Parameters of British Naval Power, 1650-1850

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Michael Duffy
University of Exeter Press, 1992 - History - 144 pages
A searching collection of investigations into British naval power in the closing centuries of the sailing ship era. The discussions focus on the later seventeenth century strategy of a 'big ship' battlefleet; the setting up of a Western Squadron post-1689; naval recruiting; naval power and foreign policy; and the administration of the early Victorian navy and the coming of steam.
 

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Contents

The Birth of the Imperial Navy?
14
The Establishment of the Western Squadron as
60
A little navy of your own making Admiral Boscawen
82
Sir George Cockburn and the Management of the Royal
121
Notes on Contributors
144
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Michael Duffy is Head of History and Director of the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies at the University of Exeter and General Editor of Exeter Maritime Studies. He is the author of The Younger Pitt (Longman, 2000), and editor of Parameters of British Naval Power 1650-1850 (UEP, 1992) andThe New Maritime History of Devon (Conway Maritime, 1992).

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