Ed. The author expands on Lt Cdr Lester May’s research concerning the victualling of a Dreadnought-class warship at the beginning of the 20th century. The proliferation of commodities supplied representing without doubt a vast logistical undertaking. A 25 minute read.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book examining the latter part of the Napoleonic Wars, and the consequences of the end of that conflict for the Royal Navy.
Ed. The author investigates the perhaps surprising legacy of early 20th century warship provisioning. While the cornucopia of commodities required to provision a Dreadnought-class battleship is to be expected, the long duration and haphazard nature of the victualing system emphasizes historical continuity and institutional ossification in an otherwise transformative era. A 30 minute read.
Ed. For the bicentenary of Trafalgar Day in 2005, distinguished scholars and Naval Review members produced a series of articles on Nelson’s legacy for the 21st century [93/4, p. 320]. Professor Geoffrey Till provided the following comparison between the then emerging Effects Based Approach (EBA) and the illusive Nelson Touch. Reprinted here for the 218th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. A 20 minute read.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book exploring the Royal Navy’s contribution to the fishery protection role from the 14th century to the present.
Ed. As a diversity and inclusion resource for Black History Month, in the second article of a two-part series, the author examines how slavery, the law and conflict pushed black sailors into the Royal Navy before and after Trafalgar, and how those black sailors were treated. A 40 minute read.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book exploring the development of torpedo-armed small warships in the Royal Navy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ed. The conclusion to the author’s four-part series on the RN’s Naval Brigades, examining here their conduct in the Second Boer War, 1899-1902. The author continues his comparative analysis with respect to the Army, which by the beginning of the 20th century had closed the gap with the RN in terms of professionalism and capability. A 20 minute read.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a volume exploring the naval relationship between the United Kingdom and Sweden over the past 500 years, and features contributions from a range of distinguished authors.