Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation is based primarily on the manuscript sources pertaining to the Leeward Islands station between 1784 and 1812 found in the Public Record Office. Its thesis is quite simple: Discipline in the Royal Navy in the age of sail was maintained in much the same fashion that law and order was enforced in the localities of eighteenth-century England. In short, justice afloat was administered according to the principles and practices used in the system of criminal law ashore.
Byrn, John D. Jr, "Crime and Punishment in the Royal Navy: Discipline on the Leeward Islands Station, 1784-1812 (England)." (1987). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 4345.