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Addressing Current Reality, General, Leadership, People, The Naval Review
9 minutes, 55 seconds

Headmark: Time to Think

18 Mar 23
Ed. The author reflects on the eternal question of the NR’s membership demographics, and its future as a platform for cultivating thought and discourse in the Royal Navy. Perhaps ironically, despite the immense technological transformations that have ensued, the fundamentals today seem to reflect the situation at the NR’s foundation, over a century ago. A 10 minute read.
General, Leadership, Naval History, Operational Art, People
0 minutes, 18 seconds

Obituary: Rear Admiral James Goldrick AO CSC RAN Retired

17 Mar 23

After a relatively short battle with cancer, James Goldrick ‘crossed the bar’ yesterday, the first of several obituaries can be […]

Second World War, Book Reviews, General, Leadership, Naval History
0 minutes, 9 seconds

Latest Book Reviews, 17 March

17 Mar 23

The latest book reviews have been published, one detailing British warship losses from 1920 to 1982, the other, a reprint […]

Age of Sail, American Revolution, Black History, Caribbean, Diversity & Inclusion, Dockyards & Ports, Learning From The Past, Maritime Trade, Merchant Navy, Napoleonic Wars, Naval History, People, Seven Years' War, Slave Trade, Trade Interdiction and Protection, War of Austrian Succession
25 minutes, 53 seconds

The Man in the Margins – The Black Sailor’s Voyage to Nelson’s Column (I)

15 Mar 23
Ed. The first of a two-part series, as a diversity and inclusion resource for Black History Month, the author examines the role of black labour in the Atlantic maritime system, from which the Royal Navy’s black sailors were drawn during the 18th century. This instalment focuses on the tragedy of black slavery as a component of the Atlantic system, and the remarkable achievements of those slaves who nevertheless became Royal Navy sailors. A 30 minute read.
Book Reviews, General, Naval History, Second World War
0 minutes, 8 seconds

Book Reviews, 14 March

14 Mar 23

The latest book reviews have been published, one on the discovery Shackleton’s Endurance, the other on cargo liners in the Second […]

Civil-Military Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Letters, People
3 minutes, 4 seconds

Letter to the Editor: Civil-Military Relationship

12 Mar 23
Ed. The author’s response to Lt. Zoe Jones’ article (The Armed Forces), published in the NR 111/1:
Book Reviews, First World War, General, Naval History, Second World War
0 minutes, 9 seconds

Book Reviews, 10 March

10 Mar 23

The latest book reviews been published, one on 20th century naval art, the other on the Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary […]

0 minutes, 56 seconds

Celebrating International Women’s Day

08 Mar 23

The Naval Review –  which would struggle to exist if it wasn’t for the great efforts of the women who […]

Age of Sail, Dockyards & Ports, Engineering, History of Science, Industrial Revolution, Learning From The Past, Napoleonic Wars, Naval Architecture, Naval Engineering, Naval History, People, Technology
26 minutes, 51 seconds

Sir Samuel Bentham 1757-1831: Civil Architect and the First Engineer of the Royal Navy

08 Mar 23
Ed. Not too unlike the Hellenstic inventor Archimedes and his patron Hiero II of Syracuse, or 20th century technologists such as Bob Noyce and William Shockley, brothers Samuel and Jeremy Bentham were a pair of functionalist Georgian characters. While Jeremy is well known for his contributions to the Reform Movement and utilitarian philosophy, the younger brother Samuel, a prototypical early steam-era inventor and Royal Navy engineer, in the mold of predecessors such as Thomas Slade and Charles Middleton, or successors like Sir Robert Seppings and Sir Nathaniel Barnaby, is less well known. The authors herein examine Samuel Bentham’s life and work. A 30 minute read.

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