A Short History of the Royal Navy

A Short History of the Royal Navy
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2015-10-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781317395317

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Naval histories often stop short at the death of Nelson. This book succinctly fills the gap by covering the golden age of British sea power – the period which saw the defeat of Napoleon, the American War, the expansion of the empire, the introduction of the steamship and the defeat of the first German menace. Not only a galaxy of heroic episodes, this book also highlights the relationship between the Navy in war and peace to the nation as a whole.

To Rule the Waves

To Rule the Waves
Author: Arthur Herman
Publsiher: Coronet
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2005
Genre: Civilization, Modern
ISBN: 0340734191

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An epic history of the Royal Navy, from the Spanish Armada to the present, that tells the story of how it dominated the world and laid the foundation for the modern age. This is the story of an institution in which courage in battle and bravery in death were a byword, from Nelson's death at Trafalgar to Commander Robert Scott's death in the icy wastes of Antarctica. It is also the story of a military force very different from any other, with a cast of individual personalities, from Sir Frances Drake and Captain James Cook to Charles Darwin and Sir Winston Churchill. But above all, the Royal Navy is part of the story of how one nation rose to global dominance without precedent and without equal, even today. But it also facilitated trade and communication with every other part of the planet. Thanks to its navy, the British Empire became the first truly global community, bound together by law, language, and commerce - and by the 'hearts of oak' of British ships and sailors. It created the first balance of power in Europe and helped to free the Continent from a succession of dictators, from Philip II of Spain and Louis XIV of France to Napoleon and Hitler. commerce, and established the bonds that hold together today's world.

Educating the Royal Navy

Educating the Royal Navy
Author: Harry W. Dickinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2007-01-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781134223824

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This volume provides the first comprehensive history of education and training for officers of the Royal Navy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It covers the development of educational provision, from the first 1702 Order in Council appointing schoolmasters to serve in operational warships, to the laying of the foundation stone of the pre

A History of the Royal Navy

A History of the Royal Navy
Author: Martin Robson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780857723444

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The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were the first truly global conflicts. The Royal Navy was a key player in the wider wars and, for Britain, the key factor in her eventual emergence as the only naval power capable of sustained global hegemony. The most iconic battles of any era were fought at sea during these years - from the Battle of the Nile in 1798 to Nelson's momentous victory at Trafalgar in October 1805. In this period, the Navy had reached a peak of efficiency and was unrivalled in manpower and technological strength. The eradication of scurvy in the 1790s had a significant impact on the health of sailors and, along with regular supplies of food and water, gave the British an advantage over their rivals in battle. As well as naval battles, the Navy also undertook amphibious operations, capturing many of France's Caribbean colonies and Dutch colonies in the East Indies and Ceylon; this Imperial dimension was integral to British strength and counteracting French success on continental Europe. This book looks at the history of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815, from a broad perspective, examining the strategy, operations and tactics of British seapower. While it delves into the details of Royal Navy operations such as battle, blockade, commerce protection and exploration, it also covers a myriad of other aspects often overlooked in narrative histories such as the importance of naval logistics, transport, relations with the army and manning. An assessment of key naval figures and combined eyewitness accounts situate the reader firmly in Nelson's navy. Through an exploration of the relationship between the Navy, trade and empire, Martin Robson highlights the contribution Royal Navy made to Britain's rise to global hegemony through the nineteenth century Pax Britannica.

Royal Navy Way of Leadership

Royal Navy Way of Leadership
Author: Andrew St George
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781409051695

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Four years ago the Second Sea Lord of the Royal Navy asked Andrew St George to spend time with every level of the Navy staff, from junior sailors in the engine room of an aircraft carrier, to handlers of landing craft, through to Royal Marines, ships’ commanders, and Royal Navy staff right up to Navy Board and Cabinet level, with the aim of creating a book which distils the leadership culture of perhaps the most highly respected and efficient organization in the world. This book charts that journey – representing the largest piece of research on Royal Navy leadership ever done – and it is the current state of the art leadership framework for the Navy. St George writes about how to plan and execute, how to exercise judgment and how to motivate people. Everything in the book is here because it works, tested over thousands of hours of hard training, rigorous assessment and absolute measurement. The book’s messages are deceptively simple. In order to succeed we must have: the clarity of intent; the strategy; the resources; a contingency plan; an emotional investment. These tenets stand in all walks of business and personal life. The Royal Navy’s way of getting things done depends on soft skills, high emotional intelligence and an understanding of how people work in small teams.This book (15,000 copies) will be issued to every Royal Navy officer and Senior Rate (middle manager) in the Service. The book’s insights are profound and their applications are wide-ranging: for industry, for finance, for professional services, for commerce, for academia and for the public sector these methods of planning, executing and inspiring make a tried, tested and effective way of leadership.

The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters

The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters
Author: Andrew Boyd
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-03-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781473892507

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This new work tells the compelling story of how the Royal Navy secured the strategic space from Egypt in the west to Australasia in the East through the first half of the Second World War; it explains why this contribution, made while Russia's fate remained in the balance and before American economic power took effect, was so critical. Without it the war would certainly have lasted longer and decisive victory might have proved impossible. After the protection of the Atlantic lifeline, this was surely the Royal Navy's finest achievement, the linchpin of victory. The book moves authoritatively between grand strategy, intelligence, accounts of specific operations, and technical assessment of ships and weapons. It challenges established perceptions of Royal Navy capability and will change the way we think about Britains role and contribution in the first half of the war. The Navy of 1939 was stronger than usually suggested and British intelligence did not fail against Japan. Nor was the Royal Navy outmatched by Japan, coming very close to a British Midway off Ceylon in 1942. And it was the Admiralty, demonstrating a reckless disregard for risks, that caused the loss of Force Z in 1941. The book also lays stress on the key part played by the American relationship in Britains Eastern naval strategy. Superbly researched and elegantly written, this new book adds a hugely important dimension to our understanding of the war in the East and will become required reading.

