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The Mediterranean Fleet, 1930-1939

Vol 163 (2016), Paul Halpern

The Mediterranean Fleet entered the 1930s looking back to the lessons of Jutland and the First World War but also seeking to incorporate new techlogies, tably air power. Unfortunately in the depression years of the early 1930s there was a lack of funds to remedy deficiencies. The problem became critical during the Abyssinian crisis of… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume V: De Robeck and the Dardanelles Campaign

Vol 125 (1984 ), Paul G. Halpern

This edition contains documents from the seventeenth century to the Second World War. There is additional material to complement NRS Volume 116 from the Commission of Enquiry in 1608, an account of the Earl of Warwick’s voyage to the Mediterranean in 1627 and documents relating to the management of the Royal Dockyards between 1672 and… Read more »

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The Naval Miscellany, Volume V: Selections from the Memoirs and Correspondence of Captain James Bernard Foley, C.B.E., R.A.N. (1874-1974)

Vol 125 (1984 ), J. V. P. Goldrick

This edition contains documents from the seventeenth century to the Second World War. There is additional material to complement NRS Volume 116 from the Commission of Enquiry in 1608, an account of the Earl of Warwick’s voyage to the Mediterranean in 1627 and documents relating to the management of the Royal Dockyards between 1672 and… Read more »

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The Naval Miscellany, Volume VI: Dudley Pound and the Grand Fleet, 1914-15

Vol 146 (2004), Paul G. Halpern

Edited documents in this Naval Miscellany include the 14th-century repair of Bayonne Galleys, Armada correspondence, the building of Plymouth dockyard, letters of Admiral Collingwood, Nelson’s Public Order Book during his 1801 blockade of Boulogne, Louis Parsons’ journal 1882-1901, Captain Clayton’s letters from the Australia Station 1885-8, Dudley Pound’s Grand Fleet diary 1914-15, and HMS Aurora’s… Read more »

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The Naval Miscellany, Volume VI: On Royal Duty: H.M.S. Aurora’s Report of Proceedings 1945

Edited documents in this Naval Miscellany include the 14th-century repair of Bayonne Galleys, Armada correspondence, the building of Plymouth dockyard, letters of Admiral Collingwood, Nelson’s Public Order Book during his 1801 blockade of Boulogne, Louis Parsons’ journal 1882-1901, Captain Clayton’s letters from the Australia Station 1885-8, Dudley Pound’s Grand Fleet diary 1914-15, and HMS <i>Aurora’s</i>… Tags:

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: The Autobiography of Chief Gunner Alexander Grant: H.M.S. Lion at the battle of Jutland

Vol 153 (2008), Eric Grove

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against Scotland under Edward I and Edward… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: Australian Naval Defence: Selections from the Papers and Correspondence of Captain W. H. C. S. Thring, 1913-34

Vol 153 (2008), David Stevens

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against Scotland under Edward I and Edward… Read more »

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The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: The Relief of Admiral North from Gibraltar in 1940

Vol 153 (2008), Robin Brodhurst , Michael Simpson

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against Scotland under Edward I and Edward… Read more »

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The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: The Development of an Independent Navy for Australia: Correspondence between the First Naval Member and the First Sea Lord, 1947-59

Vol 153 (2008), Alastair Cooper

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against Scotland under Edward I and Edward… Read more »

The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race, 1895-1914

The intense rivalry in battleship building that took place between Britain and Germany in the run up to the First World War is seen by many as the most totemic of all armaments races. Blamed by numerous commentators during the inter-war years as a major cause of the Great War, it has become emblematic of… Read more »

The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War, Volume I, 1939-1941

Vol 159 (2012), Dr B. Jones

This is the first of three volumes detailing the history of the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers and naval air squadrons, during the Second World War. It deals with the formative period between 1939 and 1941 when the Fleet Air Arm tried to recover from the impact of dual control and economic… Read more »

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean, 1919-1929

Vol 158 (2011), Professor P. Halpern

Following the end of the First World War the Mediterranean Fleet found itself heavily involved in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmora, the Black Sea and to a lesser extent, the Adriatic. Naval commanders were faced with complex problems in a situation of neither war nor peace. The collapse of the Ottoman, Russian and… Read more »