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Any maritime tale about the Napoleonic wars is likely to feature a frigate or a seventy four gun ship. In this episode we learn a host of fascinating facts about these two types of ships with some fascinating facts thrown in for good measure. Find out where the word 'nipper' comes from or why something might be referred to as 'copper bottomed'. There's stuff here for experts to argue about and newcomers to this subject will find themselves armed with a enough knowledge about these essential ships to really bring many seafaring yarns to life. Particular credit must got to the excellent book 'Life in Nelson's Navy' by Dudley Pope (Chatham Publishing)
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