Author Results for M. K. Barritt

Note: An Offshore Hydrographic Survey by the Royal Navy in 1798

By M. K. Barritt

In 1798 St Vincent ordered an urgent examination of an alternative anchorage for the Mediterranean fleet south of Cape Spartel.  This account describes the methods used to carry out the survey and its shortfalls. Read More

Filed under: French Revolution | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

The Navy and the Clyde in the American War 1777 – 1783

By M. K. Barritt

The outbreak of the American Revolutionary War destroyed the tobacco trade between Virginia and the river Clyde. Because of the war insurances prices rose and the Admiralty could no longer ensure the safety of the Clyde by dispatching ships to Scotland, as the few vessels that remained in European waters were needed for the Home […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | American Revolution | North Sea | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers