Ideology, authority and the politics of innovation in the Royal Dockyards, 1796–1807

@article{Morriss2014IdeologyAA,
  title={Ideology, authority and the politics of innovation in the Royal Dockyards, 1796–1807},
  author={R. Morriss},
  journal={Journal for Maritime Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={15 - 27}
}
  • R. Morriss
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Journal for Maritime Research
To promote improvements in the construction, fitting and arming of British warships and in the facilities they needed at the dockyards, the office of Inspector General of Naval Works was created at the Admiralty in 1796. Samuel Bentham (brother of Jeremy Bentham, the philosopher and writer on jurisprudence) was appointed to the post. Bentham brought ideas for the management of the dockyards derived from the Utilitarian creed he shared with his brother. He was opposed by the Navy Board which… Expand
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