The Navy and the Coronation

By John Leyland, published June 1911


The Naval Review appears to be of modern origin, the first being recorded in 1902. The Navy has celebrated Coronations in many ways;  by the firing of guns,  manning the side and hoisting colours and flags.  The actual content of the celebration appears to have been decided by the Senior Officer present. Celebrations of Coronations are usually recorded in the ships log.  Firing of guns and dressing the ships were ordered for Queen Anne in 1702 and was recorded in Victory’s log.  Those for George lll in 1761 were recorded in Royal Sovereign’s log.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies

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