Sailors in the Dock

    Sailors in the Dock

    Naval Courts Martial Down the Centuries

    Peter C Smith

    History Press 2011

    Hardback 272pp

    9780752465623   Product Code: 19415

    Some embarrassing cowardice displayed by the captains of several British ships at the Battle of Dungeness in 1652 led to the formulation of the 'Articles of War', establishing a strict code of conduct for the Navy and empowering officers to apply it. This collection of significant legal cases in the history of the Royal Navy ranges from a mutiny at the Battle of Cadiz in 1587 to a captain's decision to scuttle HMS Manchester in the Mediterranean in 1942.

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