Otway, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur.


Chapman & Hall, 1st.ed., 1896. Xv + 367 pp., guarded frontis + 7 other plates. Re-bound in black cloth ; gilt edges uncut. 23 x 16cm. Binding : FINE. Contents : V.G. The life and journals of Clarence Edward Paget (1811-1895) eldest son of Lord Anglesey (the marquis, of Waterloo fame, who lost his leg in the battle whilst riding next to Wellington). Clarence entered the Royal Navy as a ships' boy and first went to sea in 1823 aboard the frigate NAIAD. In this book he describes his early naval life and experience at home and overseas. Two chapters are devoted to the Crimean War in the Baltic and Black sea during the 1850s where he saw a great deal of action. He also gives an interesting account of the ironclad controversy and recalls his later naval career. A great admirer of Nelson, it was Admiral Lord Paget who erected on the shores of the Menai Straits a large full-figure monument of Nelson which can still be seen today. It was completed in 1873 and received the thanks of the Admiralty who adopted it as a navigational mark in the Admiralty Sailing Instructions. Much of Admiral Paget's later service was spent in the Mediterranean and Middle East ' Malta, Turkey, Naples, Egypt, Greece and the Holy Land.

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