A rare early publication (taken from the James Clavell Library) , setting out firing exercises in the Georgian Navy. The concise book gives words of command, and detailed instructions for carrying out the discharge of ‘firelocks’, bayonet exercises and the use of ramrods. The book also instructs its readers on the firing of ship’s cannons. An authentic rarity that gives a salty flavour of 18th century naval warfare.
EXERCISE OF THE SMALL ARMS AND GREAT GUNS FOR THE SEAMEN ON BOARD HIS MAJESTY’S SHIPS (1778)
Official manual setting out instructions for firing of small arms and cannon in the Navy of the 1770s.