Archive Results For: Other (Eighteenth C)

Note: The Vicissitudes of Some Men-of-War

By R C Anderson

Anderson provides a very detailed listing of men-of-war that have passed through the hands of three or more nations. Information provided includes dates of change of ownership and kind of change, such as capture. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies

Note: An Age Competition

By W Senior

Senior adds further details to earlier ‘Notes’ (MM Volume 1, Issue 8 etc.) of ships that traded for over one hundred years, including vessels from Denmark and Britain Read More

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

Note: The Coast Signal Stations and Semaphore Telegrams

By R Huddleston

Huddleston expands on his article that appeared in MM Volume 1, Issue 7. His research showed that those charged with establishing the network of stations should ”consider the great object of establishing these Posts is that no ship or vessel of the enemy shall be able to approach the coast without being discovered from one […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

The Men of War of 1725 Part I Their Sails and Spars

By G.A. Ballard

A series of prints, engraved by W.H. Toms, provides an opportunity to study early 18th century ships’ sails and spars. The engravings of the 60-gun ships have the appearance more of an intention to produce accurate representations of the fittings of the ships than to pose as works of art. It is noted that the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

A Bibliography of Nautical Dictionaries: Part II French Dictionaries

By L.G. Carr Laughton

In the bibliography of English nautical dictionaries published in the March 1911 Mariner’s Mirror, the entries were laid out alphabetically. The French bibliography is laid out in chronological order according to the date of the first edition of each book. Altogether there are 29 dictionaries listed, published between 1643 and 1861. In a compilation of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Note: Nautical Encyclopaedias

By L G Carr Laughton

Here Carr Laughton explains why he did not include very early encyclopaedias in his article which appeared in Volume 1, Issue 3. He reasoned that in the early 18th century nautical articles were written “in the office” and were compilations from technical works of earlier date, with the information given frequently being obsolete. Read More

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

Note: Xebec

By W B Whall

Whall provides details of additional information concerning Xebecs in support of B Glanvill Corney’s article that appeared in Volume 1, Issue 7 Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Establishment of 1719

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton seeks to identify the changes in the design of warships built in 1719 and about 1730. His conclusion was that there was very little difference during the eleven years. Read More

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

Note: An Age Competition

By W Senior

Senior compares the length of service of some of the longest serving vessels in the Royal Navy from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies

Note: Gangways

By Geoffrey Callendar

Callender refers to a Dutch publication which depicts a ship being careened and from the painting he was able to identify the layout of the decks, which included gangways and a spar deck. Royal Navy vessels of the time (1719) did not feature the same layout, although gangways and spar decks did appear later when […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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