This Book Examines British Naval Diplomacy From The End Of The Crimean War To The American Civil War, Showing How The Mid Victorian Royal Navy Suffered Serious Challenges During The Period.Many Recent Works Have Attempted To Depict The Mid Victorian Royal Navy As All Powerful, Innovative, And Even Self Assured In Contrast, This Work Argues That It Suffered Serious Challenges In The Form Of Expanding Imperial Commitments, National Security Concerns, Precarious Diplomatic Relations With European Powers And The United States, And Technological Advancements Associated With The Armoured Warship At The Height Of The So Called Pax Britannica Utilising A Wealth Of International Archival Sources, This Volume Explores The Introduction Of The Monitor Form Of Ironclad During The American Civil War, Which Deliberately Forfeited Long Range Power Projection For Local, Coastal Command Of The Sea It Looks At The Ways In Which The Royal Navy Responded To This New Technology And Uses A Wealth Of International Primary And Secondary Sources To Ascertain How Decision Making At Whitehall Affected That At Westminster The Result Is A Better Balanced Understanding Of Palmerstonian Diplomacy From The End Of The Crimean War To The American Civil War, The Early Evolution Of The Modern Capital Ship Including The Catastrophic Loss Of The Experimental Sail And Turret Ironclad H.M.S Captain , Naval Power Projection, And The Nature Of Empire , Technology , And Seapower.This Book Will Be Of Great Interest To All Students Of The Royal Navy, And Of Maritime And Strategic Studies In General.
Howard J Fuller is Senior Lecturer of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton UK , Associate Editor for the International Journal of Naval History He completed his BA in History at the Ohio State University and his MA and then PhD in War Studies at King s College, London.
- 316 pages
- Technology and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy
- Howard J. Fuller
- 07 March 2019 Howard J. Fuller