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Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part I

By H.H. Brindley

A Tungus bark canoe seen by Nansen at Khaborovsk, on the Lower Amur, attracted his attention by its “shapely lines,” which are “an example of how· superior to other Siberian peoples in their sense of elegant forms is this ancient and widely diffused race”. In any reference to Tungus boats, it is important to bear […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific | Arctic | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Models & Figureheads | Whaling & Fishing

Naval Museums Part II Denmark

By R. C. Anderson

A description of the collection, mainly ship-models, of the Royal Dockyard Naval Museum of Copenhagen formally established in 1692. The oldest model in the Museum is a fully rigged two-decker of the reign of Christian V, I670-99. Eight ship-models in the Chronological Collection of the Danish Kings at Rosenborg Castle Copenhagen are also described. Read More

Filed under: Baltic | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Handling & Seamanship

The Sixern of Shetland

By R. Stuart Bruce

The Shetland sixern (sixareen) six-oared open offshore fishing boat was very like a miniature Norse longship with an average overall length of 28-30 feet, beam of 6-8 feet and depth of hold amidships of about 27 inches. After the disaster of 20th July 1881 when ten sixerns and fifty-eight men were lost in a heavy […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

A Primitive Western Type

By R. Morton Nance

At a time when coracles were, apparently, the only boats of the greater part of Britain, and when the northern clinkerbuilt ship had not yet arrived at carrying sail, the Venetans of the Morbihan, and by implication their naval allies of South Britain also, were using carvel-built sailing vessels in which they could voyage across […] Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | English Channel | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Naval Museums Part I Holland

By G. C. E. Crone

A survey of the marine writings, paintings, prints, relics and ships models displayed throughout the Netherlands at Amsterdam’s Rijks Museum, Rotterdam’s Maritiem and Boymans Museums as well as at the many collections shown in provincial and municipal museums and those held in private hands. In the Rijks’ picture gallery hang the works of the great […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Models & Figureheads

Hookers

By H.S. Vaughan

The author notes that in modern usage, the term “hooker” indicates only that a vessel is used specifically for fishing with a hook and line, and does not connote a particular type of hull or rig. This distinguishes modern hookers from the round-sterned, two-masted “Hoecker” of Dutch origin. Particular kinds of hookers (such as the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Man-of-War Boats Part II

By Rear-Admiral Sir R. Massie Blomfield

In this article the author describes the origin and uses of a number of boats carried by men-of war, mostly quoting 18th century sources. He differentiates between the pinnace (from pinewood, from which it was built) and the gig or galley by their size and number of oars; he describes the gig and the galley […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

Cutter And Sloop

By S. Goodwin

An attempt is made to describe in precise terms the differences between the cutter rig and a sloop rig through the historical evolution of the two rigs. By origin and history there is no essential difference in rig between the cutter and the sloop though by 1800 the two rigs were recognised as distinct; the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

Round-Sterned Ships Part II The Hooker

By Alan Moore & R. Morton Nance

In a supplement to their previous articles on the Buss and Dogger in the MM the authors consider the obscure origins of the Hooker or Hawker; the Hourque or Houcre of the French and the Hoecker of the Dutch. In the earliest example of the word the form hooker is used, and the craft was […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Man-of-War Boats Part I

By Rear Admiral Sir R Massie Blomfield

This article looks at the development of boats used by the Navy from the long boat to the Jolly boat. It describes where such boats were part of the ships configuration or were kept by the harbour for use by visiting ships, as was the case with some jolly boats. There is an extract from […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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