Great Britain in the Age of Sail: Scarce Resources, Ruthless Actions and Consequences
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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Materials to build ships in the Age of Sail were vast quantities of wood, masts, iron, canvas, hemp, pitch and tar. In the late 1700s, the British began using copper plating on the bottom of their ships. Attaining these materials was essential to the national security for Great Britain so they employed some shrewd methods to procure them. This led to negative consequences for Britain. The background of these key shipbuilding resources, to include where Britain obtained its naval stores, as well as Britains ruthless actions and their consequences will be explored through historical data. The key shipbuilding resources had a direct impact on Britains national strategy and policy decisions.
- Marine Engineering
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Humanities and History