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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 Ordnance Boards Shipping1

The Ordnance Boards Shipping1

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(p.57) 3 The Ordnance Boards Shipping1
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Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War
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David Syrett

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0004

This chapter explores the role of the Board of Ordinance in securing victory for the British during the Seven Years' War. It relates how the Board of Ordinance was a military department under the British government, which chartered the shipping of troops, munitions, and other wartime materials, during the Seven Years' War. It adds that the Board of Ordinance was also responsible for the maintenance of fortifications, as well as the administration of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and corps of engineers.

Keywords:   shipping, Seven Years' War, Board of Ordinance, Royal Regiment of Artillery, corps of engineers, fortifications

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