Nemesis: The First Iron Warship And Her World by Adrian G. MarshallNemesis: The First Iron Warship And Her World by Adrian G. Marshall

Nemesis: The First Iron Warship And Her World

byAdrian G. Marshall

Paperback | October 15, 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.
Adrian G. Marshall is the author of The Singapore Letters of Benjamin Cook 1854–1855.  
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Title:Nemesis: The First Iron Warship And Her WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:375 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:NUS Press Pte LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9971698226

ISBN - 13:9789971698225

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“Nemesis: The First Iron Warship and her World is a highly readable book full of fascinating information and anecdotes. Marshall writes well and with humor and admirable fairness.”