The frigate, in its classical wooden sailing-ship form, was a fast scouting cruiser - "the eyes of the fleet", in Nelson's words. But the frigate was something much more that a mere scout - it was a true fighting ship, lightly built but heavily-gunned for its size, designed for every naval task short of taking part in the great set-pieces between battleships. The author examines the frigate's evolution, the men who sailed in them and the most famous single-ship actions.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091746388