Archive Results For: Internal Waterways

A Ticklish Craft’: Viewing Britain’s empire from inside a birch-bark canoe in the eighteenth century

By T. Kurt Knoerl

At the end of the French and Indian War elements of the British Empire moved quickly into the western Great Lakes and central Canada in an effort to partake in and control the lucrative fur trade. To do this both the British army and fur traders adopted a piece of Native American technology: birch-bark canoes. […] Read More

Filed under: Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

Book Review-‘Coffins of the Brave: Lake shipwrecks of the War of 1812’ by Kevin J. Crisman (ed.)

By John R.Grodzinski

The Royal Navy and the US Navy devoted considerable resources in creating sizeable freshwater fleets during the Anglo-American War of 1812; so it comes as little surprise that interest in the wrecks of the warships that were lost, scuttled or abandoned on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain is strong with nautical archaeologists. The 14 […] Read More

Filed under: War of 1812 | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Archaeology | Battles & Tactics | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

‘Zeal Intelligence and Intrepidity’: Naval irregular warfare and the War of 1812 on the Lakes

By Benjamin Armstrong

The history of the War of 1812 has been dominated by scrutiny of the duelling frigates, squadron actions, and the British blockade of American ports. Yet, during the con ict from 1812 to 1815, sailors and marines were just as likely to be involved in maritime raiding operations and other irregular missions as they were […] Read More

Filed under: War of 1812 | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Navies

Low Labour Intensity and Overmanning in the Royal Dockyards, 1815–1914

By James Haas

Low labour productivity and overmanning were a very old and intractable problem in the royal dockyards, but only acquired political prominence in the later nineteenth century. This article examines the working practices of the dockyards and the political ramifications of the poor working practices. In time of war large numbers of men are required to […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders 1971-2 and Edward Heath’s U-turn: how a united workforce defeated a divided government.

By Roy Foster

This article examines the political crisis resulting from the denial of government financial support for Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in June 1971 and the subsequent reversal of policy. It uses government departmental and Cabinet Office papers to argue that the key turning point came in September 1971 when Lord Rothschild’s Central Policy Review Staff produced its […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Shipbuilding & Design

The ‘Navalisation’ of Ireland: the Royal Navy and Irish Insurrection in the 1840s

By Jerome Devitt

This article examines the role played by the Royal Navy in the deterrence and suppression of Irish nationalist movements in the early Victorian period, particularly Daniel O’Connell’s 1843 ‘Repeal Association’ and the 1848 Young Ireland Rising. The navy was seen as ‘encouraging the loyal and overawing the disaffected’ both in how it acted, and in […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Irish Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Angry Voices on the River Bank: a Reinterpretation of Two Aquatic Classics

By Michael Bender

At least some of the meaning of the maritime for the English has come to them through its portrayal in the various media, such as paintings, poetry and literature. This relationship appears to have been particularly relevant during the late Victorian and Edwardian era, when the need of the population to understand the sea and […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: The Port of Glasgow

By Martin Bellamy

A number of photographs showing the river and port of Glasgow have been discovered in the Museum. Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Art & Music | Harbours & Dockyards | Merchant Marines

Note: John Cleveley the Elder’s ‘The Floating Out of the Cambridge’: Problems and patrons

By A.B. McLeod and A.M.G. McLeod

The Floating Out of the Cambridge 1755 is a pre-eminent example of the artist John Cleveley’s style. Th authors have examined this work in detail and have investigated the identity of the patron who commissioned the work. Read More

Filed under: Seven Years’ War | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Art & Music | Biography

Class Warfare and the Selborne Scheme: the Royal Navy’s Battle over Technology and Social Hierarchy

By Oliver Johnson

In 1902 Second Naval Lord Jackie Fisher and the Earl of Selborne, the First Lord of the Admiralty, announced a scheme which would fundamentally change the way cadets for the engineering, executive and Royal Marine branches were entered and trained. Known as the Selborne Scheme this was designed to give equal status to executive and […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea

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