Corpus ID: 109440098

Sustaining the Fleet, 1793-1815: War, the British Navy and the Contractor State

@inproceedings{Knight2010SustainingTF,
  title={Sustaining the Fleet, 1793-1815: War, the British Navy and the Contractor State},
  author={R. Knight and Martin. Wilcox},
  year={2010}
}
Provisioning the fleet, and the army overseas, during the French Wars of 1793-1815 was a major undertaking. This book explains how the Victualling Board in London handled this enormous task, focusing in particular on contractors - that is the merchants and brokers, who provided a vast range of commodities including flour and biscuit, salt beef and pork, as well as huge quantities of fresh water and coal, and every other item needed. It shows how these merchants could be large or small concerns… Expand
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