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The British Navy

The British Navy
Its Strength, Resources, and Administration

Volume 5


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024693

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  • 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 5 (originally published in 1877 as British Seamen) discusses the merchant navy and the training of seamen.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024693
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 19 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to fifth volume
    Part VIII. Mercantile Marine:
    1. Has the British seaman deteriorated?
    2. The present condition of our seamen
    3. The annual waste of seamen in the merchant service
    4. Apprentices
    5. Existing training-ships
    6. Recruiting for training-ships
    7. Age of admission of boys into training-ships
    8. The training system: who is to pay for it?
    9. Plans for training seamen
    10. Government training-ships
    11. Apprenticeship for the Naval Reserve
    12. Desertion
    13. Wages of seamen
    14. The advance note
    15. Pensions for seamen
    16. Speech on a pension fund for seamen
    17. Pensions to merchant seamen
    18. Health of seamen afloat
    19. Undermanning
    20. Certificates to able seamen
    21. Officers of the merchant service
    22. Power of British shipowners to compete with foreigners
    23. Supply of seamen in foreign countries
    24. How best to improve and keep up the seamen of the country
    25. Recent legislation affecting British seamen
    26. Marine insurance (speech in House of Commons)

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    Thomas Brassey

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