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19th Century, Dockyards & Ports, First World War, General, Learning From The Past, Logistics, Naval History, Naval Platforms, Victualing
23 minutes, 28 seconds

Battleship Provisioning in the age of the Dreadnought: Some answers and clarification

By Roger Plumtree,
15 Nov 23

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.

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19th Century, Admiralty, Age of Sail, Dockyards & Ports, General, Industrial Revolution, Learning From The Past, Logistics, Naval History, Naval Platforms, People, Victualing
28 minutes, 44 seconds

Battleship Provisioning

By Lt Cdr Lester May RN (rtd),
26 Oct 23

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.

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