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Queen Street, Portsea. 'Sailortown' Territory

Greenwich Maritime Institute Research Seminar

Dr Rob James, from the Port Towns and Urban Cultures project team, will be delivering a paper entitled, “If there’s one man that I admire, that man’s a British tar”: The Navy, Identity and Leisure in Early-Twentieth Century Britain,” at the Greenwich Maritime Institute on Wednesday the 6th of November, 2013. The paper analyses popular […]

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Sailors and the ‘Invented Traditions’: the views of sailors upon the launching of warships and pageantry in the Royal Navy

During the nineteenth century pageantry became an increasingly important, ritualized facet of the Royal Navy and altered its relationship with the public.[1] Fleet Reviews no longer represented a true ‘inspection’ of the ship by the monarch but were a carefully choreographed spectacle designed to be witnessed by the public.[2] Similarly ship launches moved beyond the […]

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