Archive Results For: Other (location)

Obituary: Lewis Ross Fischer (1946-2018)

By Hugh Murphy

The  considerable contribution to maritime history. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

Note: The Early life of Thomas Luny, Marine Artist

By Tacy Rickard

While speculation must surround the early life of Thomas Luny, he appears to have had maritime connections through his father, a merchant ship’s captain who traded with Jamaica. His connections with Shadwell and other maritime districts of London are also clear. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Biography

Notes from a Published Treatise in an Ordinary Eighteenth centuryShipwright’s Journal

By Phillip Reid

An interesting copy of a treatise on the proportions used in ship building, the result of years of experience. The sources of the information are explored. Read More

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

An Anatomy of Speculative Failure: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, and the Northumberland Shipbuilding Company of Howdon on Tyne, 1919–1945

By Hugh Murphy

This article investigates the impact and consequences of speculative capital-gaining ownership of several UK shipbuilding firms after 1918, with emphasis on the Sperling Combine’s Northumberland Shipbuilding Company of Howdon on Tyne and its acquisition in 1919 of the Wear shipbuilders and marine engine builders, Wm Doxford and Sons Ltd. The Sperling Combine’s modus operandi was […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Paying the Prize for the German Submarine War: U-boats destroyed and the Admiralty Prize Fund, 1919–1932

By Innes McCartney

This paper examines how the Admiralty paid prize money to the Royal Navy for the destruction of U-boats in the First World War. The research shows that the method by which it did so was distinct from the standard prize process, primarily because of secrecy surrounding the anti-U-boat effort. Prize payments were only made by […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies | Submarines

The Stump-Topgallant or Jubilee Rig: Realities and misconceptions

By Frank Scott

An account of the different ways in which the masters of sailing ships attempted to make them more economical by dispensing with lofty sail plans. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

Note: War Course Attendance at Greenwich from 1900 to 1904

By Simon Harley

A ‘war course’ was taught to naval officers at Greenwich from 1900 to 1914, and this note lists the officers who attended between 1900 and 1904. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

Linguistic Facts as a Reflection of Changes in Seafaring: Is a ship still a ‘she’?

By Milena Dževerdanović-Pejović

Linguistic facts reflect a lot about the world. There is an inherent linguistic and pragmatic belief that ships are feminine. The fact that the third-person pronoun ‘she’ is used when reference is made to a ship has become an unquestionable language fact in seafaring. Yet changes in the modern world and shipping, which has been […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

The Royal Navy’s Principal Warfare Officer Course, 1972–2015

By Andrew Livsey

The Principal Warfare Officer (PWO) course, which trains officers to direct warships on operations, has for the last 40 years been a key determinant in how the Royal Navy has fought. Four of the last six First Sea Lords, the professional heads of the Royal Navy, have been PWOs. This article explains why the course […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics

Obituary: Countess Mountbatten of Burma CD, DL (1924-2017)

By Hugh Murphy

The contribution of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma and her family to the Society. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

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