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The Story of the "Britannia" - The training ship for naval cadets. With some account of previous methods of naval education, and of the new scheme of 1903.
THE principal object of the preface in a volume of this nature is to acknowledge the assistance received from various persons; the title speaks for itself, and but little is necessary by way of introduction. The material for the account of the Naval Academy and the old Naval College has been obtained, with very little exception, from official documents. There is, unfortunately, a considerable period which is not covered by any papers to be found in the Record Office; possibly the records of this period are in existence somewhere, but I have not been able to discover them. I hope, however, that such information as I have succeeded in obtaining about this establishment, of which so little is generally known, may be of interest. In dealing with the Britannia, I have thought it necessary to include some account of the various modifications which have taken place from time to time in the examinations and general regulations affecting the entry of cadets, as illustrating the official ideas which have prevailed at different periods concerning the education of young naval officers. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 46788
Author: Statham, Edward Phillips
Release Date: Sep 6, 2014
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