Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Royal Navy vs. the world
The Royal Navy, while it seemed powerful, was wasting away in its seeming time of glory. While its ships were new, designed by Sir Tomas Slade, its tactics were an even more regulated and twisted version of Fighting Instructions. Its Leaders didn't dare defy its garbled rules, even if it was just because they were there. Until John Clerk. It was his tactics that Rodney used, if only partially, at the battle of the saints. His tactics that were the basics of those used by nelson. And speaking of Nelson, you can see his flagship at Portsmouth, England. If you want more on Victory, I'll do an entire post on her one of these days, so tune in for that! That's all,Christopher.