Note: The Duke of Grafton’s Fighting Instructions of 1687

By Peter Le Fevre, published November 1999


The fighting and sailing instructions issued to his little fleet are only in part the Duke’s own work, as they are built on York’s Fighting Instructions and indicate that some flexibility was necessary in the Mediterranean. They reinforce the requirement that every captain should know the relevant parts of the instructions issued by his commander-in-chief.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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