'Jack's Navy Estimate', 1861
'Jack's Navy Estimate', 1861. John Bull exclaims over the amount of money to be allocated to the Navy, while Jack Tar, scratching his head, says that the men charged with protecting the nation see little of it. In March 1861, Lord Clarence Paget published his Navy Estimates which showed the funds required being some £12m. In the belief that France was pouring funds into her navy to bring it up to the standard of the British Navy, it was essential, said Lord Paget, that increasing funds were made available to the nation's navy to ensure that recent developments in the use of iron for ships were advanced. From Punch, or the London Charivari, March 16, 1861.
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