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Note: Dictionary Words

By E du Boulay

Du Boulay provides a number of nautical words taken from a “Collection of Voyages and Travels”, which was published in 1745. The words had been used by Sir Francis Drake in his diary of his voyage to the Pacific in 1577 and from the records of the first Dutch vessels to sail to the East […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Francis Drake | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Note: Top Men

By R Morton Nance

From contemporary sources Morton Nance seeks to explain how the size of Tudor trading vessels could be differentiated by the use of the term ‘topmen’. These were ships of between 40 and 100 tons burthen and carried a topsail above the main sail. At St Ives this additional sail carried a financial penalty when loading […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Dictionary Words

By E du Boulay

Du Boulay provides a number of nautical words taken from a “Collection of Voyages and Travels”, which was published in 1745. The words had been used by Sir Francis Drake in his diary of his voyage to the Pacific in 1577 and from the records of the first Dutch vessels to sail to the East […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Pacific
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Note: Top Men

By R Morton Nance

From contemporary sources Morton Nance seeks to explain how the size of Tudor trading vessels could be differentiated by the use of the term ‘topmen’. These were ships of between 40 and 100 tons burthen and carried a topsail above the main sail. At St Ives this additional sail carried a financial penalty when loading […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Vice-Admiral of England

By J R Tanner and G B

The authors seek to correct a misunderstanding in R Massie Blomfield’s article in MM Volume 2, Issue 4 concerning his claim that there had not been a Vice-Admiral during the reigns of Charles II and James II. Both provide evidence from written sources to disprove the point being made. Read More

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

Eminent Marine Artists Part V Augustine Ryther

By Harry Parker

The article discusses the work of the distinguished Elizabethan engraver Augustine Ryther who flourished between 1576 and 1590. His works include charts or plans of the actions with the Spanish Armada, some of the charts in the original “The Mariner’s Mirrour”, various English county maps and maps of London. Read More

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

The Union Flag

By Rear Admiral Sir R. Massie Blomfield KCMG

Following an earlier article by W. G. Perrin, Blomfield seeks to establish more accurately when and why a small National Flag was flown on a flagstaff at the bowsprit end in Royal Navy ships. The earliest reference he discovered was Captain John Yonge’s June 1596 “Rules for Naval Affayres” and although submitted to Lord Charles […] Read More

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

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