Now, Mr Secretary, if you and your deputy will go back to your offices,
the Navy will run the blockade. Admiral George,Jr Anderson On brandishing a manual of procedures to Pentagon officials at the
time of the Cuban missile crisis. Recalled on his death, 4 Mar1992.
It is the love of the people; it is their attachment to their government, from
the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious
institution, which gives you your army 168 and your navy, and
infuses into both that liberal obedience, without
which your army would be a base rabble, and your
navy nothing but rotten timber. Edmund Burke On Conciliation with America.
My only great qualification for being put at the head of the navy is that I am
wholly at sea. Edward Henry, Baron Carson c.1916 Quoted in I Colvin Life of Lord Carson (1936),
am the monarch of the sea, The Ruler of the
Queen's Navee, Whose praise Great
Britain loudly chants And we are his
sisters, and his cousins, and his aunts! Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert HMS Pinafore, act1.
When I was a lad I served a term As office boy to an
attorney's firm. I cleaned the
windows and I swept the floor, And I polished up
the handle of the big front door. I polished up that
handle so carefullee That now I am the
Ruler of the Queen's Navee! Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert HMS Pinafore, act 2.
We area one-and-a-half ocean navy with a three- ocean commitment. Thomas Bibb Hayward Congressional testimony, reported in the NewYork
Times, 11 Apr.
England's chief defence depends upon the navy being always ready to
defend the realm against invasion. Philip II c.1555 Submission to the Privy Council while King-Consort