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Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Duncan Crewe


Between 1739 and 1742, Britain's major war effort against Spain was concentrated in the Caribbean. This book sets out to examine the problems involved in operating and administering the overseas naval bases at the heart of this effort. Drawing largely on unpublished archive material, it paints a detailed picture of the organization and development of the yard facilities at Jamaica and English Harbour, as well as examining the problems of manning and supplying the ships stationed there. Making extensive use of ships' muster books, the author provides a quantitative assessment of the problems of ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, yard organization, yard development, Jamaica, English Harbour, manning ships, supplying ships, muster books, sickness, desertion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780853232674
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317361


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Crewe, author