Archive Results For: Other (Eighteenth C)

Note: An Age Competition

By D W B

The author’s enquiries in Italy refute the claim made in MM Volume 1, Issue 9 that a ship from the time of Columbus was still sailing in 1902. Read More

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

Note: British Naval Ensigns

By R Massie Blomfield

Blomfield continues the debate between himself and W G Perrin (MM Volume 1, Issues 4 and 7) concerning the use of ensigns by the Royal Navy during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. To support his own position he quotes extensively from publications of the period. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

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

Some Notes on Marryat Part III

By Olaf Hartelie

Drawing on various extracts from Marryat’s “Peter Simple,” some old usages and customs of the Royal Navy are considered and explained. Read More

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

An Old Fighting Merchant Seaman

By John Leyland

An overview of the book ‘The Art of Sea Fighting in Five Parts’ by Robert Park, Mariner of Ipswich published in 1706. The five parts deal with: An Epitome of the Art of Gunnery, the preparation of a merchant ship for close fighting, the right conduct for a merchant ship in the presence of the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Merchant Marines

The Navy List Part I The Forerunner of the Official Navy List

By W G Perrin

William Gordon Perrin, Admiralty Librarian from 1908-1931 traces the history of the various publications that attempted to supply the place of an official navy list from about 1641 to the commencement of Steel’s List of 1780. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

Note: An Age Competition

By R Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce confirms the date of registration of the two vessels Truelove and the Brotherly Love (see MM Volume 1, Issue 6) but queries why their registration numbers are so widely spaced (almost 2000 digits). He goes on to point out that a vessel named Brother was built in 1787 and possibly the two names […] Read More

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

The Men of War of 1725 Part II Their Rigging

By Admiral G.A.Ballard

The second of a series of articles on the 1725 Men of War. This is a technical article that looks at how the ships were rigged and discusses how the 1725 arrangement had developed from earlier configurations. The author stresses that his observations are derived from private sources and asks members if they can add […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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

Some Naval Courts-Martial 1701-2

By W. Senior

On the 2nd and 4th October, 1701, Captains Rumsey and Litttelon, who had been lately employed in suppressing pirates in the East Indies, are tried on board the Revenge in the Downs for “irregularities and undue practices,” In Litttelon’s case it is decided that the captain ” did carry in the ship under his command […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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