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    Default Court martials in Liverpool

    The photograph is of HMS Eagle in Brunswick Dock. It is a small photograph I picked up many years ago. Not particularly eyecatching as an image, it was only when I read the pencil note on the back that I realised that here was a forgotten history of Liverpool. The pencil note reads:Court martial held [...]


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    Great image Colin, thanks again.

    Is the berth Salthouse, rather than Brunswick dock?

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    Hi Dazza, The inscription says Brunswick - and the small bit of photographic info looks more like it. Your postcard is probably an earlier berthing - according to my research, HMS Eagle was moved to Brunswick in 1904.

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    Colin, it may help that I have found this...

    Admirality Courts Martial cases and files
    Series Reference ADM 156. I hope you can see the summery here...

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/c...method=5#admin

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    "Herbert, worried that they might try to scuttle the steamer, ordered his men to open fire with small arms, killing all except six on the Nicosian."

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