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Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years WarThe Sails of Victory$
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David Syrett

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780859897860

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.0001.0001

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The Victualling Board's Shipping, 1755–1762

The Victualling Board's Shipping, 1755–1762

(p.36) 2 The Victualling Board's Shipping, 1755–1762
Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War

David Syrett

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explains the role of the British Victualling Board in securing victory in the Seven Years' War. A subordinate of the British Admiralty, the Victualling Board aimed to procure and distribute all goods required by the Royal Navy to sustain its force. The chapter adds that not only did it provided supplies for ships in European ports, but it also provided support for several vessels stationed in the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, and the Western Hemisphere. The Victualling Board made sure that all British vessels were aptly supplied by securing the aid of merchants and contracting them to supply British vessels stationed overseas.

Keywords:   Victualling Board, Seven Years' War, British Admiralty, Royal Navy, supplies, vessels, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Western Hemisphere

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