Published by North East England Press in 2005, 114 pages. Paperback - c.14.5cm by 21cm (A4U2WSO)
From the rear side cover: Few of the memorable naval episodes in British history before the twentieth century were recorded from the perspective of the common seaman despite their vital contribution to the victories of British fleets abroad. At the end of the eighteenth century the maritime communities of North East England, from Berwick to Whitby, contained one of the most important concentrations of skilled mariners anywhere in the United Kingdom. These seamen were prime targets for press gang and few of them escaped the obligation to use their seafaring skills manning the warships of the Royal Navy. They served with distinction in every major naval engagement of the Napoleonic era. The battle of Trafalgar in 1805 represented the culmination of their achievement. Seamen from North East England, over 500 in total, served in the crews of every ship that fought with Nelson that day. There were over fifty on Colossus, thirty or more on Victory, Prince and Revenge. This book is an attempt to tell their story. It offers an insight into the lives and experience of seamen from Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire who fought and died in the ships of Nelson's navy.
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs, and some light wear along the bottom edge, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.