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The Naval Miscellany, Volume III: Naval Operations in the latter Part of the Year 1666

Vol 63 (1927), R.C. Anderson

This Miscellany contains several documents that were in private ownership and range from 1656 to 1815 and are mainly related to naval operations. There are documents relating to the raid on the Dutch coast in 1666 and letters from Blake to Montague on operational matters in 1756; a discussion on whether to prosecute the likely… Read Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume III: Two Letters from Blake to Montagu 1656-7

Vol 63 (1927), G.E. Manwaring

This Miscellany contains several documents that were in private ownership and range from 1656 to 1815 and are mainly related to naval operations. There are documents relating to the raid on the Dutch coast in 1666 and letters from Blake to Montague on operational matters in 1756; a discussion on whether to prosecute the likely… Read Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VI: Edmund Drummer’s Account of the General Progress and Advancement of His Majesty’s New Dock and Yard at Plymouth, December 1694

Vol 146 (2004), Michael Duffy

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 Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: The Journal of the Voyage of the Marigold to Iceland, 1654

Vol 153 (2008 ), Evan T. Jones

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 Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: Neutrality, Sovereignty and Jurisdiction: Two Cases in the Admiralty Court, 1798-1805

Vol 153 (2008), Richard Hill

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 Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume IV: The Journal of John Weale 1654-1656

Vol 92 (1952), Rev. J.R. Powell

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 Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume V: Benbow’s Last Fight

Vol 125 (1984), John B. Hattendorf

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 Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume V: The Earl of Warwick’s Voyage of 1627

Vol 125 (1984), Nelson P. Bard

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 Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume V: Further Papers from the Commission of Enquiry, 1608

Vol 125 (1984 ), A.P. McGowan

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 Abstract »

Samuel Pepys and the Second Dutch War

Vol 133 (1995), R. Latham

The two pieces of work which make up this volume were compiled by Pepys in the 1660s. The first is Pepys’s own record of how the Navy Board functioned. It records details of meetings with fellow officers such as Sir William Penn and Sir John Mennes, and how work could be hampered at times by… Read Abstract »

The Sergison Papers, 1688-1702

Vol 89 (1950), Cdr. R.D. Merriman

Charles Sergison (1654-1732) had a long and honourable career with the Navy Board in which organisation he rose to become Clerk of the Acts, the Principal Officer and Commissioner responsible for the Board’s secretariat. He occupied this position for nearly thirty years from early 1689/90 to his retirement in 1719. On leaving office he retained… Read Abstract »

The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin, 1660-1678, Volume II, 1660-1678

Vol 80 (1940), R.C. Anderson

Thomas Allin was a Lowestoft ship owner who subsequently spent both Civil Wars and the Commonwealth period as a successful Royalist privateer and commander, leading a charmed life through to the Restoration. After 1660, he commanded or flew his flag in twelve different ships and was extensively employed in peace and war, although his only… Read Abstract »