Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 214
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Book DescriptionChief Engineer James Hamilton Tomb (1839?1929) devoted almost 12 years of his early life to wartime naval service?first in the Confederate States? Navy during the American Civil War and then in the Marinha do Brasil during the War of the Triple Alliances. A steam engineer by profession and a torpedo expert by circumstance, Tomb was in the forefront of naval weapons technology of the period. Tomb quickly amassed not only the knowledge required of a steam engineer, but also the courage and capacity to assume important positions of command. Within days of his commissioning, he was on his way to his first assignment?first class engineer on the CSS Jackson at New Orleans, Louisiana, a point of great strategic importance. Here, amid a tightening blockade and a growing fear of Federal attack from the Gulf, Tomb?s memoirs begin Tomb?s first-person narration is interspersed with explanatory comments from the author; the author...