Archive Results For: Atlantic

Note: Richard Mount, London Shipowner

By Mark Howard

There were complications for the owner of shares, like Mount who owned shares in a series of large  commercial sailing vessels. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Document: The Wartime Diaries of Convoy Signalman George Robins

By Nick Robins

A personal record of life as a convoy signaller  in merchant convoys during the second World War. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | WW2
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

The Tip of the Spear: Captain Henry Hotham and the blockade of Brest and L’Orient

By Martin Robson

The diaries of Captain the Honourable Henry Hotham from 1810 and 1811 reveal the conditions at sea during the blockade he kept of Brest and L’Orient, which required exceptional fortitude and seamanship. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship

NOTE: The Wreck of the ‘Apostle’ San Bartolomé (1597)

By José Luis Casaban

The location of this Spanish wreck dating from 1597 has been disputed, but documentary evidence reconstructs the events which led to its loss. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Navies

Note: The Wreck of the ‘Apostle’ San Bartolomé (1597)

By José Luis Casabán

An examination of the possible sites of the wreck of the post-Armada San Bartolomé and its eventual location at Mundaka Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Navies

Note: The Use of Chronometers to Determine Longitude on East India Company Voyages

By Simon C. Davidson

Evidence that a chronometer was used on early commercial voyages to determine longitude. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Note:The Galician Lugsail: An old form of fore-and-aft sail

By Jesús Blanco-García

An explanation of the characteristics of the lugsail still used in Galicia Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

Diseases Spread by Sea: Health Services and the Ports of the Canary Islands in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

By Juan Manuel Santana-Pérez

In the Canary Islands the sea was as a defence against disease. There was a constant fear of epidemics arriving by sea, not only because of the potentially high death toll, but because it could have a seriously detrimental effect on trade. As well as the local impact of disease, health control was important because […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Popular Topics | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Health at Sea
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Refining the Steam Coaster: Scotland’s contribution

By Roy Fenton

This article explores the origins and development of a small but significant type of merchant ship, the bulk-carrying steam coaster. They were built in considerable numbers, made an important contribution to industrialization, and their design is largely perpetuated in modern motor coasters, but they have not been well served by shipping historians. An analysis is […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

The Bentinck Boom: its history and probable misattribution

By Frank Scott

The Bentinck boom was a common labour-saving feature in Greenland whalers and British coastal craft in the nineteenth century, notably the collier brigs. Its design, advantages and limitations are all discussed, as is its interesting etymology, and the probability that its invention has been incorrectly attributed to Captain John Bentinck RN as a result of […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

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