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Note: Captain Nathaniel Boteler

By L Edye

Edye adds detail to the article in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 following his research in the ‘Inquisitions Poet Mortem of Co. Devon’ and also of Cornwall. His work showed that Boteler (pronounced Butler) was a name in use in Devon as early as 1309 but did not appear in the Cornwall records. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

Note: W Van de Velde

By H S Vaughan

Vaughan expands on the article in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 concerning the work undertaken by the Van der Veldes on Charles II behalf and introduces a new twist. He points out that one Van der Velde was present when the Dutch ‘cut-out’ the Royal Charles and produced a painting of the event. The painting […] Read More

Filed under: Dutch Wars | North Sea | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: Reefs

By H H Brindley

Brindley corrects the comment made in the Note in the previous issue (MM Volume 1, Issue 2) that he and Alan Moore believed the La Philipe of 1336 was lateen-rigged. He also adds details of further research that suggested that the earliest mention of ‘rifropes’ was probably ‘wipropes’. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Victualling Instructions

By W G Perrin

Perrin points out that since the article on the above subject was published in MM Volume 1, Issue 2 the presumed lost ‘1690-1 Instructions’ had been found in the Admiralty Library. Read More

Filed under: Nine Years' War | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Logistics | Navies

Note: The Ship Models at Cuckfield Park, Sussex. Responses

By Various

Two responses follow-up Carr Laughton’s Note in MM Volume 1, Issue 2. Further similar models, from roughly the same period, were displayed at the 1905 Naval Exhibition and were owned by a Captain Hoare. The second response proposes that model No. 3 in the earlier article was probably of the Royal Charles, which was famously […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

Note: The Van de Veldes

By R Massie Blomfield

Blomfield warns of the dangers of taking too literal an interpretation of the colours of flags depicted in ship paintings by the Van der Veldes (see MM Volume 1, Issue 1). He argues that the younger Van der Velde coloured the pen and ink drawings of his father and some were completed long after the […] Read More

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

Note: Ship in a Window of Lincoln Cathedral

By H. H. Brindley

Brindley provides a detailed description of a leaded glass medallion in a window of Lincoln Cathedral. The medallion depicts a possible small sailing vessel of the Fourteenth Century and although roughly repaired gives some idea of the design of such boats. Read More

Filed under: Late Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Old Sea Terms Ashore

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton raises an interesting point concerning phrases that were common at sea and were adopted ashore. He also points out that some expressions were more common on shore than at sea and that, at sea, words retained a meaning which had gone out of use on the land and vice-versa. Read More

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

Note: Forgotten Meanings

By Alan H. Moore

Moore discusses the meaning of a number of commonly used terms that originated at sea. Read More

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

Note: To Sew

By Various

The Note contains a number of responses following an item in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 concerning the phrase ‘to sew’. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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