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The Sailor Zoo and Farm in Portsmouth: Re-enchantment and Necessity (Part 1 of 2) - Port Towns and Urban Cultures
In 1832 the Fourth Sea Lord of the Admiralty suggested there was a need for ‘theoretical instruction’ in gunnery. Thus what had been previously considered an art became a science.[1] Marine artillery embraced the science and technology of the age, and this modernisation of gunnery was aligned with a transition from sail to steam ships. …