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The Resource The transformation of British naval strategy : seapower and supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812, James Davey

The transformation of British naval strategy : seapower and supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812, James Davey

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The transformation of British naval strategy : seapower and supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812
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The transformation of British naval strategy
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seapower and supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812
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James Davey
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After the Battle of Trafalgar, the navy continued to be the major arm of British strategy. Decades of practice and refinement had rendered it adept at executing operations - fighting battles, blockading and convoying - across the globe. And yet, as late as 1807, fleets were forced from their stations due to an ineffective provisioning system. 'The Transformation of British Naval Strategy' shows how sweeping administrative reforms enacted between 1808 and 1812 established a highly-effective logistical system, changing an ineffective supply system into one which successfully enabled a fleet to remain on station for as long as was required. James Davey examines the logistical support provided for fleets sent to Northern Europe during the Napoleonic War and shows how this new supply system successfully transformed naval operations, enabling the navy to pursue crucial objectives of national importance, protect essential exports and imports and attack the economies of the Napoleonic Empire. 'The Transformation of British Naval Strategy' is a detailed study of national policy, administrative and political reform and strategic viability. It delves into the nature of the British state, its relationship with the private sector and its ability to reform itself in a time of war. Bureaucratic restructuring represented the last stage in a century-long process of logistical improvement. As a result of the reforms, the navy was able to conduct operations beyond the realms of possibility even twenty years earlier and saw the reach of its power transformed. Military and Napoleonic historians will find this book invaluable. JAMES DAVEY is Research Curator at the National Maritime Museum and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, where he teaches British naval history
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The transformation of British naval strategy : seapower and supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812, James Davey
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The transformation of British naval strategy : seapower and supply in Northern Europe, 1808-1812, James Davey
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • List of Figures and Tables; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Europe in 1808; 2 Foreign Amusements or the British Lion on the Watch; 1 The Forgotten Theatre: Britain, Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea; 3 The size of the Baltic sailing navies, 1720-90; 1 Great Britain exports 1800-6 by region; 4 The price of hemp, 1790-1815; 2 'To keep a fleet above a fortnight': The Evolution of Naval Logistics during the Eighteenth Century; 3 The Challenges of the Baltic Sea; 5 The Baltic, 1808; 6 Entrances to the Baltic
  • 7 The entrance of the Great Belt, surveyed 1807 by G.B. Salt4 The Administration of Power Projection; 8 The deployment of Henley ships, 1800-15; 9 Tonnage in the employment of the Transport Board, 1807-12; 10 The deployment of Henley shipping 1793-1815; 5 The First Year in the Baltic, 1808; 2 Victualling delivery, 7 June 1808; 3 Transports hired between 17 and 26 July 1808; 4 Victualling deliveries, 1808; 5 Victualling delivery, 13 June 1809; 6 Provisions to the Centaur from the Mary, August 1808; 7 Provisions to the Centaur from the British Volunteer
  • 8 Supplies on board the Triptolemus victualler9 Provisions at Flemish Roads, Gothenburg, in October 1808; 6 The Escalation of Seapower, 1809; 11 Water remaining on HMS Superb, 3 June -- 31 December 1808; 10 Provisions remaining on Baltic victuallers, December 1809; 7 The Navy, Reform and the British State; 12 Average time taken to procure tonnage, 1808-12; 11 Time taken to load and arrange a convoy, 1808-11; 13 Efficiency of victualling deliveries, 1808-12: bread; 12 Bread needed and delivered to the Baltic fleet, 1808-12; 14 Efficiency of victualling deliveries, 1808-12: spirits
  • 13 Spirits needed and delivered to the Baltic fleet, 1808-128 Logistics and Seapower, 1810-1812; 15 British volume of trade with northern Europe, 1806-14; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
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