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These are long enough to be informative but also crucially brief enough to avoid boredom. The watertight bulkheads of the Nemesis, for example, proved their worth on its first trial run where it struck submerged rocks near the entrance to St.
Ives Bay and would have surely sunk. Instead of an illustrious career, it would have been one of a startling British ships lost at sea that year.
Readers learn of the staffing of such ships and how the Nemesis was served well in its captains. Numerous illustrations of ships, maps and people abound.
The initial voyage of Nemesis from Portsmouth to Macau is illustrated step-by-step and port-by-port; it was a long and slow journey of days, of which days were spent at sea. One sees here the close and sometimes blurred relationship between the British Royal Navy and the East India Company navy for which the Nemesis was originally commissioned.
By the time one is finished with this book, one has a grasp of how ships became an essential part of the making and defining Victorian England. The last existing report about the Nemesis is on July 31, when she is listed as stationed in Calcutta.
Review: Nemesis by Max Hastings | Books | The Guardian
Keating, PhD, is author of 8 books and innumerable articles has lived and worked in Asia for 29 years. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.