<Title>White-Jacket, or, The World in a Man-of-War</Title>
<Edition>Redburn, His First Voyage; White-Jacket, or, The World in a Man-of-War; Moby-Dick, or, The Whale. G. Thomas Tanselle, ed. Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the U.S., Inc., 1983</Edition>
<p>Conceive him <i>now in a man-of-war; with his letters
of mart, well armed, victualed, and appointed, and see how
he acquits himself.</i>
<p> Fuller's "Good Sea-Captain."
<p>In the year 1843 I shipped as "ordinary seaman" on board of a United States frigate, then lying in a
harbor of the Pacific Ocean. After remaining in this
more than a year, I was discharged from the service upon the vessel's arrival home. My man-of-war
experiences and observations are incorporated in the present
<p> . . .