This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against Scotland under Edward I and Edward VI, the protection of the Iceland fishery in the days of the Commonwealth government, and the operation of prize courts during the wars against France in the eighteenth century. Moving on to the nineteenth century, the supply of timber to the Royal Navy is examined, while two contributions deal with surveying off the west coast of Africa and another prints a diary kept by a member of the Naval Brigade operating onshore in the Zulu War. The most recent contributions deal with the origins and development of the Royal Australian Navy up to the 1950s. Two more controversial subjects are also included; the first gives more information about the storage of cordite on battle cruisers in 1916 and the battle of Jutland; the second documents the relief of Admiral North from Gibraltar in 1940. There is something here for every enthusiast for naval history and for all students of the relevant periods.

chapter II|40 pages

Lord Admiral Lisle and the Invasion of Scotland, 1544

ByC. S. Knighton, David Loades

chapter III|31 pages

The Journal of the Voyage of the Marigold to Iceland, 1654

ByEvan T. Jones

chapter V|44 pages

The Supply of Timber for the Royal Navy, C.1803–C.1830

ByP. K. Crimmin

chapter VII|53 pages

The Journal of Lieutenant Charles Knowles in the River Niger, 1864

ByRobert Wilson

chapter XI|48 pages

The Relief of Admiral North from Gibraltar in 1940

ByRobin Brodhurst, Michael Simpson