Document: Regulations about Salutes 1702

By courtesy of W. J. Perrin, published May 1920

Abstract

This Admiralty order was issued during the War of the Spanish Succession to conserve gun powder, which the authorities considered was being wasted by the over-zealous use of ship to ship salutes. The eleven ‘articles’ clearly laid down when salutes were appropriate and the maximum number of guns to be discharged.

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Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies | Weapons

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