Author Results for Simon Harley

Note: War Course Attendance at Greenwich from 1900 to 1904

By Simon Harley

A ‘war course’ was taught to naval officers at Greenwich from 1900 to 1914, and this note lists the officers who attended between 1900 and 1904. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

Document: Vice-Admiral Bethell’s Third Fleet Battle Orders, about 1914

By Simon Harley

There is a frightful dearth of battle orders for this period. Those orders that are known to exist relate to the principal British fleet, which was the Home Fleet from 1909 to 1912 then First Fleet of the Home Fleets (1912–1914). Bethell’s orders, never before published, are an important addition to our knowledge of tactical […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | North Sea
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

Document: ‘A Distinct Point in Modern Naval Tactics’

By Simon Harley

These are claimed to be the first written orders for a squadron going into battle, taking every eventuality into account. Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics