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Although the data in these pages only just touches the tip of the pile of data collected and much of it never seen in the public domain, and certainly not by the Ganges Association or by their Museum, even this small amount will be enough to engage ones mind and time for a lengthy period necessitating several visits.

It comes from exactly twenty eight different and separate sources, twenty two of them in some form of archive including the national archives, and the other six sources are in private collectors hands, and all of it published with approval.  Many pictures have come from magazines and newspapers which were vogue in the late Victorian period but have long ago ceased to publish. Please note that what you see here is copyright to me and should not be copied or re-used without my express permission.

The manuscript which is voluminous, tells of the little known stories of the lower deck, and in many strange ways, compliments rather than fights, the ubiquitous stories of our officers and the upper deck, bringing to the fore, a well rounded understanding of the Royal Navy.

By and large, I have added new data to the 'skeleton of boys training' which I researched and published several years ago. To give you a good lead into this newly researched data, I suggest that before you proceed, you read at least some of my 'old' work, and almost as a prerequisite to understanding " boys' in the Royal Navy" I recommend these two files



BOYS TRAINING IN THE LAST HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY - excellent pictures of Ganges in Falmouth

They alone are enough for one visit to my site, and they should whet your appetite to carry on to learning more.  I guarantee, that probably for the first time ever, when you have finished the course, you will understand more fully the subject of


   I strongly recommend that you also read, possibly over several weeks, my web file called GANGES COMPENDIUM - much reduced from former times!

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