Author Results for A.J. Turner

Advancing Navigation in Eighteenth-Century France: Teaching and Instrument-Making in the Port of Rochefort

By A.J. Turner

In the 17th Century the French developed the port of Rochefort as a naval base, and courses of instruction by a professor of hydrography were initiated for potential ships’ officers. This was followed in 1682 by the setting up in parallel of the Ecole des Guardes de la Marine. This Ecole provided a comprehensive syllabus […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Administration | Science & Exploration