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The Resource Nelson's Arctic voyage : the Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773, Peter Goodwin ; foreword by Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey

Nelson's Arctic voyage : the Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773, Peter Goodwin ; foreword by Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey

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Nelson's Arctic voyage : the Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773
Title
Nelson's Arctic voyage
Title remainder
the Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773
Statement of responsibility
Peter Goodwin ; foreword by Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey
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Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1773 Midshipman Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending his naval career before it had begun. The expedition was to find a navigable northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific. Supported by the Royal Society and King George III command of the expedition was given to the Hon. Constantine Phipps. This book looks at the detailed preparations made for the expedition and the technical developments that it embraced, including the chronometer, various scientific instruments and a device for distilling fresh water from sea water. It dicusses the fitting out of the ships and the naval skills needed for the extreme conditions they encountered. It also considers Nelson the great naval commander at this early stage of his life and how this experience might have influenced his later career and attitudes. Drawing from the ship's journals, muster books, Commander Phipps's official record of the voyage and other private accounts, this book vividly creates a picture of the expedition, life on board and the multiracial crewmen who served in the ships
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Goodwin, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Massey, Alan
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  • Nelson, Horatio Nelson
  • Mulgrave, Constantine John Phipps
  • Great Britain
  • Carcass
  • Ocean travel
  • Polar regions
Target audience
adult
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Nelson's Arctic voyage : the Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773, Peter Goodwin ; foreword by Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • 5.
  • Commissioning and fitting out the ships
  • 6.
  • Equipping the ships for the Arctic expedition
  • 7.
  • Provisioning, supplies and ship's facilities for an Arctic voyage
  • 8.
  • Manning the Racehorse and the Carcass for the expedition
  • 9.
  • The voyage north and the Spitsbergen archipelago
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Probing north amid the ice floes to Vogel Sang
  • 11.
  • Probing north-easterly amid drift ice to the Seven Islands
  • 12.
  • Icebound and abandoning ship
  • 13.
  • Respite at Smeerenburg
  • 14.
  • Division and the storm-tossed voyage home
  • Introduction
  • 15.
  • Paying off the ships
  • 16.
  • HM Ships Racehorse and Carcass following the 1773 voyage
  • 17.
  • The officers and men after the voyage
  • 18.
  • Later Arctic expeditions
  • 19.
  • Conclusions
  • 2.
  • The early Arctic explorers
  • 3.
  • Circumnavigation, longitude and the Royal Society mission for exploration
  • 4.
  • The service history of HM ships Racehorse and Carcass prior to 1773
Control code
p2251340854
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472954176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
Nelson's Arctic voyage : the Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773, Peter Goodwin ; foreword by Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • 5.
  • Commissioning and fitting out the ships
  • 6.
  • Equipping the ships for the Arctic expedition
  • 7.
  • Provisioning, supplies and ship's facilities for an Arctic voyage
  • 8.
  • Manning the Racehorse and the Carcass for the expedition
  • 9.
  • The voyage north and the Spitsbergen archipelago
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Probing north amid the ice floes to Vogel Sang
  • 11.
  • Probing north-easterly amid drift ice to the Seven Islands
  • 12.
  • Icebound and abandoning ship
  • 13.
  • Respite at Smeerenburg
  • 14.
  • Division and the storm-tossed voyage home
  • Introduction
  • 15.
  • Paying off the ships
  • 16.
  • HM Ships Racehorse and Carcass following the 1773 voyage
  • 17.
  • The officers and men after the voyage
  • 18.
  • Later Arctic expeditions
  • 19.
  • Conclusions
  • 2.
  • The early Arctic explorers
  • 3.
  • Circumnavigation, longitude and the Royal Society mission for exploration
  • 4.
  • The service history of HM ships Racehorse and Carcass prior to 1773
Control code
p2251340854
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472954176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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