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Remarkable and Tragic Stories in the Survey Returns of Officers’ Services, 1817

Posted by Evan Wilson, on May 14th, 2017

There is a tendency among historians of the Georgian navy to ascribe great powers to the navy’s administrators. Keeping hundreds of ships manned, victualed, and sea-worthy in a century of frequent warfare was certainly an impressive and essential accomplishment. As Roger Knight has shown, the administration’s finest hours came during the height of the Napoleonic... Become A Member

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