New Light on the Mutiny at the Nore

By Christopher Lloyd, published November 1960


Letters to his father and brother by A. Hardy, midshipman on board HMS Nassau at Yarmouth, casting new light on the 1797 mutiny are reproduced. They show that Nassau played a more important part in bringing the mutiny at the Nore to an end than had hitherto been suggested. In them Hardy describes, not only his fears, but also his attempts to encourage the crew to return to their duty and claims that ‘it certainly was the Nassau … the first that prevailed on the other ships to return to their duty & allegiance’

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Filed under: North Sea | Mutiny & Discipline | French Revolution
Subjects include: Navies

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