Author Results for Adm G.A. Ballard

Victorian Hulks under the White Ensign

By Adm G.A. Ballard

  In the late nineteenth century the Royal Navy had little shore accommodation for officers and men. Wooden hulks served as naval barracks, depots, guardships and training establishments. Twenty four of the hulks had been sea-going ships-of the-line. There were also several obsolete frigates. The article describes the sea-going careers, locations and functions of many […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Miscellaneous

The Unarmoured Branches of the British Navy of 1875 Introduction

By Adm G.A. Ballard

Discusses in detail the transitional smaller and longer-range vessels of the Navy in service at this time, their advantages and drawbacks.    At this time the Navy was grappling with the shift from wood to iron and steel and the great advances going on in all aspects of steam propulsion and ship construction.   Such was the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design