Types of Naval Officers

Types of Naval Officers
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Types of Naval Officers by Alfred Thayer Mahan

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ts that great officer at the age most characteristic of his particular professional distinction, as by me understood.

A T. MAHAN. OCTOBER, 1901.

CONTENTS

Page I Introductory.--Conditions of Naval Warfare at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century 3

II Progress of Naval Warfare during the Eighteenth Century Hawke: The Spirit 77

III Progress of Naval Warfare during the Eighteenth Century (Continued) Rodney: The Form 148

IV Howe: The General Officer, as Tactician 254

V Jervis: The General Officer, as Disciplinarian and Strategist 320

VI Saumarez: The Fleet Officer and Division Commander 382

VII Pellew: The Frigate Captain and Partisan Officer 428

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Index 479

ILLUSTRATIONS

Edward, Lord Hawke Frontispiece From an engraving by W. Holl, after the painting by Francis Cotes in the Naval Gallery at Greenwich Hospital.

PAGE Plan of Byng's Action off Minorca, May 20, 1756 48

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