Able Seamen

    Able Seamen

    The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy 1850-1939

    Brian Lavery

    Conway 2011

    Hardback 352pp Illustrated

    9781844861408   Product Code: 20314

    The change from sail to steam in the Royal Navy was underway by 1850 and in the following decades the work and life of ordinary seamen changed radically as new jobs, servicing the engines and operating the sophisticated gunnery and communications systems, replaced the traditional lot of the sailor. This well-researched history chronicles the increasing professionalization and specialization of the lower deck as the Navy rapidly evolved and introduced many of the roles and practices which are familiar today.

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