By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 Britain was the undisputed master of the seas, owing to the power and strength of the Royal Navy. Its fleets, comprising ships of the line, frigates, and gunboats, had doubled in size since the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793, totalling almost a thousand capital vessels. This book examines the commanders, men, and ships of the Royal Navy during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, and discusses the Navy's command structure (from the Admiralty down to ship level) and its organization at sea. The tactics employed in action by a fleet, squadron, and individual ship, respectively are also discussed, as are the medical services providing a fascinating insight into the navy that ruled the waves.According to the Admiralty Regulations and Instructions, the captain, aided by his officers, was to: Divide the shipa#39;s company, exclusive of the ... The division enabled the captain and his officers to monitor the health and welfare of the shipa#39;s company. ... off sickness and disease, and thus the officers inspected the clothing and bedding of their division, and were responsible for seeing that the men did notanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Royal Navy 1793-1815|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2013-02-20|