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The Naval AcademyMany myths have grown up around the Sailing Navy of Nelson's Day, specially concerning the quality of life afloat.
17 March 2001
Challenging the myths about the Sailing Navy
This seminar challenged some of those myths and offerd a more balanced picture of this key period in our maritime history.
It included a guided visit to the Museum's new exhibition, The Sailing Navy.
10:30 : Coffee and registration
11:00 : Lecture One : Britannia's Bulwarks
The ships, men and operations of the Sailing Navy
Colin White, Deputy Director, Royal Naval Museum
12:00 : Guided visit to 'The Sailing Navy' Exhibition
12:45 : Lunch break
13:30 : Lecture Two : Feeding the Fleet
A discussion of the quality of food in the Sailing Navy
Matthew Sheldon, Curator of Manuscripts, Royal Naval Museum
14:30 : Lecture Three : The Hot Press of 1803 - Challenging the myths of the Press Gang
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