publication . Thesis . 2013

Bringing forward shipping for government service: the indispensable role of the transport service, 1793 to 1815

Sutcliffe, Robert Keith;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2013
  • Country: United Kingdom
The Transport Board’s very significant and effective role in the preparation of all the major military expeditions and in the ultimate defeat of Bonaparte has been largely ignored by historians. The Board has hitherto been perceived as a subsidiary board of the Admiralty. However it was responsible to the Treasury and its main task was to transport and support the army overseas, on the instructions of the Secretary of State for War. The government depended upon the availability of merchant ships for this purpose. Yet less than 10 per cent of the registered merchant ships were suitable to be used as troop ships. At peaks of demand, in 1805, 1808 and 1814, the Tra...
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