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Shaping the Royal Navy
Technology, Authority and Naval Architecture, C.1830-1906
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'Shaping the Royal Navy is an impressive piece of scholarship. It is an engagingly written, deftly organised and nicely illustrated volume, its arguments lingering the mind long after the last page has been turned. It is an effective and timely demolition of conventional teleological views asserting the inevitable triumph of scientific engineering against untutored craft and the replacement of patronage by meritocratic professionalism. It deserves to be read with care by all those interested in the history of the reconstruction of the Royal Navy in an age of reform, by historians of technology, and by imperial historians.' Ben Marsden, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, International Journal of Maritime History, February 2017 -- .
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Don Leggett is Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan -- .
Introduction 1. Authority, judgement and the sailor-designer 2. Steam and the management of naval architecture 3. Iron experiments and guaranteeing naval power 4. The Captain catastrophe and the politics of authority 5. A scientific problem of the highest order 6. The politics of management and design 7. Re-engineering naval power Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .