The 1869 cruise of the Reserve Fleet
The 1869 cruise of the Reserve Fleet


The Royal Navy
The Royal Navy


The Royal Navy stationed older capital ships round the coast of Britain and Ireland, where they served as bases for the Coastguard, and as training ships for the Royal Naval Reserve, founded in 1859. Once a year these vessels came together to make a short training cruise as the Reserve Fleet. The following articles from The Times newspaper refer to the cruise of this fleet in May 1869 (the first time that men of the Royal Naval Reserve participated in such a cruise).


Extracts from the Times newspaper
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