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The Navy in the War of 1739–48

Volume 1


  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107690059


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  • Sir Herbert Richmond (1871–1946) was a prominent naval officer and historian who wrote extensively on maritime history. Originally published in 1920, this book forms part one of Richmond's three-volume series on the role of the Navy during the War of Jenkins' Ear, a prolonged conflict between Britain and Spain that lasted from 1739 to 1748. The text offers a detailed analysis of the initial stages of the conflict and the reasons for the outbreak of war. Appendices and a variety of illustrative material are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in naval history and eighteenth-century history in general.

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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107690059
    • length: 330 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminaries of the Spanish War
    2. The consideration of the war plans
    3. The opening operations in the West Indies
    4. The beginning of the war in the Mediterranean
    5. Events in home waters, 1740
    6. The expedition to Cartagena, Santiago and Panama
    7. The beginning of the War of the Austrian Succession
    8. Operations in the Mediterranean, 1741
    9. Events in Europe and home waters, 1742–3
    10. Reinforcement of the Mediterranean command with the development of the war in Italy, 1742
    11. The Mediterranean command (continued)
    12. The West Indies. End of colonial offensive. October 1742 to February 1744
    Appendix 1. A list of ships in sea pay in September 1739 with their stations
    Appendix 2. Contemporary criticism (1740) of the conduct of the war
    Appendix 3. The marines and the Manning question
    Appendix 4. Considerations on war with France and Spain

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