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All Hands: The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy Since 1939 to the Present Day

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Brian Lavery, the pre-eminent historian of the Royal Navy, returns with the third volume of his engaging social history of the Royal Navy's 'lower deck'--the world of the seamen as distinct from the officers of the 'quarterdeck.' He examines the world of the sailor from the outbreak of war in 1939 through 70 years of change up to his place in the modern Royal Navy. The author illuminates the inherent adaptability of the professional sailor, as new technologies demanded increased professionalism, specialization ...
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Overview


Brian Lavery, the pre-eminent historian of the Royal Navy, returns with the third volume of his engaging social history of the Royal Navy's 'lower deck'--the world of the seamen as distinct from the officers of the 'quarterdeck.' He examines the world of the sailor from the outbreak of war in 1939 through 70 years of change up to his place in the modern Royal Navy. The author illuminates the inherent adaptability of the professional sailor, as new technologies demanded increased professionalism, specialization and training. He also focuses on the changing social structure of the Navy, and the periods of expansion as the service coped with great demands made through two World Wars and innumerable other conflicts across the globe.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591140351
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Brian Lavery, a curator emeritus at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, is the award-winning author of Empire of the Seas, among many other books.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Training for the People's War 11

Mobilisation 11

Conscription 13

Training 20

Promotion from the Lower Deck 25

The CWs and the Lower Deck 31

The Culture of the Lower Deck 32

The Continuous Service Man at War 38

2 The Branches 41

Gunnery 43

Torpedo and Electrical 46

Signalling 47

Asdic 50

Radar 53

Engineering 55

Medicine and War 61

Domestic and Administration 63

The Wrens 66

The Shortage of Petty Officers 68

3 Navies within the Navy 73

The Big-Ship Navy 73

Destroyers 77

Convoy Escort 79

The Fleet Air Arm 82

Amphibious Warfare 86

Coastal Forces 89

The Patrol Service and Minesweeping 91

Submarines 93

Shore Bases 94

Discontent and Mutiny 96

The British Pacific Fleet 100

4 The Age of Austerity. 1945-1955 105

Adjusting to Peace 105

The Post-War World 107

Discipline and Morale 109

Long and Short Service 110

National Service 112

The TAS and Electrical Branches 115

The Seamen 117

Palestine 119

The Cold War 120

The Korean War 124

Ships 126

The Reserve Fleet 128

The Boys Training Establishments 129

Stokers and Mechanics 133

The Administrative Branches 137

SBAs 138

5 The Navy in the Affluent Society 141

Boys into Juniors 142

The Branch Officer and the SD 144

Suez 144

The Navy and the Monarchy 147

The Image of the Navy 149

Accommodation 151

The Family 153

Uniform 156

Administrative Reform 160

The Fleet Air Arm 162

Petty Officers 168

6 The Electronic Navy 171

Life in the Fleet 171

NATO 172

The Branches 173

The Wrens 175

The Submarine Service 176

Ethnic Minorities 181

Basic Training 184

Sea Training 186

The Ships 188

Sea Training at Portland 190

The Operations Room 191

Engineering 196

Post-Colonial Operations 198

The Navy and the Media 200

7 The Way to the Falklands 203

Accommodation 203

Guided Missiles 207

The Fleet Air Arm 209

The Beira Patrol 211

The Nuclear Deterrent 212

The Higher Rates 218

The Fleet Chief 219

The Rum Ration 221

The Last Mutiny 223

The Cod Wars 225

The Wooly Pullie and the Beret 226

The Falklands War 227

8 The Modern Navy 237

Recruiting 237

Training 238

The Ships 242

Overseas Contraction 244

Early Plans for Women at Sea 248

The First Women at Sea 251

Accommodation Afloat and Ashore 254

Homosexuality 255

Engineers 256

Life on Board 258

9 After the Cold War 263

Management Style 264

The Role of the Seaman 268

The Fleet Air Arm 271

Submarines 272

Promotion 273

Officers and Ratings 274

Operations 276

Discipline 281

The Gulf Wars 284

Terrorism and Piracy 289

The Navy and the Nation 290

Conclusion 295

Glossary 303

Notes 307

Bibliography 315

Index 321

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