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Yellow Jack and the WormBritish Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748$
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Duncan Crewe

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780853232674

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317361

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(p.297) Chapter 9 Conclusion
Yellow Jack and the Worm
Liverpool University Press

This concluding chapter summarizes the main themes covered in the preceding discussions. The main function of all naval administration is to provide the support services that enable warships to carry out their assigned operational tasks. In the Caribbean, this involved protecting British trade, attacking enemy commerce, and carrying out operations against Spanish, and later, French colonies. The question now arises as to why it was difficult to keep the islands supplied. Some answers to the question are proposed. The ambiguous attitude to the navy of the islanders is also considered.

Keywords:   British navy, naval administration, Caribbean, islanders

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