The Great Anglo-Russian Naval Alliance of the Eighteenth Century and Beyond
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234 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

30 b/w, 26 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Great Anglo-Russian Naval Alliance of the Eighteenth Century and Beyond

by Philip MacDougall

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Examines Naval co-operation between Britain and Russia and the often underappreciated prowess of the Russian navy.
Naval co-operation between Britain and Russia continued throughout the eighteenth century, with Britain providing huge assistance to the growth of Russia's navy, and Russia making an essential but often overlooked contribution to Britain's maritime power in the period. From 1698 when Tsar Peter the Great served briefly as a trainee shipwright at Deptford dockyard Russia recruited British, often Scottish, shipwrights, engineers, naval officers and naval surgeons who both helped build up the Russian navy and who were also key advisers to the Russian navy at sea. At the same time, naval stores from Russia, especially after Britain lost the American colonies, were vital for the maintenance of Britain's fleet. Moreover, as this book argues, Russian naval power was much more formidable than is often realised, with the Russian navy active alongside the British fleet in the North Sea and winning decisive battles against the Ottoman navy in the Mediterranean, including the battles of Çeşme in 1770 and Navarino in 1827. Britain did well to have Russia as a naval ally rather than an enemy. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this important subject, at a time when Britain's relationship with Russia is of considerable concern.
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface
1. Peter Mikhailov Travels to England
2.The First Entente Cordiale
3.Naval Collaboration
4. Harmony in Trade
5.Growing Naval Affinity under Three Empresses
6.Trade, Aid and Logistical Support
7.The Onset of Total War
8.The French Revolutionary War
9.The War Against Napoleon
10.Endgame
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Philip MacDougall was formerly a Lecturer in the Department of Economic History at the University of Kent. He is the author and editor of several books on maritime history, including The Naval Mutinies of 1797 (Boydell, 2011), Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800 (Boydell, 2014) and Islamic Seapower during the Age of Fighting Sail (Boydell, 2017).

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Title Details

234 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

30 b/w, 26 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press