The First Iron Warship and Her World

Paperback - 2016
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The Nemesis was the first of a generation of iron-clad, steampowered naval vessels that established British dominance in Asian waters in the nineteenth century. The world's first iron warship, the first vessel with truly watertight compartments, and the first iron vessel to round the Cape of Good Hope, Nemesis represented a staggering naval superiority over the oar- and sail-powered naval forces of Britain's Asian rivals. Yet strangely her story has never been told to modern audiences, and her origins and actions have until now been shrouded in mystery. This lively narrative places her in the historical context of last years of the East India Company, and in the history of steam power and of iron ships. It tells of her exploits in the First Opium War, in pirate suppression and naval actions across Asia, from Burma to Bombay to the Yangtze River and beyond.
Publisher: Singapore : Ridge Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9789971698225
Branch Call Number: VA458.N4 M37 2016
Characteristics: xvii, 325 pages ; 23 cm


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