Archive Results For: North Sea

Document: The Wartime Diaries of Convoy Signalman George Robins

By Nick Robins

A personal record of life as a convoy signaller  in merchant convoys during the second World War. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | WW2
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Marstal Maritime Museum

By Annemette Aracama

The Maritime Museum at Marstal displays the ancient and unchanged connection between this island and its environment. Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Merchant Marines

Note: Marstal Maritime Museum

By Annemette Aracama

The opening of a new museum at Marstal is welcomed.  The archive of models, ship portraits, marine and navigation gear will now be housed in more spacious surroundings, allowing the centuries of marine activity here to be properly documented. Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

Document: Vice-Admiral Bethell’s Third Fleet Battle Orders, about 1914

By Simon Harley

There is a frightful dearth of battle orders for this period. Those orders that are known to exist relate to the principal British fleet, which was the Home Fleet from 1909 to 1912 then First Fleet of the Home Fleets (1912–1914). Bethell’s orders, never before published, are an important addition to our knowledge of tactical […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | North Sea
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

Note: The Portrait of the Alexandra of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

By A.B. McLeod and A.M.G. McLeod

This description of the ship portrait examines the period and location of the portrait, as well as the ship’s cargo and crew. Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics | North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Merchant Marines

The portrait of the Alexandra of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

By A.B. McLeod and A.M.G. McLeod

A close study of this ship portrait reveals a great deal about the period in which she operated and the owner/manager responsible for her. Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

Refining the Steam Coaster: Scotland’s contribution

By Roy Fenton

This article explores the origins and development of a small but significant type of merchant ship, the bulk-carrying steam coaster. They were built in considerable numbers, made an important contribution to industrialization, and their design is largely perpetuated in modern motor coasters, but they have not been well served by shipping historians. An analysis is […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Document: The Wardroom Mess Accounts for HMS Leyden, 1809

By courtesy of Nicholas Blake

In 1809 HMS Leyden was fitting in Sheerness for the Walcheren expedition. On 29 March, Captain John Spearing RM joined her, and became the mess caterer. Captain Spearing was not an accomplished accountant; he was extravagant and failed to take or keep receipts, and in August the mess accused him of embezzling part of the […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | North Sea
Subjects include: Administration | Logistics | Navies

Maritime Logistics and Edward I’s Military Campaigns: what can be Learnt from the Surviving Documentation?

By Susan Rose

This article examines the use made of shipping to support Edward I’s military campaigns. It concentrates particularly on the period 1299-1301 looking in detail at fleets assembled on the west coast in 1299-1300 and the east coast in 1300-1 to provide logistical support to English armies fighting in Scotland. The evidence relating to these fleets […] Read More

Filed under: Late Middle Ages | English Channel | North Sea
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

The Society Annual Lecture 2011 HMS Trincomalee (1817): a Frigate spanning three centuries, also known as TS Foudroyant from 1902 to 1989

By David Smith OBE FNI RN

The lecture covers the complex history of the 38-gun Fifth Rate frigate Trincomalee over nearly 200 years in which her varied career and service to the nation, whether in naval or civilian use, has been brought into focus. Those who wish to read her full story and access technical details and references will find them […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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