Archive Results For: Irish Sea

Peru-Louisa Craig-Raupo

By Jack Churchouse

The iron barque Peru was launched 17th August 1873. The barque’s graceful appearance and pretty lines were enhanced by a figurehead of a young woman representing Peru. Built when sail had reached a state of perfection, she had witnessed some of the brief reign of the lordly clipper, and the introduction of the large carrier. […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel | Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design

The Flat

By D.J. Pope

The flat was a river and estuary vessel peculiar to North West England and especially the Mersey. The article amplifies its history recounted in two articles by D.G. Bennet in The Mariner’s Mirror 1972. The surviving registers for North West ports, compiled under the 1786 Registry Act down to 1823, give details of 203 such […] Read More

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

An Analysis of Shipbuilding Sites in Lloyd’s Register of 1776

By Joseph A. Goldenberg

Lloyd’s Register for 1776 allows tabulation of the geographic origins, types and tonnages of vessels.   Less than half the home tonnage were British-built; nearly forty percent were colonial built.  The North-East produced the largest tonnage, then the London River and North-West.  There were no schooners, brigs were preferred to snows, and the bulk was in […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Baltic | North Sea | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Sir Thomas Button, The Phoenix and the Defence of the Irish Coast 1614-1622

By Donald Woodward (ed)

Transcription of unsigned document attributed to Sir Thomas Button. The document is an account of the defence of the Irish coast in the period 1614-22. Read More

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

The Flat Part II

By D.G. Bennet

Flats were a distinctive type of small cargo vessel which evolved on the English and Welsh side of the Irish Sea. Used on rivers and in coastal trade after 1850 they made the transitions in a single generation in stages from wood to iron and then to steel hulls and from sail to steam. The […] Read More

Filed under: Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Miscellaneous | Shipbuilding & Design

The Flat Part I

By D G Bennet

This is part 1 of an extensive treatise on the history, construction and usage of a type of boat, both seagoing and inland, in the North East of England from the mid-18th to the early 20th century. The ‘flat’ was a small cargo-carrying sailing vessel, similar in purpose to the Thames barge, but differing substantially […] Read More

Filed under: Irish Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

Navy and the Civil War in Ireland 1641-43

By M.L. Baumber

A history of the ships used to supply the garrisons in Ireland after the rebellion of 1641. Description of relations between King and parliament and leaders of both sides in Ireland. Strategy affected by loss of ports in West of England. Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Navies

The Weston-Super-Mare Flatner

By J. G. McKee

The history, design, building and use of these unique coastal craft are looked at in some detail – a plan of a 1903 boat is provided. The Weston flatners appear to be closely related not only to other Somerset craft but also, more intriguingly, to New England wherries and Banks dories with a touch of […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

List of Ships in the Royal Navy from 1539 to 1588—the Navy from its Infancy to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada

By Tom Glasgow Jr

Prior to c.1535 British naval power was largely an ad hoc affair, with fleets being raised according to prevailing need and then discarded. Henry VIII”s confrontation with the Papacy gave rise to the need for a permanent Royal Navy, and in this article Glasgow details the vessels which made up this force, split out by […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | English Channel | The Armada | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Navies

The Algerian Attack on Baltimore 1631

By Henry Barnby

The Baltimore in question is in Cork, Ireland, where raiders from two Algerian ships landed and seized 109 men, women and children in June 1631. The principal issue addressed here, however is why a King’s ships 40 miles away failed to respond to news of the raid. The author speculates that poor supplies and a […] Read More

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

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