LEAN’S ROYAL NAVY LIST, (1901) CONTAINING SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST …. FOR OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES ON THE ACTIVE AND RETIRED LISTS.

Lean, Lt.Col. Francis, RMLI.


£150.00




Witherby, 1st.ed., (No. 95), July, 1901. Xxviii + 480 pp. (in fact many more, as several pages are sub-divided into letters of the alphabet), 4-page blue-paper Addendum. Original pict. paper wrappers. 24 x 15cm. Spine surface worn with loss o/w V.G. Lt.Col. Francis Lean of the Royal Marines Light Infantry, established his Navy List in 1878 and it was published quarterly until it became an annual publication in 1913. The quarterly issues appeared in January, April, July and October (occasionally the second and fourth were dated March and November). ‘Supported by the Admiralty’ appeared on the cover and title-page from July 1901 to October 1906. This, the 95th issue, appeared in July 1901 and contains not only details of all the officers of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the Reserves, etc., both active and retired, but also details of all the ships of the fleet in the final year of Victoria’s reign, together with their officers and station, and a black border message from Edward VII at Osborn, regarding the death of his mother. In addition, contents include cadets under training in BRITANNIA, ships under construction, famous battleships, dockyard staff, RNR drill ships, medals and awards, Greenwich Hospital, other naval hospitals, merchant cruisers, New South Wales Defence Force, naval prisons (Bodmin, Lewes & Portsmouth), holders of the Victoria Cross, and personnel from chaplains to carpenters ; surgeons to boatswains. Ironically, the Admiral of the Fleet at this time was the German Emperor and King of Prussia, William II. Other names of prominence include Fisher, Arthur Knyvet Wilson, Kerr, Beresford, Beatty, Jellicoe, and many others to become household names in the years ahead. Scarce in original wrappers.


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