Archive Results For: Baltic

Some Peculiar Swedish Coast-Defence Vessels of the Period 1762-1808 Part II

By J. Hagg

The Udema, which carried all its heavy guns amidships, either on the open deck or in a covered battery which was so narrow that it left room for the rowers outboard. In the type which had the guns on the open deck the oars were placed in crutches, and to use the guns and train […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

Some Old Time Ship Pictures Part III Two Fifteenth Century Fishing Vessels

By R. Morton Nance

Writing in his Glossaire Nautique, concerning various ancient pictures of ships of unnamed types that had come under his observation, Jal describes one, not illustrated by him, in terms equivalent to these:- “The work of the engraver, Israel van Meicken (end of the 15th century) includes a ship of handsome appearance; of middling tonnage ; […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | North Sea | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Art & Music | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Some Peculiar Swedish Coast-Defence Vessels of the Period 1762-1808 Part I

By J. Hagg

In the year 1762 it was proposed by General-Lieutenant Augustin Ehrensvard and Chief Constructor H. af Chapman, to build four different kinds of ship to be propelled by both sails and oars. These vessels, which were known, according to their type, as Hemmemas, Turumas, Udemas or Pofamas, were much used in the war of 1788-90 […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

A German Pirate of the Sixteenth Century

By John Leyland

A manuscript in the state library at Hamburg describes the defeat of the notorious pirate Martin Pechelyn of Fehmarn by two Hanseatic traders in 1526. The record was compiled by one Hans Reckemann or Regkmann from an account by Gerd Korffmaker, who was present at the fight. The traders were bound for Trave and fell […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Note: A Sixteenth Century Ship of Lubeck

By C L

The author equates the German names of the artillery aboard the ship described in MM Volume 2, Issue 5 with their English equivalents. There appears to be a correlation with the commonly known English guns such as the demi-culverin and saker. Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Navies | Weapons

Note: A Sixteenth Century Ship of Lubeck

By R Morton Nance and R C Anderson

The authors reproduce a drawing of a 148 gun Lubeck ship Der Alder, which the inscription appears to suggest was built in 1566. Having examined the drawing in some detail they then point out that some of the features in its rigging etc. seem very advanced for the mid-Sixteenth Century. As there are a number […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Ships Earlier than 1500 A.D.

By L. Arenhold

A survey based on the material available in old drawings from chronicles, books, seals, coins, the Bayeux tapestry and two surviving boats from the first millennium each of them having been dug out of a moor; one in a museum at Kiel dating from the 4th Century and the other, the Viking boat at Christiania. […] Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Baltic | Late Middle Ages | Antiquity | English Channel | High Middle Ages | North Sea | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Art & Music | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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