Title: Trafalgar Roll – The Ships & The officers
Author: Mackenzie, Robert Holden
Condition: Very Good +
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1989
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 336 pages
Comments: The only biographical roll of the battle of Trafalgar Back in print in time for the bicentenary celebrations in 2005 Contains details of the careers of 850 Royal Navy officers The Trafalgar Roll, originally published in 1913, was intended to record and honour the men who fought at Trafalgar in the same way that earlier publications had done for the soldiers at Blenheim and Waterloo.
Over 1250 officers – from Nelson himself to midshipmen, surgeons, clerks, boatswains and carpenters – are listed, with the careers of the majority being chronicled in detail. In addition a brief service history of each ship, down to the little schooner Pickle, is included. A remarkable labour of research at the time it is now an invaluable reference work for anyone with a serious interest in Nelson’s navy. A new introduction by the distinguished naval historian Colin White explains the significance of the work and places it in context for the modern historian and enthusiast.