The Tip of the Spear: Captain Henry Hotham and the blockade of Brest and L’Orient

By Martin Robson, published November 2016


The diaries of Captain the Honourable Henry Hotham from 1810 and 1811 reveal the conditions at sea during the blockade he kept of Brest and L’Orient, which required exceptional fortitude and seamanship.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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