From 'Amphibious Operations: The Projection of Sea Power Ashore' by Colonel M.H.H. Evans - one of the Brassey's Sea Power series of books

Admiral Fisher contemplated the establishment of a flotilla of suitable craft for landings, but few were built. There was no support for a proposal in 1905 that the Royal Marines should form a force in readiness, trained to disembark rapidly on a hostile shore.

What were the craft that were built and what ideas did Fisher have on what was needed?

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