Archive Results For: Other (location)

Obituary: Martyn Heighton (1947-2016)

By Matthew Tanner

A tribute to a friend and colleague Read More

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

Note: “English Iliads”

By C Cunninghame Graham

The author quotes a different version of the Iliad, recorded in MM Volume 1, Issue 12, but can offer no explanation of the variation. Read More

Filed under: Dutch Wars | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

Sweet Fanny Adams Revisited

By Tony (A.L.) Rice

The background to the often retold story of the death of Fanny Adams and the myth that her remains were found in a tin of meat, correcting the previous notes in The Mariner’s Mirror over many years. Read More

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

Etymology of Squiligee and Squeegee

By William Sayers

An attempt to define the origin of words both connected to the removal of excess water. It is one of the vagaries of language that sailors should have become seascullions, labouring to remove excess water after swabbing the great bowl of the ship, like the land-bound cooks’ boys washing dishes and scrubbing pots in medieval […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

The Royal Yacht Isabella of 1683: Identification and principal dimensions

By Kelvin Moneypenny & Dorin Paul Bucur

The Isabella of 1683 was the last yacht built for Charles II. Although in the past her name has been associated with several images, this yacht has never been fully identified. The process of identification will add detail to a suite of drawings made around 1696 by the seventeenth-century Venetian etcher Vincenzo Coronelli and to a painting […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

Connecting Past and Present: Maritime museums and historical mission

By Lincoln Paine

This article explores different approaches that maritime museums might consider to enlarge their audience and enhance their mission. In particular, it focuses on how we can incorporate the innovative research into ancient and contemporary structures of maritime trading networks by historians, archaeologists and others to broaden our geographic and thematic focus, and take on a […] Read More

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

Note: Sweet Fanny Adams Revisited

By Tony Rice

The gruesome murder of Fanny Adams, widely reported in 1867, coincided with the issue of tinned beef to the Royal Navy from the naval suppliers at Deptford.   Typical naval black humour caused the contents of the tins to be referred to as ‘Fanny Adams’.  This has led to a century of questions and answers […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

Note: Etymology of Swiligee and Squeegee

By William Sayers

Various derivations of these words are examined, from medieval French and terms of the sea.  Sayer’s conclusion is that the sailor removing excess water from his vessel is using the same tool as a kitchen boy in a medieval household. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

Note: The Digitisation of the Board of Longitude Archives

By Alexi Baker

The digitisation of this important archive has made possible research into new and valuable areas of study. Read More

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

Note: A British Account of the Action off Cape Sarych, 1914

By Toby Ewin

By chance a Royal Navy officer was an eyewitness to the engagement between the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the German ships operating with the Ottoman fleet. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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