Archive Results For: Internal Waterways

Speculating Gig Boats, ‘Shilling Sickers’ and Riggers: a Social History of Mersey Watermen

By Michael Stammers

Watermen in small boats performed a range of functions in ports and anchorages both large and small around the British Isles. They acted as tenders, berthed and moved ships, carried crews, passengers and luggage and helped in salvage work. There has been a great deal of research on port labour but this has concentrated on […] Read More

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

Repair Records of the Eighteenth-century Navy: the Missing Data

By Barrington Rosier

The Admiralty Progress Books provide the historian with a near continuous record of the building, repair and maintenance of Royal Navy ships over a period of more than two centuries, from around 1700 to 1912. This article analyses information on repairs from the Progress Books that cover the eighteenth century, including discussion of the data […] Read More

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

Note: The Sale Steamboat Company Ltd, Sale, Victoria 1890-1928

By Colin Jones

This examines the economics of operating a steamboat company to an inland town on the Australian coast. Read More

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

Miniature Ships in Designed Landscapes

By Alistair Roach

Miniature sailing ships were seen on lakes in a number of English parks and gardens during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and were often used for mock naval battles (naumachia), but were also sailed purely for pleasure, or perhaps to provide a focal point within the estate. Between 1689 and 1815 Britain was involved in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Documentation of Working Sailing Craft in the British Isles in the 1930s

By P.A.B. Thomson

This lecture describes the role of the Society in the project to document working smiling craft on the British Isles during the early decades of the twentieth century. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Note: Quay Voices in Glasgow Museums: An oral history of Glasgow dock workers

By David Walker

An insight into the lives of those who worked in  Glasgow docks, from their own accounts. Read More

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

Note: The Steamboats of Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

By Colin Jones

The use of little steamboats on Lake Wendouree is recounted, with an account of their numbers. Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

The Construction Costs of Eighteenth-century Warships

By Barrington Rosier

This article is a detailed study of the costs involved in building warships of the period. It is based on Progress Books One, Two and Five. Direct comparisons between the costs of different vessels are complicated, however, by a number of factors such as variations in contributing elements over time, the extent to which old […] Read More

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

Note: Early Iron Ships on the River Shannon

By Andrew Bocock

The brief role of steam ships navigating the River Shannon is examined, with descriptions of the ships involved and passengers carried, as well as photographs and plans. Read More

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

Note: Alexander Cowan, Shipwright, 1904-2003

By Alan Platt

The long life of one of the shipwrights on the Clyde who survived the changing fortunes of the industry. Read More

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

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