The Floating Prison: The Extraordinary Account of Nine Years Captivity on the British Prison Hulks During the Napoleonic Wars

By: Garneray, Louis & Rose, Richard.

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Hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp xxv, 246, colour plates and b&w illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. In 1806, after 10 years at sea, Lieutentant Garneray was anxious to return to France when his ship was captured by the Royal Navy. He was confined, with hundreds of others, in the cramped quarters of one of the prison hulks off Portsmouth, where he remained for 9 years. Later, in the book Mes Pontons, he would recount his experience in what is considered to be the longest and most detailed account of life on a prison hulk.

Title: The Floating Prison: The Extraordinary Account of Nine Years Captivity on the British Prison Hulks During the Napoleonic Wars

Author Name: Garneray, Louis & Rose, Richard.

Categories: Maritime, History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Conway Maritime Pr: 2003

ISBN Number: 0851779425

ISBN Number 13: 9780851779423

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 004680

Keywords: Maritime, Prison, History, Prison Hulk,