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By John English

A whole consultant to straightforward Royal military Destroyers inbuilt the pre WWII period. This publication includes in technical information regarding many of the sessions of Destroyer and ancient essays of the person ships, either one of that are important for connection with the intense Naval historian or as an exceptional learn to fit people with an curiosity within the topic, many black and white images.

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35 hour battle Codrington’s superiority in ships of the line decided the matter, decimating Ibrahim’s fleet by sinking a ship of the line, 12 frigates, 22 corvettes, 19 brigs, and inflicting some 7,000 casualties. 44 History’s last major naval battle to include sailing ships alone destroyed the naval power essential to the Ottoman quest to keep Greece in the empire, leading to the establishment of an independent Greek kingdom in 1830. In the 1820s and ’30s Britain used its naval power in support of a liberal revolution in Portugal, where it carried more weight than intimidation by the armies of the conservative Continental powers.

By 1890 Britain dominated the world’s oceans as no country ever had before. The Naval Defence Act 44 . 63 But the Franco-Russian alliance of the early 1890s, linking the second and third naval powers for the first time in the modern era, caused Britain to doubt its ability to maintain its position in the world. In March 1894 Gladstone’s successor as prime minister, Lord Rosebery, revealed to the foreign minister of Austria-Hungary that the British navy would not be able to defend Constantinople and the Turkish straits against another Russian assault for fear of having the French attack it from the rear.

The British navy experienced no mutinies between 1815 and 1859, but following the mobilization of the fleet during the general European war scare of 1859, officers at least temporarily lost control over fifteen warships, including the Mediterranean flagship Marlborough and nine other ships of the line. Lack of leave topped the list of the seamen’s complaints, as the navy’s recent measures to resolve its manning crisis had not yet had their desired impact, and the captains of the fleet’s undermanned ships could not afford to let any men go on leave during an international crisis.

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