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Churchill and the Navy

Richard Ollard

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Both Winston Churchill and the British navy are historical phenomena that reach back beyond the hideosities of Adolf Hitler and, mercifully, have outlived him. Perhaps no institution in Britain, ... More


The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Peter V. Nash

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Though completely unsung and commonly left out of battle histories, nothing is more important than the details of logistics and support operations during a military campaign. Without fuel, food, ... More


Naval Stores

in Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232674
eISBN:
9781846317361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317361.010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the maintenance of naval stores in the West Indies. The Navy Board was tasked with ensuring the adequate supplies of naval stores, which basically encompassed everything to ... More


Samuel Walters Lieutenant, R.N.: Memoirs of a Naval Officer in Nelson's Navy

C. Northcote Parkinson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853231493
eISBN:
9781846313981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313981
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers a personal perspective on the British navy at the height of its power, as it chronicles the tale of a young naval officer who fought around the world in the service of Admiral Lord ... More


Arts and Sciences

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0030
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes the state of the arts and sciences in England, noting the country's printing, newspapers, facility of travelling, price of provisions, hot-houses, excellence of the British Navy, ... More


Conclusion

in Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232674
eISBN:
9781846317361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317361.012
Subject:
History, Military History

This concluding chapter summarizes the main themes covered in the preceding discussions. The main function of all naval administration is to provide the support services that enable warships to carry ... More


Victualling

in Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232674
eISBN:
9781846317361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317361.007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the provisioning of ships in the West Indies – a task performed by the Victualling Board, which was charged with ensuring that supplies were available wherever they were ... More


Prologue: Freedom Burning

Richard Huzzey

in Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451089
eISBN:
9780801465819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451089.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details an incident that occurred in West Africa, on the banks of the Gallinas River. On 4 February 1845 sailors advanced from their ships in small boats to reach an African settlement ... More


The Sick

in Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232674
eISBN:
9781846317361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317361.004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the care of sick sailors during the war of 1739–48. Jamaica, as Britain's most important base, had more men serving there, which was reflected in the greater numbers who fell ... More


Policing the Seas: Anglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865

Mark C. Hunter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893465
eISBN:
9781786944580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893465.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal explores the British and American attempts to suppress both piracy and slavery in the equatorial Atlantic in the period 1816 to 1865. It aims to demonstrate the pivotal role of naval ... More


Worlds Collide

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the British slave trade. The slave trade directly or indirectly led to the initial interaction between Africans and the British Navy. The trade was a ready source of future ... More


Manning – The Attempted Solutions

in Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232674
eISBN:
9781846317361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317361.006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines how the commanders in the Caribbean dealt with the manning problem. In time of war, the navy could not pick and choose men. While the impressment service took any man it could ... More


Manning – The Scale of the Problem

in Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232674
eISBN:
9781846317361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317361.005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the shortage of manpower for ships in the West Indies. Sickness was the single biggest cause of ships being short of men. Much of the effort expended trying to cure the sick ... More


Monopoly versus the Market: Urgency and Flexibility

Rafael Torres Sánchez

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784111
eISBN:
9780191826702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784111.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

The previous chapter addressed the state’s reaction capacity as specific supply problems occurred, such as a battle calling for mass movements of men and supplies. This chapter examines the ... More


Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Faye Margaret Kert

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128817
eISBN:
9781786944832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This journal examines privateering and naval prizes in Atlantic Canada in the maritime War of 1812 - considered the final major international manifestation of the practice. It seeks to contextualise ... More


Introduction

in Samuel Walters Lieutenant, R.N.: Memoirs of a Naval Officer in Nelson's Navy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853231493
eISBN:
9781846313981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853231493.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of the memoirs of Samuel Walters, an officer of the British Royal Navy, and provides background information on Walters, who is believed to have ... More


Introduction

Vanessa Smith, Nicholas Thomas, and Maia Nuku (eds)

in Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836764
eISBN:
9780824871130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter describes the account of James Morrison in the story of the Bounty. Morrison had entered the British Navy in 1779, aged eighteen, and signed on as boatswain's mate of the ... More


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