Peace of Amiens
This is the brief period of calm resulting from a treaty that lasted from March 1802 through May 1803.
This is an English sloop-of-war with 20 nine-pounder long cannon and four carronades. The ship sails well, fights well, and is responsive.
Maria's Gift of Gloves
After getting married, Maria gives this to Hornblower before he embarks on his many-months' voyage.
Futtock-Shrouds and the Lubber's Hole
These are important parts of the ship that enable the sailors to navigate themselves in the rigging.
These are the chief cause of injury and death among the ship's crew during combat at sea.
The Weather Gauge
This describes the favorable positioning of a sailing vessel relative to another with respect to the wind.
This was a short smoothbore cannon used by the British Navy that were designed as short-range weapons.
Coaster and Chasee-marée
These are small French...
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