to each engagement, historical outcome of each scenario, what-if study possibilities, and a mini-campaign for 1758-1760 on the Coromandel Coast.
Orders of battle are compiled from historical references cited and should be applicable to the various rule books with little or no change.
They have been extensively play-tested using at least 3 different rule sets.
belgate.tripod.com /id8.html   (2034 words)

  
 Russian Gunnery Proficiency -- NAVAL WARFARE IN THE AGE OF SAIL 1650-1815
The Russians were good enough at >handling their ships that their admirals could employ >more imaginative tactics than the British did during >the reign of the Fighting Instructions, once >attacking the Turks directly from a three-column order >of sailing.
The Russians were good enough at handling their ships that their admirals could employ more imaginative tactics than the British did during the reign of the Fighting Instructions, once attacking the Turks directly from a three-column order of sailing.
The British tended to sneer at everyone: Collingwood called Senyavin's neat victory over the Turks at Lemnos in 1807 "a sort of a battle." The Russians weren't up to British standards but neither was anyone else in Europe, and the Russians were never supposed to fight the Royal Britannic Navy.
www.voy.com /39735/1354.html   (2034 words)

  
 Nautical History
All FP 1983 1500s-1980s Traces the battleship's painful evolution from the multi-decked 'wooden walls' of the age of sail to the oil-fired super Dreadnoughts of the twentieth century.
Naval tactics and combat experiences, from the battle of Trafalgar to the Battle of the Atlantic.
French destroyers and dreadnaughts, Canadian frigate, Civil War battleship, Japanese aircraft carriers.
www.bazillionbooks.com /nauticalhistory.html   (6544 words)

  
 The Wargamer - PC Game Preview: E3 2005: PT Boats
In previous strategy and roll-playing maritime games, Akella has done a solid job of capturing age-of-sail tactics, when opponents danced gracefully around one another, all the while exchanging beam- and bone-shattering broadsides of shot and chain.
Russian developer Akella has specialized in creating picture-book marine environments -- aqua blue waters, austere desert islands, mossy old fortresses right out of Treasure Island -- and then shattering the serenity with old-fashioned naval combat.
At that point the player can choose to fish them out of the sea and collect points for taking prisoners, or, in keeping with the often brutal nature of WWII combat, they can leave them as flotsam or turn them into jetsam with a machine gun.
www.wargamer.com /e3_2005/previews/pt_boats   (657 words)

  
 A Short Reader's Guide to the Age of Fighting Sail: Naval History from 1775 to 1815
Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution - vessels, crews, weapons, gear, naval tactics, and actions of the War for Independence.
Many original paintings and plans; lots of detailed information (guns, spar dimensions, ships' boats, frigate profiles, ships' colors on both sides at the Battle of the Nile, etc.) The bulk of this material is before 1750.
The author is a top ship designer and naval historian, and Gilkerson is a superb marine artist atmospheric yet technically correct too.
home.earthlink.net /~swier/FSbooks.html   (657 words)

  
 Royal Naval Crew Message Boards
It also provides a fascinating and detailed insight into the nature and conditions of naval war in the Age of Sail, from the strain felt by fleet commanders, isolated from higher authority and starved of information of the enemy, to the daily lives of the sailors and the tactics used in battle.
That Malta survived was due to the courage and fortitude of her people, and to the dauntless determination of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy.
This was also Nelsons first independent fleet command, and the author shows the development of his command style and the forging of the esprit de corps which was later to triumph at Trafalgar.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /royal.htm   (657 words)

  
 A Short Reader's Guide to the Age of Fighting Sail: Naval History from 1775 to 1815
Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution - vessels, crews, weapons, gear, naval tactics, and actions of the War for Independence.
The Search for Speed Under Sail 1700 - 1855.
Rigging Period Ship Models A Guide to the Intricacies of Square-Rig.
home.earthlink.net /~swier/FSbooks.html   (657 words)

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