An examination of the failures of Napoleon's Navy. Using primary and secondary examination, this paper answers the question of why Napoleon's Navy was such a spectacular failure during the Napoleonic Wars. The paper contends that the French Revolution destroyed the experienced admiralty and thereby doomed the French Navy to failure.
Annen, Dominic, "Tricolor and the Union Jack at Sea: How the French Revolution Decapitated Napoleon's Navy and Thereby Ruined His Ambitions" (2015). Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History). 43.