Discipline and Punishment

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How did the Navy maintain good order in the 20th century?

In the Discipline and Punishment section explore three examples of naval unrest and find out about the lower deck reforms which hoped to resolve the sailor’s grievances. Discover the history of the Regulating Branch which was responsible for discipline both on Royal Navy ships and in shore establishments.

Postcard showing the 'On the Knee' order
'On the Knee' naval order (RNM)