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Man-of-War Boats Part I

By Rear Admiral Sir R Massie Blomfield

This article looks at the development of boats used by the Navy from the long boat to the Jolly boat. It describes where such boats were part of the ships configuration or were kept by the harbour for use by visiting ships, as was the case with some jolly boats. There is an extract from […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: House Flags

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton provides pictorial evidence of a number of house flags of shipping lines that were associated with, and displayed by, the Borough Council of Poplar in London during the Coronation season. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Note: Peter Boats

By E P K

The author refers the reader to a drawing in E W Cooke’s “Shipping and Craft” of 1829. The drawing clearly shows some of the features highlighted in ‘Notes’ in MM Volume 1, Issues 4 and 5. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Mediaeval Ships Part III In Painted Glass and on Seals Part 3

By H. H. Brindley

Vatteville is a decayed port on the Seine. The 16c church has a stained-glass window of “La Roumaine” bearing St Clement, patron saint of the village’s seamen. The north transept light shows another ship with a kneeling lady and may be an ex voto by a seaman’s wife. The merchantman has a rounded hull, remarkably […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Peter Boat. Responses

By Alan H Moore and L G Carr Laughton.

Both Moore and Carr Laughton provide further details of the above boats. In both cases their research reinforces the information provided in MM Volume 1, Issue 4. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Note: Peter Boat

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton describes in detail what he believed to be the last remaining Peter Boat on the Thames. At twenty-three feet in length and nine feet wide such vessels were used for fishing, as evidenced by the fish well at its centre. The one he came across in 1911 was still being used for its […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Note: W Van de Velde

By H S Vaughan

Vaughan expands on the article in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 concerning the work undertaken by the Van der Veldes on Charles II behalf and introduces a new twist. He points out that one Van der Velde was present when the Dutch ‘cut-out’ the Royal Charles and produced a painting of the event. The painting […] Read More

Filed under: Dutch Wars | North Sea | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: The Howland Great Wet Dock

By H S Vaughan

Vaughan provides written evidence that the dock name must have been changed from the above to Greenland dock some time before 1763. Read More

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

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