The role of naval bases in maritime operations in the Mediterranean during the 18th century

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Date(s) - 24 March
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

National Maritime Museum Greenwich


Naval Dockyards Society

Twenty-Second Annual Conference

Saturday 24 March 2018 National Maritime Museum Greenwich 11–4.30

The role of naval bases in maritime operations in the Mediterranean during the 18th century

This conference will examine the role of littoral and offshore naval facilities (dockyards, anchorages, naval hospitals, hospital ships, guardships, etc) of the Royal Navy and other naval powers whose ships operated in the Mediterranean during the long 18th century (1688–1815). It will explore the nature of these facilities in the heavily contested Mediterranean. How significant were Royal Navy facilities to British defeat or victory? How did they compare with facilities constructed by other naval powers operating within the Mediterranean?

REGISTRATION 9.30-11.00 Conference delegates Coffee/Tea/Biscuits

Conference Speakers 11.00–4.30

Jane Bowden-Dan, Victualling ‘Nelson’s Navy’ from anchorages in the Mediterranean during the French Wars, especially the Napoleonic period, 1803–1815

Gareth Cole, The role and establishments of British Ordnance Yards in the Mediterranean during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Jim Humberstone, Momentous Moves: Nelson’s Traverse of the Middle Sea, 4 May to 1/2 August 1798.

Philip MacDougall, The Naval Dockyard of Istanbul and its role in the failed attempt to thwart Greek Independence, 1770–1827

Ian Stafford, Strategy and the Forward Base: Lissa 1808 to 1814

Catherine Scheybeler, Spain’s eighteenth-century naval base at Cartagena: Exploring the relationship between naval strategy and modernising naval infrastructure.

Cost:   £45.00 includes buffet lunch, teas and coffees; £40.00 NDS members, retired, unwaged

£20.00 FT students

Booking form Mediterranean Conference March 2018

Please return form and cheque by 10 March 2018 to the Treasurer: David Jenkins, 5 Beeby Way, Carlton, Bedfordshire, MK43 7LW