Educating the Royal Navy
18th and 19th Century Education for Officers
By (author) Professor Harry W. Dickinson
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Educating the Royal Navy by Professor Harry W. Dickinson
Book DescriptionThis 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 present Royal Naval College Dartmouth in 1902. Educating the Royal Navy 1702-1902 includes the establishment of the Royal Navy's first naval academy, the commissioning of the officer training ship HMS Britannia, and the conduct of education at sea. It also covers the birth of higher education in the Service with the opening of the Royal Naval College Greenwich, and the provision of technical education and training for a new category of officer, the naval engineer. This book will be essential reading for students of naval history and naval education, and of much interest to professional military colleges studying the development of naval training.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415376419
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with the highest possible scientific instruction in all branches of study bearing upon their profession. This title traces the history of the college from its establishment in 1873.
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