The Annual Lecture 1994: Preparing for the Long Peace: the Reconstruction of the Royal Navy 1815-1830

By Andrew D. Lambert, published February 1996


Keeping the peace in Europe was the foremost policy of the British government, which meant reducing the maritime threat of foreign powers. The British fleet provided insular and imperial security, commerce protection and deterrence. These roles were maintained by improved naval infrastructure and logistics, imperial fortifications and bases and a new navy. The article reveals the men who created the policy and the infrastructure, before discussing the postwar battlefleet and the move to steam.

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Filed under: Popular Topics | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy

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