Author Results for Alfred J. Marini

Parliament and the Marine Regiments, 1739

By Alfred J. Marini

Prior to 1739, seagoing regiments were not a permanent part of the British Naval establishment, but were raised and disbanded on an ad hoc basis. There was also no consensus regarding the actual role of marines – were they sailors-in-training, soldiers serving on ships, or specialized amphibious troops? The impermanence of these forces also prevented […] Read More

Filed under: Austrian Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea