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The British Navy

The British Navy
Its Strength, Resources, and Administration

Volume 4


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024686

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About the Authors
  • Sir Thomas Brassey (1836–1918), later Earl Brassey, was a politician with a particular interest in maritime affairs. He was a keen sailor, and his wife's accounts of their many voyages (also reissued in this series) were bestsellers. He subsequently became a Lord of the Admiralty and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and Brassey's Naval Annual was for many years the authoritative survey of worldwide navies. This five-volume survey of the state of the British Navy was published between 1882 and 1883. Brassey was much involved with questions of the modernisation and reform of the Navy, at a time when international relations were marked by a maritime arms race. The books provide much technical detail about the different types of ship and weapons available to the Navy. Volume 4 discusses the administration of the Navy and Admiralty, and of reserve forces.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024686
    • length: 636 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 36 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to fourth volume
    Part IV. Dockyards and Naval Organisation:
    1. Controllership of the Navy
    2. Dockyard administration
    3. Professional officers of the Navy
    4. Admiralty organisation
    5. Recent naval administration
    6. Our naval strength and policy
    7. Maintenance and repairs of the Navy
    8. State of the Navy as debated during the General Election, 1880
    9. General policy of the Admiralty, and remarks on the Navy estimates, 1881 to 1883
    10. Extra-Parliamentary speeches, 1881
    Part V. Naval Reserves:
    1. Introductory remarks
    2. Necessary strength of our Naval Reserves
    3. Efficiency of the Royal Naval Reserve
    4. Regulations for drill
    5. Recruitment of the Reserve from the fishermen and seamen of the coasting trade
    6. Regulations for the enrolment of boys in the third-class Royal Naval Reserve
    7. The Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers
    8. Steam Naval Reserve
    9. Officers of the Coast Defence Forces
    10. Colonial Naval Volunteer Force
    11. Royal Naval Reserve
    12. Strength of the Naval Reserve in 1882
    Part VI. Naval Training and Education:
    1. Training of engineer officers
    2. Memorandum on the training of seamen
    3. English and foreign opinions on the instruction of the Navy in steam tactics
    4. Motions in favour of abolishing a separate branch of officers for navigating duties
    5. Dockyard and Naval officers
    6. Education of officers for the mercantile marine
    7. Experiences in the 'Sunbeam'
    Part VII. Retirements and Pensions: Naval officers of the Consular Service

  • Author

    Thomas Brassey

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