Author Results for G. Hinchliffe

Some Letters of Sir John Norris

By G. Hinchliffe

  An essay on the correspondence between Admiral Norris and his first captain Sir Tancred Robinson while their fleet was in Lisbon from 1735 to 1737. The author’s intention is to show that the letters illustrate Norris’s practical seamanship and his insistence on the need for the constant exercising of officers as well as men, […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

Impressment of Seamen During the War of the Spanish Succession

By G. Hinchliffe

The paper is based on the correspondence kept by Tancred Robinson while a captain in the Royal Navy during the War of the Spanish Succession. It focuses on letters received from the Admiralty concerning men on ships he commanded who had been impressed, in some cases requiring their release and in others confirming their impressment. […] Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | English Channel | North Sea | Press Gangs
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies