Archive Results For: Internal Waterways

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

Upnor Castle and Gunpowder Supply to the Navy 1801–4

By Andrew Saunders

This article is based on the hundreds of letters written by the Board of Ordnance to the magazine establishment at Upnor Castle between 1801-4, with others from various sources. The letters refer to the supply of gunpowder and its nature, the storage of powder, its retrieval from ships returning from service and the changing nature […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Administration | Navies | Weapons

Note: John Laird’s American River Boats

By Paul Quinn

The background to the use of iron river boats is explored, and their early use in America is explained together with the irony that this American experience helped to establish the British industry. Read More

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

Avoiding the U-Boats: the Clyde-Forth Oil Pipeline

By Warwick M. Brown

With the growth of the German Navy at the start of the twentieth century posing a new threat to British naval supremacy, geographic realities dictated that the North Sea would be the main scene of naval operations in the event of an Anglo-German conflict. However all the existing home bases were located on the South […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Internal Waterways | Other (location)
Subjects include: Logistics

The Longevity of Wooden Warships: the Great Lakes Example

By Robert Malcomson

Late in the 18th century the lives of such ships was short, in all probability owing to the use of unseasoned timber in their construction and to poor laying up practices during the severe winters. Oak, pine and cedar were the preferred timbers used. Efforts to season timber such as by salting, application of paint, […] Read More

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

Note: Early Watercraft Built of Metal, 1777-1838

By Charles Dawson

A listing of the early use of metal in the construction of watercraft on the Clyde, Merseyside and Thames Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Note: PS Orwell, 1813-4

By Charlee Dawson

The early steamship PS Orwell was used on the Orwell between Harwich and Ipswich. Read More

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

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