Far China Station

The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-1898
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Published:August 15, 2013
By Robert Erwin Johnson (Author)

Far China Station was the first work to put nineteenth century American naval and diplomatic affairs in the Far East into clear perspective. Johnson examines the origins of the East India Squadron, defines its import role in the implementation of foreign policy and describes the dangers routinely faced by the squadron’s ships and sailors. Great and gallant ships move through the pages from the famous Olympia and the majestic Columbus to the plodding Palos. Naval heroes and the not-so-great, angry mobs, Japanese rebels, leaky boilers, imperious officials and infirm admirals are set against a background of uncertain anchorages, storms at sea, and the ravages of disease in the last years of the Old Navy.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Naval History
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • Illustrations: 20 b/w photos; 1 line drawing; 6 maps
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 15, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1591144094
  • ISBN-13: 9781591144090
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
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Robert Erwin Johnson was a professor of history at the University of Alabama. He was also the author of Thence Around Cape Horn, Bering Sea Escort and Rear Admiral John Rodgers. He died in 2008.

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