David Cordingly – Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon – The Biography of a Ship of the Line 1782-1836[Shelves:5.6]

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Autor/Author: David Cordingly
Tytuł/Title: Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon – The Biography of a Ship of the Line 1782-1836
ISBN: 9780747565444
Data wydania/Publish date: 2004-08-31
Wydawnictwo/Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
Liczba stron/Number of pages: 355


This is the story of the Bellerophon, a ship of the line known to her crew as the Billy Ruffian. Under fourteen captains, she played a conspicuous part in three of the most famous of all sea battles: the battle of the Glorious First of June (1794), the opening action against Revolutionary France; the battle of the Nile (1798), which halted Napoleon’s eastern expansion from Cairo; and the battle of Trafalgar (1805), which established British naval supremacy for 100 years and during which her captain was shot dead with a musket ball an hour before Nelson was mortally wounded. But her crowning glory came six weeks after the Battle of Waterloo, when the Napoleon, trapped in La Rochelle, surrendered to the captain of the ship that had dogged his steps for more than twenty years.

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