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Thomas Cavendish’s Visit to Puná Island in 1587

By Susan Maxwell

In 1587 Thomas Cavendish reached Puná Island, Ecuador, where he planned to overhaul his fleet and replenish his supplies. This article describes the visit to the island, the surprise attack by Spanish soldiers and the eventual departure towards Mexico. Most discussions rely only on two English primary sources for Cavendish’s circumnavigation: N. H.’s account in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Thomas Cavendish’s Visit to Puná Island in 1587

By Susan Maxwell

In 1587 Thomas Cavendish reached Puná Island, Ecuador, where he planned to overhaul his fleet and replenish his supplies. This article describes the visit to the island, the surprise attack by Spanish soldiers and the eventual departure towards Mexico. Most discussions rely only on two English primary sources for Cavendish’s circumnavigation: N. H.’s account in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Pacific
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Strategy & Diplomacy

Note: Richard Mount, London Shipowner

By Mark Howard

There were complications for the owner of shares, like Mount who owned shares in a series of large  commercial sailing vessels. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

At War with the Navy

By Colin Jones

The small ships taken up by the Australian navy were of small account to the navy but of far more importance to their owners.  These case studies reveal the local implications of such dealings. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

Note: At War with the Navy

By Colin Jones

Small civilian craft were taken up by the Australian navy during the Second World War, and this account details the experiences of some of them. Read More

Filed under: WW2 | Pacific
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

Steamships of the Russian-American Company, 1839–1867

By Andrei V. Grinëv

This article analyses the development of steamship construction and the operation of steamships in the former Russian colonies in Alaska in 1838–67. This aspect of the economy of Russian America proceeded with the active co-operation of representatives of the United States and their technical support. The first steamship Nikolai I was completed in 1839 at Novo-Arkhangel’sk. The […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

NOTE: Student Strikebreakers: The 1934 West Coast waterfront strikes and the SS Mariposa

By Douglas Sprague

The West Coast strike by longshoremen which affected all shipping was broken by students from college or university. This is a personal account of the cruise of SS Mariposa, crewed by student strikebreakers. Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Twentieth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Note: Student Strikebreakers: The 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike and the SS Mariposa

By Douglas Sprague

An unusual account of the students who broke the waterfront strike on the West Coast in 1934. Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Twentieth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Fact and fiction: What happened at Pabellon de Pica and Huanillos on 9 May 1877?

By Frank Scott

A careful unpicking of the fact and fiction behind the ‘eyewitness’ account of the tsunami. Read More

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

Note: Fact and Fiction: What happened at Pabellón de Pica and Huanillos on 9 May 1877?

By Frank Scott

The striking eyewitness accounts of shipwreck are examined and the truth separated from the very good story. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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