Author Results for Gareth Cole

Royal Navy Gunners in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

By Gareth Cole

Gunners were warrant officers, appointed by the Navy Board, but permanently attached to their ship. The article examines how a man became a gunner; what was the role of the gunner on board ship once he was warranted; how these responsibilities fitted in with the ordnance and naval aspects of warfare at sea; how the […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | French Revolution | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Weapons