Article ID: CBB001422547

Agincourt Sound Revisited (2015)


At the resumption of hostilities in 1803 after the Peace of Amiens, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson, now commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean, renewed his interest in Sardinia as a logistical base for the blockade of Toulon. The story of the selection of an anchorage, known in the British fleet as Agincourt Sound, situated in the Maddalena Islands at the northern end of Sardinia, is explored. The related background and events are examined, and shown to be more complex than described by William James and other historians. They are also analysed for evidence of the evolution of front-line hydrographic data gathering and the supply of navigational intelligence to the Fleet during the wars of 1793--1815.


Description On “evidence of the evolution of front-line hydrographic data gathering and the supply of navigational intelligence to the Fleet during the wars of 1793--1815.” (from the abstract)

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Authors & Contributors
Bastable, Marshall J.
Reidy, Michael Sean
Homes, Caitlin
Davey, J.
McLean, David
Vale, Brian
Journal for Maritime Research: Britian, the Sea and Global History
Mariner's Mirror
British Journal for the History of Science
Slavonic and East European Review
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
History of Science
Ashgate Publishing
University of Chicago Press
I. B. Tauris
Boydell Press
Yale University Press
Ashgate e-Book
Science and war; science and the military
Military technology
Ships and shipbuilding
Sea travel
Technology and war; technology and the military
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Bentham, Samuel
Armstrong, William George
Wharton, William
Christie, William Henry Mahoney
Trotter, Thomas
Cook, James
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
20th century
20th century, late
Great Britain
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Great Britain. Royal Navy
Royal Observatory Greenwich
British Admiralty

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