Archive Results For: Mediterranean

Note: The Centenary of an Italian Naval Historian

By John Leyland

February 4, 1912 was the centenary of the birth of the distinguished naval historian, Padre Alberto Guglielmotti. Leyland marks the occasion with a brief history of Guglielmotti’s contribution to our knowledge of Italian naval activities during the middle ages. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Navies

An Italian Ship of 1339

By R. Morton Nance

In this paper the author looks at the great detail in the ships sculptured by the Pisan artist, Balduccio, in 1339, upon the tomb of S. Peter Martyr, in the church of S. Eustorgio in Milan. The detail of this sculpture is used to explain many of the features of ships found in less detailed […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

Ships Earlier than 1500 A.D.

By L. Arenhold

A survey based on the material available in old drawings from chronicles, books, seals, coins, the Bayeux tapestry and two surviving boats from the first millennium each of them having been dug out of a moor; one in a museum at Kiel dating from the 4th Century and the other, the Viking boat at Christiania. […] Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Baltic | Late Middle Ages | Antiquity | English Channel | High Middle Ages | North Sea | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Art & Music | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

A Ship of Carthage

By Alan Moore

The author was given a cast of a stone from a step of the Quay of Utica near Carthage on which was the outline of a ship. An inscription with the stone suggested that it was a representation of a ship of the time of St Paul, a claim the author discusses in this article […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Xebec

By W B Whall

Whall provides details of additional information concerning Xebecs in support of B Glanvill Corney’s article that appeared in Volume 1, Issue 7 Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The French Ensign

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton seeks to clarify when the white ensign was superseded by the tricolour in French service. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | French Revolution | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

The Xebec

By B. Glanville Corney

The article discusses the hull shape of the Xebec, the various sizes of the design, the rigs used at different times, the armament and the additional variations due to where built and purpose. It discusses the names given to different sizes and rigs of this type of craft in different languages and gives examples of […] Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Reef-Lines and Beckets

By R Massie Blomfield

Following on from previous discussions concerning ‘reefs’ Massie Blomfield relates how they were replaced for the more modern reef-lines and beckets on the topsails of the Agamemnon. The ship was being delivering to the Mediterranean fleet and the appointed fleet captain had them removed but they were again replaced when the original captain took command […] Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

Note: Reefs

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton refers to a reply received concerning his comments in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 on the above subject and requests further information. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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