The Dutch Navy of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Edited by Jaap R. Bruijn

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ISBN: 9780986497353

Publication: January 1, 2011

Series: Research in Maritime History 45

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Illustrations / iii Tables / v Series Editor's Foreword / vii About the Author / ix Introduction to the 2011 Edition / xi Foreword / xvii Preface / xix Introduction / 1 Map of the Dutch Republic / 11 Map of Dutch Naval Activity in European Waters / 12 Part One: The "Old" Navy, Late 1500s-1652 / 13 Naval Operations against Spain and the Dunkirk Privateers / 15 The Boards of the Admiralties at Work / 25 The Slow Birth of a Naval Officers? Corps / 35 Truly International Crews / 48 Part Two: The "New" Navy, 1652-1713 / 57 The "Old" Navy Out of Date / 59 John de Witt?s New Navy / 64 An Era of Naval Campaigns against England and France and in the Baltic / 71 Changes in the Naval Administration / 85 De Ruyter and the Other Naval Officers / 96 Well-manned Ships / 114 Part Three: A Second-Rate Navy, 1714-1795 / 127 Convoys and the Containment of the Barbary Corsairs / 129 Favouritism and Innovation / 141 Little Work, But More Education for the Naval Officer / 153 Naval Seaman, A Poor Man's Job / 170 Aftermath / 187 In Retrospect / 191 Bibliography / 195 Index / 209

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

218 Pages

ISBN: 9780986497353

Publication: January 1, 2011

Series: Research in Maritime History 45

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