Naval Resources and the British Defeat at Yorktown, 1781

  title={Naval Resources and the British Defeat at Yorktown, 1781},
  author={Richard H. Middleton},
  journal={The Mariner's Mirror},
  pages={29 - 43}
  • R. Middleton
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • History
  • The Mariner's Mirror
Although most of the blame for the disaster at Yorktown fell on the generals, the role of the navy was equally crucial. Had the fleet converged on Chesapeake Bay in sufficient numbers, the army of Lord Cornwallis would have been rescued and the war perhaps ended differently. Responsibility for this failure has never been adequately explained though the station officers across the Atlantic, Admirals Rodney, Parker and Graves, have all been criticised along with their political masters. This… 


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