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Dr Roger Morriss



Science, Utility and Maritime Power. Samuel Bentham in Russia, 1779-1791, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2015.

The Foundations of British Maritime Ascendency 1755-1815. Resources, Logistics and the State,, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Naval Power and British Culture, 1760-1850: Public Trust and Government Ideology, Ashgate, 2004.

The Channel Fleet and the Blockade of Brest 1793-1801., Ashgate (Navy Records Society), 2001.

with Duffy M, The Glorious First of June 1794: A Naval Battle and its Aftermath, University of Exeter Press, 2001.

Cockburn and the British navy in Transition. Sir George Cockburn, 1772-1853, London, Exeter University Press, 1997.

Nelson. The Life and Letters of a Hero, London, 1996.

Guide to British Naval Papers in North America, London, 1994.

The Royal Dockyards during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Leicester, 1983.


Promise of Power. The British Maritime Economy and the State in the eighteenth century., Transactions of the Naval Dockyards Society, vol. 7, 2010, 49-56

Benthamism in the Royal Dockyards and British public culture, 1750-1850., Transactions of the Naval Dockyards Society, vol. 4, 2008, 21-26

Victims, pariahs and survivors. The shaping of the Government workforce, 1815-1830, Transactions of the Naval Dockyards Society, vol. 3, 2007, 75-80

The supply of casks and staves to the Royal Navy, 1770-1815., The Mariner's Mirror, no. 93, 2007, 43-50

Colonisation, conquest and the supply of food and transport. The reorganisation of logistics management, 1780-1795., War in History, no. 14, 2007, 310-324

The office of the Inspector General of Naval Works and technological innovation in the royal dockyards., Transactions of the Naval Dockyards Society, vol. 1, 2006, 21-30

Experience or yarn? The journal of William Davidson and the propaganda war against the Barbery States of North Africa., Archives, vol. 23, 1998, 30-40

The Papers of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), Archives, vol. 20, 1992, 104-105

The Papers of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), Historical Research, vol. 159, 1992, 111-112


St Vincent and Reform, 1801-1804, The Mariner's Mirror, vol. 69, 1983, 269-290

Samuel Bentham and the Management of the Royal Dockyards 1796-1807, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, vol. 64, 1981, 226-240

Labour Relations in the Royal; Dockyards, 1801-1805, The Mariner's Mirror, vol. 61, 1976, 337-346


The British Fiscal-Military State in the late Eighteenth Century. A naval historical perspective., in Graham A, Walsh P (eds) The British Fiscal-Military States, 1660-c.1783, Ashgate Publishing, 2016, 1-290

High exertions and difficult cases: the work of the Transport Agent at Portsmouth and Southampton, 1795-1797, in Harding R, Doe H (eds) Naval Leadership and Management, 1650-1950, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2012, 95-107

Crew Management and Mutiny: The case of Minerve, 1796-1802, in Coats AV, MacDougall P (eds) The Naval Mutinies of 1797, Unity and Perseverance, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2011, 107-119

La Royal Navy pendant la guerre revolutionnaire francaise., in La Paix D'Amiens, Amiens: , 2005

The Victualling of the British Fleet in the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth Century, in Cortis T, Gambin T (eds) De Triremibus. Festschrift in honour of Joseph Muscat, Publishers Enterprises Group (PEG) Ltd, 2005, 679-692

with Duffy M, The Glorious First of June 1794: The British View of the Actions of 28, 29 May and 1 June 1794, in Duffy M, Morriss R (eds) The Glorious First of June: A Naval Battle and its Aftermath, University of Exeter Press, 2001, 46-100

British Maritime Supremacy in 1800: the causes and its consequences, in Revista Napoleonica 1-2/2000: Sites and memories of the Napoleonic Historical Legacy, Alessandria: , 2000, 193-201

Charles Middleton, Lord Barham, 1726-1813, in LeFevre P, Harding R (eds) Precursors of Nelson. British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century, London: Chatham Publishing, 2000, 301-323

British naval strategy and the campaign in the Chesapeake during the war of 1812 with the United States, in Les Marines Francaise et Britannique Face aux Etats-Unis de la Guerre d'Independence a la Guerre de Secession (1776-1865), , 1999

La Bataille D'Aboukir vue par les Anglais, in Cahiers de la Mediterranee. Bonaparte, les iles Mediterraneenes et L'appel de L'Orient, Nice: , 1999

Military Men fall out. Wellington, Cockburn and the last Lord High Admiral, 1827-8, in Woolgar CM (eds) Wellington Studies III, Southampton: , 1999, 117-135

Government and Community. The changing context of labour relations, 1770-1830, in Lunn K, Day A (eds) History of Work and Labour Relations in the Royal Dockyards, London: Mansell Publishing, 1999, 21-40

British Naval Papers inNorth America: Research Opportunities, in Cogar WD (eds) New Interpretations in Naval History, Annapolis: United States Naval Academy, 1995

The Admiralty and the East India Company, 1770-1820, in Marine SHDL (eds) Les Flottes des Compagnies desIndies 1600-1857, Vincennes,Paris: , 1995, 255-263

The Age of Revolution, in Merve PVD (eds) Nelson. An Illustrated History, Greewnich: National Maritime Museum, 1995, 12-25

Problems affecting the maintenance of the British fleet in the Mediterranean, 1793-1815, in Francais et Anglais en Mediterranee de la Revolution francaise a l'independence de la Grece, 1789-1830, Vincennes: Service Historique de la Marine, 1992

Sir George Cockburn and the Management of the Royal Navy, 18141-6, in Duffy M (eds) Parameters of British Naval Power, Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1992

