The demography of the Victorian Navy


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7 October | 3.30pm-4.30pm
National Maritime Museum, Caird Library & Archive

Join us for this free Caird Library research seminar from David Sheppard, independent scholar. Members of the Museum, adult learners, independent researchers and members of the public are all welcome to attend the seminars. No booking is necessary!

The national censuses have been used to create databases of occupation, birthplace, age and marital status for all the men in almost all of the Royal Navy’s ships that were in commission in 1861, 1881 and 1901. Analyses of these databases show that the demography of the Royal Navy changed greatly, both geographically and over time, in response to Admiralty policy and variations in the social and economic conditions around the British Isles.