Nore Naval Mutiny

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Historical Context Note

The Nore Mutiny erupted on 12th May 1797 in imitation of the Spithead Mutiny, which at that stage was still unresolved. The Nore was a marshalling point for vessels off the coast at Chatham in the Thames estuary and the Nore Mutiny involved such ships as happened to be there, rather than a particular Fleet, which was to a degree a floating community within which there was considerable collective understanding. Nonetheless, following the Spithead example, the Nore mutineers remained very disciplined. They added to the Spithead demands the right to shore leave when in port, a fairer distribution of prize money (which they felt went disproportionately to the higher ranks), and advance wages for impressed men (so they could give s…

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Clark, Robert. "Nore Naval Mutiny". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2009
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