Tag Archives: British Royal Navy

On the 100th Anniversary — Jellicoe & the Battle of Jutland

The Battle of Jutland, which was fought 100 years ago today, was one of the greatest modern sea battles and arguably, changed the course of World War I.  In the battle, 250 ships, manned by 10,000 sailors fought for 12 … Continue reading

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Georgian-Era British Sailors Lived on Ample Meat and Beer, Study Shows

In the last days of the age of sail, British sailing ships, limejuicers, as they were known, had reputation as “hungry ships,”  of offering poor quality provisions and not much of those.  Whether that reputation was or was not wholly justified at the end … Continue reading

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