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The mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of Captain Thomas Burnett and his peers

@inproceedings{McLeod2010TheMC,
  title={The mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of Captain Thomas Burnett and his peers},
  author={A. B. McLeod},
  year={2010}
}
This thesis explores the concerns of mid-eighteenth century naval captains through the careers of Captain Thomas Burnett and the cohort of thirty five officers who were posted captain in 1757 soon after the start of the Seven Years‟ War. A subsidiary cohort, that of the 129 lieutenants who were, like Burnett, first commissioned in 1744 is used as a control against which to measure the statistical worth of the smaller cohort. Examination of the day to day concerns of the captains has been made… Expand