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Great Britain Admiralty

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Works: 5,922 works in 9,230 publications in 2 languages and 31,793 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Naval history  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Ephemerides  Registers (Lists)  Catalogs  Rules  Treaties 
Roles: Composer, Author, Other, Editor, isb, plb, Publisher, Correspondent
Classifications: DA70, 910.41
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Russian war, 1855, Black sea; official correspondence by Great Britain( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 1954 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

25 editions published between 1843 and 2005 in English and held by 307 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
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
Apparent places of fundamental stars( )

in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleet air arm by Great Britain( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2001 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver den engelske Fleet Air Arm herunder indsatsen under 2. verdenskrig
A descriptive catalogue of the naval manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge by Pepys Library( Book )

5 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

9 editions published between 1943 and 2001 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 175 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 162 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

The nautical almanac and astronomical ephemeris for the year by Great Britain( )

in English and held by 140 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 103 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

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

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 27 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

Telegraphic signals for the use of His Majesty's fleet by Great Britain( Book )

4 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 24 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 (313)

Latin (5)

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A manual of scientific enquiry : prepared for the use of Her Majesty's navy : and adapted for travellers in generalFleet 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