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The Naval Miscellany, Volume VI: The Armada Correspondence in Cotton MSS Otho E VII and E IX

Vol 146 (2004 ), Simon Adams

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 »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: Lord Admiral Lisle and the Invasion of Scotland, 1544

Vol 153 (2008), C. S. Knighton , David Loades

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 IV: Documents Illustrating the History of the Spanish Armada

Vol 92 (1952), George Naish

Published in this volume are various Spanish documents concerning the Armada; a journal of one of Blake’s officers in the mid seventeenth century; Boscawen’s letters to his wife; the account of a Swedish officer who served in the French Navy during the Seven Years War; selections from the Hood papers regarding Prince William’s service in… Read more »

The Autobiography of Phineas Pett

Vol 51 (1917), W.G. Perrin

Pett was the most famous of a famous family of shipbuilders, the constructor of the Sovereign of the Seas and the Prince Royal, and a leading figure in the early Stuart Navy. His autobiography covering his life from his birth in 1570 up to 1638 is here printed from the manuscript in his own hand,… Read more »

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume IV

Vol 45 (1913), M. Oppenheim

Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. Very miscellaneous notes and memoranda, on the duties of various, officers, organization of ships, exploration and discovery, and many other subjects. View PDF

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume II

Vol 23 (1902), M Oppenheim

Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. This volume continues Monson’s history from the Islands Voyage of 1597 to the end of the war in 1603, and adds various short pieces on naval strategy and… Read more »

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume I

Vol 22 (1902), M. Oppenheim

Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. In this volume are Monson’s accounts of the naval operations from Drake’s voyage of 1585 to the Cadiz Expedition of 1596. Oppenheim’s introductions amount to a detailed nava1… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume II: The Taking of the Madre de Dios, 1592.

Vol 40 (1910), C. Lethbridge Kingsford

This volume contains documents that date from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The three for the sixteenth century include English piracy against the Spaniards, a Scottish document about a ship getting under way and the taking of the Madre de Dios in 1592. Two documents from the seventeenth century are a description by Rear… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume II: The Sea Scene from The Complaynt of Scotland, 1549.

Vol 40 (1910), Alan Moore

This volume contains documents that date from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The three for the sixteenth century include English piracy against the Spaniards, a Scottish document about a ship getting under way and the taking of the Madre de Dios in 1592. Two documents from the seventeenth century are a description by Rear… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume II: Voyage of the Barbara to Brazil, Anno 1540

Vol 40 (1910), R.G. Marsden

This contains documents that date from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The three for the sixteenth century include English piracy against the Spaniards, a Scottish document about a ship getting under way and the taking of the Madre de Dios in 1592. Two documents from the seventeenth century are a description by Rear Admiral… Read more »