The Society Annual Lecture 1956: Ships Names

By Captain T Davys Manning C.B.E., V.R.D., R.N.V.R., published May 1957


The speaker, a member of the wartime ships names committee at the Admiralty, traces the history of naming ships in the Royal Navy from Tudor times to World War Two. The speaker refers to existing literature on the subject, and to the previous committees who undertook this task. He gives an insight in the lobbying by interest groups, to favour a particular name or theme with regard to the naming of individual vessels or class of vessel. He also describes problems with similar or nearly identical vessels names in the American and Australian Navies. An unusual and normally neglected insight into a specific aspect of Naval Administration.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

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