Pepy's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organisation 1649-89

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All aspects of the English navy in the second half of the seventeenth century are comprehensively described in this book by one of Britain's leading authorities of a period that witnessed the creation of a permanent naval service. One of the book's most significant players is Samuel Pepys, whose tireless work over thirty years did so much to develop systems for construction and administration that prepared the navy for its global struggle with the French. This book will appeal ...
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Overview


All aspects of the English navy in the second half of the seventeenth century are comprehensively described in this book by one of Britain's leading authorities of a period that witnessed the creation of a permanent naval service. One of the book's most significant players is Samuel Pepys, whose tireless work over thirty years did so much to develop systems for construction and administration that prepared the navy for its global struggle with the French. This book will appeal to scholar and layman alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848320147
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


J. D. Davies is the author of the critically acclaimed Gentlemen and Tarpaulins and chairman of the Naval Dockyards Society in Great Britain.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The navy in peace, war and revolutions 9

Pt. 2 Types of ship 37

Pt. 3 Shipbuilding 65

Pt. 4 Officers 87

Pt. 5 The methods of, and obstacles to, naval recruitment 107

Pt. 6 Naval crews 121

Pt. 7 The work of the ship 134

Pt. 8 Shipboard life 151

Pt. 9 Dockyards, bases and victualling 177

Pt. 10 Foreign navies 203

Pt. 11 Strategy and deployment 222

Pt. 12 Tactics and battle 247

Pt. 13 Aftermath 269

List of abbreviations 285

Notes 285

Appendix 297

Further reading 298

Index 299

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