Arming the Royal Navy, 1793–1815
The Office of Ordnance and the State
The Office of Ordnance has been ill-served by previous accounts of its role in arming the Royal Navy during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Cole offers an in-depth examination of its organizational structure and demonstrates how the department responded to the pressures of war over an extended period of time.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 The Office of Ordnance and Its Mode of Operation; Chapter 2 Ordnance Relationships with Other Government Departments; Chapter 3 Relations between the Ordnance and Its Contractors; Chapter 4 The Supply of Gunpowder to the Royal Navy; Chapter 5 The Supply of Iron Ordnance to the Royal Navy; Chapter 6 Ordnance Shipping; Chapter 7 The Operations of the Ordnance Outports; conclusion Conclusion;