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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎284] (427/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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284
Salutes and
flags, 1879-
1882.
service in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. were inefiicient. Thus in July 1883, when a
British vessel was wrecked in the south coast of Arabia and it was desired
to send a ship of war to her assistance, neither of the two vessels then in
the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. could be despatched on this duty because both were in
capable of steaming against the south-west monsoon.
In 1879 the naval regodations in regard to the firing of salutes by
vessels in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. were changed ; this was in consequence, partly,
of a general international reduction of saluting which had taken place on
the introduction of rifled artillery, and partly of a want of uniformity in
practice which had prevailed in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . About the same time
the question of the flying of flags by political officers when cruising on
board men-of-war was also brought under discussion. It seems to have
been decided in the first instance, after consideration by the departments
concerned, that naval salutes in honour of British political officers and of
native rulers or authorities should be practically abolished, but that the
flying of the Viceroy of Indians flag by political officers holding res
ponsible positions should be permitted to continue. The East India sta
tion standing orders of 1882 show, however, that the general restrictions
on saluting were ultimately relaxed in favour of certain native chiefs in
the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
In 1883 the Shales scheme for the creation of a Persian navy was
revived, after having been dormant for many years, and a beginning was
made by ordering two small vessels from Germany.
Maritime security in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , 1880-84.
Piracies off
the coast of
Hasa.
Disorder at sea in the neighbourhood of the Hasa coast, which had
become a serious problem during the last period, was unabated: and it was
clear that no co-operation in repressing it was to be looked for by the
British on the part of the Turkish authorities. One of the latter, the
Wi ali of Baghdad, whose seat was distant hundreds of miles from the (lis*
turbed waters, finally took refuge in a denial of the fact that piracy existed.
An effort was then made to secure the adherence of the Porte to arrange
ments under which action by British vessels in Turkish territorial waters
would be regularised ; but the negotiations were barren of result, finally
in 1881 the British Government, finding no alternative, absolved their naval
commanders in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. from the obligation of respecting the
three mile limit upon the Turkish coast in their operations for the suppression

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

Extent and format
2 volumes (1624 pages)
Arrangement

Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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