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The Trafalgar Roll (Hardback)

The Ships and the Officers

Chatham: Naval Chatham Books Nelson & Trafalgar

By Robert Holden Mackenzie
Chatham Publishing
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781861762283
Published: 15th April 2004
Last Released: 14th September 2008



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• The only biographical roll of the battle of Trafalgar • Back in print in time for the bicentenary celebrations in 2005 • Contains details of the careers of 850 Royal Navy officers The Trafalgar Roll, originally published in 1913, was intended to record and honour the men who fought at Trafalgar in the same way that earlier publications had done for the soldiers at Blenheim and Waterloo. Over 1250 officers - from Nelson himself to midshipmen, surgeons, clerks, boatswains and carpenters - are listed, with the careers of the majority being chronicled in detail. In addition a brief service history of each ship, down to the little schooner Pickle, is included. A remarkable labour of research at the time it is now an invaluable reference work for anyone with a serious interest in Nelson's navy. A new introduction by the distinguished naval historian Colin White explains the significance of the work and places it in context for the modern historian and enthusiast. COLONEL MACKENZIE had a distinguished military career before turning to antiquarian pursuits in later life. He saw service in both the Sudan in 1889 and in South Africa in 1902 and had a taste of naval life aboard HMS Lively when she was wrecked and lost in 1883; he was at that time attached to the Royal Commission on the Highland Crofters. COLIN WHITE has been for many years the Deputy Director of the Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth. He is currently Director, Trafalgar 200, at the National Maritime Museum.

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