Admiral Lord Keith and the Naval War against Napoleon (New by Kevin D. Mccranie

By Kevin D. Mccranie

Lord Keith, a Scottish admiral who rose to prominence serving His Majesty from 1761 to 1815, ended his occupation via overseeing Napoleon’s give up in 1815. Born George Keith Elphinstone, Keith at one time or one other held approximately each very important command within the British army, and his tale illustrates the navy’s background in the course of the Age of struggling with Sail.
          McCranie’s ebook is the 1st glossy biography of Keith, who discovered the paintings of commanding unmarried ships and small squadrons throughout the American Revolution. Keith finally commanded 4 significant fleets—the japanese Seas, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, and the Channel. although he by no means led a fleet into conflict, Keith supported joint operations with the British military and its allies whereas at the same time preserving command of the ocean and making sure the unfastened passage of commerce.
          a talented administrator, who from time to time managed greater than 2 hundred ships over hundreds of thousands of sq. miles of ocean, Keith effectively navigated the political and social waters besides. Drawing on greater than 100,000 deepest and public documents, McCranie files Keith’s dealings with the British executive, the Royal relatives, the Admiralty, the French govt, the French army, the British military, and Britain’s allies. 
Citing letters Keith wrote to his spouse, his sister, his oldest daughter, and his father, to whom he defined his first impressions of the military, the writer bargains a private portrait and narrative of a career-conscious officer who fearful approximately what others considered him. This e-book will attract historians of the Royal military, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic period, in addition to fanatics of the Age of scuffling with Sail. 
 

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An hour later, at half past four, the Dutch captain struck his colors. The vessel Elphinstone had captured was the Rotterdam (50) with three hundred men, eleven days out of the Netherlands. 58 In March, Elphinstone sailed from Cork to America escorting a convoy transporting three regiments of infantry and four hundred recruits. On their voyage the Warwick captured two small prizes, and the convoy arrived without incident at Charleston on 4 June. Elphinstone landed the three regiments of infantry and escorted the remainder of the convoy to Portsmouth, Virginia.

Toulon and Marseilles had revolted against the French National Convention in July as part of a reaction against its radical policies. The Convention reacted swiftly, sending an army to crush the rebellion. Delegations from Marseilles and Toulon petitioned Hood for assistance, but negotiations were so slow that Marseilles fell to Republican forces before an agreement was reached. m. on 28 August the Robust and five other warships stood into the outer roadstead at Toulon. Aboard these ships were all the soldiers and marines in the fleet along with additional sailors to man the harbor batteries.

The Convention reacted swiftly, sending an army to crush the rebellion. Delegations from Marseilles and Toulon petitioned Hood for assistance, but negotiations were so slow that Marseilles fell to Republican forces before an agreement was reached. m. on 28 August the Robust and five other warships stood into the outer roadstead at Toulon. Aboard these ships were all the soldiers and marines in the fleet along with additional sailors to man the harbor batteries. Elphinstone oversaw the landing operation, and the British quickly took control of the city’s defenses.

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