Industrial Relations at Plymouth Dockyard, 1770-1820, in al MDE (eds) New Maritime History of Devon, London: Conway Maritime Press, 1992, 216-223

Practicality and Prejudice. The Blockade Strategy and Naval Medicine during the French Revolutionary War, 1793-1801., in Merve PVD (eds) Science and the French and british Navies, 1700-1850, 2003: National Maritime Museum

No common being: Nelson's character and relationships., in Nelson. An Illustrated History, Greenwich: , 114-143

The merest boy: Nelson's early career, 1758-94, in Nelson. An Ilustrated History, 1995: National Maritime Museum, 62-81


Captain Cook. Master of the Seas, Britain and the World, Yale University Press, 2010

with R and Wilcox (1) Knight, (2) Macdonald J, (1) Sustaining the Fleet, 1793-1815: War, the British Navy and the Contractor State (2) The British Navy's Victualling Board, 1793-1815: Management Competence and Incompetence, Internatioanl Journal of Maritime History, The Boydell Press, 2010

The Emergence of Britain's Global Naval Supremacy.The War of 1739-1748, The Mariner's Mirror ?, vol. 97, no. 4, The Boydell Press, 2010, 368-369

War, Nationalism and the British Sailor, 1750-1850, H-Albion, Palgrave,MacMillan, 2009

Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Expeditions to the Baltic Sea 1715-1727, International Journal of Maritime History, vol. 23, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2009

The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British and French Navies 1650-1815, International Journal of Maritime History, no. 2009, University of Nebraska Press, 2009, 453-454

Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War. The Sails of Victory., History, vol. 94, no. 316, University of Eeter Press, 2008, 538-538

Educating the Royal Navy: eighteenth and nineteenth century education for officers, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Routledge, 2007

Boys at Sea: Sodomy, Indecency and Courts Martial in Nelson's Navy, International Journal of Maritime History, vol. 20, no. 2, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 457-459

The Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667). International Raison D'Etat, Mercantilism and Maritime Strife, War in History, Verloren, 2006

Gunpowder, Expolosives and the State. A Technological History, History, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2006

Flagships of Imperialism. The PandO company and the politics of empire from its origins to 1867, History, vol. 93, no. 310, Manchester University Press, 2006, 291-292

The British Whaling Trade, The Mariner's Mirror ?, no. 2006?, International Maritime Economic History Association, 2005

with Czisnik M, R Knight, A Lambert, J Sugden, C White, Five Recent Biographies of Nelson, History in Focus, Institute of Historical Research, 2005

Five Recent Biographies of Nelson, History in Focus, Institute of Historical Research, 2005

The Business of Empire: The East India Company and Imperial Britain, 1756-1833, History, vol. 93, no. 311, Cambridge University Press, 2005, 404-405

English/British Naval History to 1815. A Guide to the Literature, History, Praeger Publishers, an imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004

A Frigate of King George. Life and duty on a British Man-of-War 1807-29, The Mariner's Mirror ?, I.B.Taurus, 2001

HMS Victory. Her Construction, Career and Restoration, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Chatham Publishing, 1999

The East India Company and the provinces in the eighteenth century. I. Portsmouth and the East India Company 1700-1815, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Edwin Mellor Press, 1999

The Pen and Ink Sailor. Charles Middleton and the King's Navy 1778-1813, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Frank Cass, 1998

A Thirst for Glory. The Life of Sir Sidney Smith, The Mariner's Mirror?, Aurum Press, 1996

Europe and the Sea, English Historical Review, Blackwell Publishers, 1996

Nelson: A personal history, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Viking, 1994

A Management Odyssey, English Historical Review, University Press of America, 1994

Building the Wooden Walls, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Conway Maritime Press, 1991

Anglo-Dutch Mercantile Marine Relations 1700-1850, English Historical Review, vol. 110, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1991, 209-210

The Royal Dockyards 1690-1850. Architecture and Engineering Works of the sailing navy, The Mariner's Mirror, Scolar press, Gower Publishing Company, 1989

Military Planning for the Defense of the United Kingdom, English Historical Review, vol. 109, Greenwood Press, 1989, 215-216

Lisbon as a Port Town, the British Seaman and other maritime themes, English Historical Review, University of Exeter press, 1988

The Journal of Rochefort Macquire, 1852-1854. Two Years at point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in the search for Sir John Franklin, English Historical Review, vol. 107, Hakluyt Society, 1988

Naval Records for Genealogists, Archives, vol. 15, The Public Record Office, HMSO, 1988, 106-107

A People of the Sea. The Maritime History of the Channel Islands, English Historical Review, Methuen, 1986

The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy, Times Literary Supplement, no. 4,367, Collins, 1986

A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World, 1791-1795, by George Vancouver, English Historical Review, Hakluyt Society, 1984


The Pacific since Magellan. II: Monopolist and Freebooters., The Mariner's Mirror ?, Croom Helm, 1983

Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the G.W.Blunt White Library at the Mystic Seaport Museum, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Mystic Seaport Museum, 1983



Merchant shippingand War. A Study of Defence Planning in Twentieth Century Britain, The Mariner's Mirror?, Royal Historical Society, 1982

Newfoundland Discovered. English attempts at Colonisation, 1610-1630, The Mariner's Mirror ?, Hakluyt Society, 1982

Archives and Manuscripts: Maps and Architectural Drawings, The Mariner's Mirror, Society of American Archivists, 1982, 59-60

Three Brothers at Havana, The Mariner's Mirror, Michael Russell (Publishing ) Ltd, 1981

Three Brothers at Havana, The Mariner's Mirror, Michael Russel (Publishing ) Ltd, 1981