Politics and Trust in Victualling the Navy, 1793-1815
The article uses Basil Cochrane’s 250 page report attacking the Victualling Board. This was issued to the Admiralty Board in an attempt to get his accounts settled. This formed the basis for the contemporary belief that the victualling of ships for the Navy was not openly and fairly undertaken. Various sources, such as the trial of Christopher Atkinson, explain how from the 1780s the process (and openness) of victualling changed and restored faith in the process.