The Normandie Shows the Way; Report of a Voyage from Cherbourg to Vera Cruz, 4 September 1862

By S Russel, CS Williams and FJ Merli , published May 1968


A report and analysis of the first crossing of the Atlantic by an ironclad warship, given by the commanding officer. Clear evidence is given of the difficult transition from timber and sail to iron and steam powered ships of war and the limited understanding of naval architecture, ship construction and management at that time.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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