Punch,  40 (1861), 135.

Our Admiralty Tinkers



News-Commentary, Drollery


Military Technology, Steamships, Government

People mentioned:

Baldwin W Walker

    Discusses the Admiralty's apparently wasteful expenditure of money to mend 'worn-out vessels' and other 'needless naval operations'. Stresses that since 'iron men-of-war are rapidly supplanting wooden ones', the cost of repairing ships will be more expensive than ever, and this suggests closer scrutiny of 'our Admiralty tinkers', which Punch agrees to do.

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