British Warships and Auxiliaries

British Warships and Auxiliaries
Author: Steve Bush
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2007-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1904459315

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10 Greatest Ships of the Royal Navy

10 Greatest Ships of the Royal Navy
Author: John Ballard
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-08-15
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9781445646534

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In this readable and informative book, John Ballard tells the story of ten of the most significant ships in the Royal Navy.

The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons

The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons
Author: Richard Moore
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2001
Genre: History
ISBN: 0714651958

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From a post-Cold War perspective, the book suggests that such scepticism can teach us a great deal about military-technological innovation." "The Royal Navy and Nuclear Weapons will appeal to students of naval history, postwar defence policy and the Cold War, as well as professional practitioners and the informed general reader."--BOOK JACKET.

A History of the Royal Navy World War II

A History of the Royal Navy  World War II
Author: Duncan Redford
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780857723451

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The Royal Navy's operations in World War II started on 3 September 1939 and continued until the surrender of Japan in August 1945 - there was no 'phoney war' at sea. The navy played a central role in the evacuation of the retreating British army at Dunkirk, and later orchestrated the sinking of Germany's mighty battleship and Hitler's pride, the Bismarck. Without the Royal Navy's attention to the defence of Britain's seaborne trade - especially in the struggle against German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic - there would not have been food for the country, fuel for the RAF's operations or supplies to keep the army fighting in Europe, North Africa and the Far East. Yet the outstanding naval contribution to Britain's survival and eventual victory came at a heavy cost in terms of ships and to the men who had to face not just the violence of the enemy, but also the violence of the sea. This book argues that World War II was, effectively, a maritime war; it was the Royal Navy's war.

Cold War Fleet

Cold War Fleet
Author: Clive Taylor,Sue Taylor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781472833723

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Cold War Fleet is a selection of photographs of Royal Navy vessels from the 25 years from 1966 to 1991. Each is reproduced at an exceptionally high standard, accompanied by a detailed caption. Many of the photos are completely unique and have never been published, such as the images of the minesweepers HMS Wilton and HMS Bossington photographed during Operation Rheostat in 1974. There are many ships displayed that took part in the Falklands conflict and a large number of aerial photographs. Created by two of the most acclaimed naval photographers in the world, this stunning book is a window back in time to the Royal Navy of the Cold War, showing a fleet created to defend Britain and other NATO countries from Soviet attack. Featuring every kind of ship from aircraft carriers and destroyers to auxiliary vessels, this is a peerless resource for any enthusiast of naval history.

The Royal Navy in the Falklands Conflict and the Gulf War

The Royal Navy in the Falklands Conflict and the Gulf War
Author: Alistair Finlan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2004-06-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781135771133

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This book suggests that institutional culture can account for a great deal of the activities and rationale of the Royal Navy. War highlights the role of culture in military organizations and as such acts as a spotlight by which this phenomenon can be assessed seperately and then in comparison in order to demonstrate the influence of institutional culture on strategy.

The British Navy Book

The British Navy Book
Author: Cyril Field
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-07-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9783752335385

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Reproduction of the original: The British Navy Book by Cyril Field

Pendant Numbers of the Royal Navy

Pendant Numbers of the Royal Navy
Author: Steve Bush,Ben Warlow
Publsiher: Seaforth Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-07-31
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781526793799

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Pendant (or pennant) numbers have been used by individual ships of the Royal Navy for purposes of identification for more than 100 years. They were also used in all the navies of the British Empire so that ships could be easily transferred from one navy to another without changing her number. They offer the simplest and clearest way to identify a ship, but until now there has been little in the way of consistent and accurate information, and certainly no single location where you can look up or research complete pendant numbers. The book is designed as an easy-to-use reference work and as such is, in the main, composed of alpha-numeric listings to enable the user to find and identify warships by reference to ship name and to identify specific pendant numbers assigned to that name; or by pendant number to identify specific vessels assigned that number at various times. It begins with an introduction and a brief history of visual signalling used by the Royal Navy before industrialisation, and explains how the large numbers of identical ships being built brought about the need to identify specific ships within fleets to aid signalling and tactical deployment. There follow chapters covering the pendant numbers of the surface fleet and submarines (which stopped using them once boats began to spend so little time on the surface), and then pedant numbers by ship name. A significant chapter lists the pendant numbers assigned to the British Pacific Fleet during the Pacific campaign of WWII together with an explanation of why numbers were assigned, and an examination of missing ‘A’ series pendants known to have been carried by some vessels during the conflict. The BPF numbers have only recently come to light and there is still much that is not known but this section provides the most comprehensive study of available data at this time. There is also an appendix covering deck letters assigned to aviation capable ships. This is a genuinely new and significant reference book and is destined to become a major new aid for Royal Navy warship and auxiliary identification.

An Illustrated History of the Royal Navy

An Illustrated History of the Royal Navy
Author: John Winton
Publsiher: Anova Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005
Genre: History
ISBN: 1844860078

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This text is a comprehensive, authoritative, and illustrated history of the Royal Navy from its earliest times to the present day. This edition is updated to include recent operations in the first and second Gulf wars.