Author Results for Steve Fraser

Document:-Documents Relating to the Official Dutch Naval Visit to Cherbourg, 8–10 September 1786

By Steve Fraser

This group of letters offers an insight into the value of the Franco-Dutch treaty of cooperation; although only half-finished, the new roadstead at Cherbourg was viewed as the basis of a new combined force able to challenge British hegemony in Channel waters. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Strategy & Diplomacy

Document: Mission of the Vanneau to the English Coast, 12–18 August 1787

By Steve Fraser

A lively account of a short reconnaissance mission in the Channel by the captain of the French vessel Vanneau, held in the Archives Nationales, is interesting for the glimpse it gives of naval relations in the period immediately prior to the Dutch crisis of September 1787.Footnote1 Since the peace of 1783, British officers had been […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy