The Sixth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Enquiry
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Plymouth Yard / Woolwich Yard
folio [31x20cm]. 539 pages.
good clean condition in modern card covers.
this is one of the reports of the important Commissions of Enquiry set up by Admiral John Jervis, 1st Earl of St.Vincent to investigate fraud, corruption and other systematic abuses in the Royal Navy of the early 19th century.
each report contains a wealth of background information on the management and mis-management of the shore establishments and governance of Nelson's navy.
This very detailed report concerns the management of the Plymouth and Woolwich Dockyards, with a huge amount of information on the running of the yards in the era of Nelson's navy