Author Results for Norman McCord

Note: Vice Admiral Boyle Somerville and the Ninth Cruiser Squadron, 1914

By Norman McCord

First published in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1920, this records the career of H.B.T. Somerville, and his experiences in the armed merchant cruiser Victorian. Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Navies

The Impress Service in North-East England During the Napoleonic War

By Norman McCord

A comprehensive study of the brutal system of conscription which was found to be necessary to enable the manning of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars as exemplified by the operation of the “press” on the Tyne and Wear ports. Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | North Sea | Press Gangs
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea