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Great Britain Admiralty

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Works: 5,903 works in 9,143 publications in 2 languages and 31,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Naval history  Handbooks and manuals  Ephemerides  Periodicals  Registers (Lists)  Catalogs  Rules  Treaties 
Roles: Composer, Author, Other, Correspondent, Editor, isb, Publisher, plb
Classifications: DA70, 910.41
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A manual of scientific enquiry : prepared for the use of Her Majesty's navy : and adapted for travellers in general by John F. W Herschel( Book )

24 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) played a key role in the creation of the Astronomical Society, and during the 1820’s he began to emerge as Britain’s first modern physical scientist and wrote many important books. He spent the years 1833 to 1838 at the Cape of Good Hope where he made significant discoveries at Britain’s Royal Observatory on the Cape. On his return to England aboard the Windsor Castle, a dinner was given in his honour attended by 400 fellow-scientists and other notables. Within two weeks he had been elevated to the baronetcy at the coronation of Queen Victoria and was hailed as the most eminent scientist in Britain. In 1849 he had published the first edition of this Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry for naval officers, followed by the second edition in 1851. Further editions followed. Here he deals with Astronomy, Botany, Geography and Hydrography, Geology, Mineralogy, Magnetism, Meteorology, Statistics, Tides and Zoology. At time of publication the Admiralty were sending a surveying vessel to New Zealand, and others were already employed in the Torres Straight and in other parts of the world. A new establishment was under consideration for Borneo, and expeditions proposed to go in search of Sir John Franklin. The Navy had cruisers in every sea, and merchantmen were in some cases assisting in the gathering of intelligence and in scientific observations
Narrative of a voyage round the world : performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur during the years 1836-1842 : including details of the naval operations in China from Dec. 1840 to Nov. 1841 by Edward Belcher( Book )

16 editions published between 1843 and 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Edward Belcher (1799-1877) served on, or was in command of, numerous surveys of the coasts of Northern and Western Africa, Ireland, Western America, China, Borneo, the Phillipines, and Formosa. In 1852, he commanded the expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Belcher's account of his circumnavigation commences in February, 1837, in Panama, when he took command of the Royal Navy Ship Sulphur and, together with the RNS Starling, sailed northward to Central America, thence to the Sandwich Islands [Hawaii]. Then sailed back to North America, exploring the Vancouver Island area, then to San Francisco, and south down the coasts of California, and Central America, back to Panama. In 1838, Belcher headed back north, largely repeating the previous cruise, with more stops. Belcher then set sail across the Pacific, visiting Tahiti, Tonga, the New Hebrides, and today's Indonesia. He was then ordered to China, and took part in the naval operations there. Returned to England, via Singapore, Sumatra, Ceylon, Madagascar. Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena and Ascension -- Abe
Apparent places of fundamental stars( )

in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to the Pacific Ocean : undertaken by command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere, performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780 by James Cook( Book )

15 editions published between 1784 and 1785 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entdeckung von Sibirien / Meeting of Frontiers
A descriptive catalogue of the naval manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge by Pepys Library( Book )

in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleet air arm by Great Britain( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2001 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver den engelske Fleet Air Arm herunder indsatsen under 2. verdenskrig
East of Malta, west of Suez; the Admiralty account of the naval war in the eastern Mediterranean, September 1939 to March 1941 by Great Britain( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2001 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Admiral Sir John Fisher by Great Britain( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian war, 1854, Baltic and Black sea; official correspondence by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East of malta, west of Suez : the official Admiralty account of the Mediterranean fleet, 1939-1943 by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian war, 1855, Black sea; official correspondence by Great Britain( Book )

5 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian War, 1855, Baltic, official correspondence by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of naval prize law : founded upon the manual prepared in 1866 by Godfrey Lushington by Thomas Erskine Holland( Book )

8 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructions for the guidance of Her Majesty's naval officers employed in the suppression of the slave trade by Great Britain( Book )

13 editions published between 1844 and 1968 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulations and instructions relating to His Majesty's service at sea by Great Britain( Book )

25 editions published between 1731 and 1826 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters addressed to the Admiralty on the naval and commercial interests of this kingdom ... : recommended to the 1st serious attention of the legislature by Robert Tomlinson( Book )

5 editions published in 1782 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the statutes relating to the admiralty, navy, ships of war, and incidental matters : to the eighth year of King George the Third by Great Britain( Book )

2 editions published in 1768 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the Commissioners for Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great-Britain and Ireland, &c. and of all His Majesty's plantations, &c by Great Britain( Book )

6 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityEngland and Wales. Admiralty

controlled identityGreat Britain. Navy Department

Admiralität (Grande-Bretagne)

Admiralty

Admiralty (Grande-Bretagne)

Admiralty Great Britain

Admiralty-Office.

Amirauté (Grande-Bretagne)

Board of Admiralty

British Admiralty

Grande-Bretagne Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Great Britain. Admiralty.

Great Britain Board of Admiralty

Great Britain Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

Wielka Brytania. Board of Admiralty.

Languages
English (282)

Latin (5)

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Narrative of a voyage round the world : performed in Her Majesty's ship Sulphur during the years 1836-1842 : including details of the naval operations in China from Dec. 1840 to Nov. 1841Fleet air armEast of Malta, west of Suez; the Admiralty account of the naval war in the eastern Mediterranean, September 1939 to March 1941The making of the modern admiralty : British naval policy-making 1805-1927