Lord Sandwich at the Admiralty Board: Politics and the British Navy, 1771–1778

By J. H. Broomfield, published February 1965


The article sets out to establish why the able, determined administrator incurred the hostility of many of his sernior officers.   The opposition Sandwich resulting from the death of Governor George Pigot is examined, particularly that from George Johnstone. Sandwich did not get credit for having chosen men with ability for promotion, and his careful choice of men to take responsibility during the American War was negated by the powerful obstinacy of his enemies in parliament.

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Filed under: American Revolution | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Biography | Strategy & Diplomacy

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