Some Letters of Sir John Norris

By G. Hinchliffe, published February 1970



An essay on the correspondence between Admiral Norris and his first captain Sir Tancred Robinson while their fleet was in Lisbon from 1735 to 1737. The author’s intention is to show that the letters illustrate Norris’s practical seamanship and his insistence on the need for the constant exercising of officers as well as men, his care for their moral welfare and his own hasty temper.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

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