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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.285) Chapter 8 Ordnance
Yellow Jack and the Worm
Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on the provision of ordnance stores in the Caribbean. The Board of Ordnance ensured that ships fitting for the West Indies had a full quota of guns and stores and, periodically, dispatched a supply of expendable stores to replenish those which had been consumed. The main problem in supplying stores to Jamaica and the Leeward Islands was the organization of convoys. The chapter discusses how the failure of the Admiralty to work out a system whereby the escorts and the storeships were ready at the same time caused unnecessary delays, which exacerbated the shortages that occurred in the Caribbean.

Keywords:   Board of Ordnance, navy ships, ship supplies, guns, ordnance stores, convoys, Jamaica, Leeward Islands

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