Archive Results For: Other (Eighteenth C)

Note: Galley

By S Goodwin

Goodwin provides written evidence of the use of the name ‘galley’ for the cook room of men-of-war prior to the date claimed by Sir R. Massie Blomfield (MM Volume 1, Issue 6). Read More

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

Note: Revenue ‘Flags of Chase’

By C S Harris

Following on from MM Volume 1, Issue 3 Harris quotes “Signals for the Royal Navy and Ships under Convoy, &c.,” published by J. Millan, 1746 where two flags are identified as being applicable to the chase. Read More

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

British Naval Ensigns

By W.G. Perrin

Article is a historical survey of the use of ensigns by British naval ships. Covers the development of their use and design from 16th century; the use of red, white and blue distinguishing colours; changing designs in the canton; addition of the Red St George’s cross to the white ensign and the final change in […] Read More

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

The Xebec

By B. Glanville Corney

The article discusses the hull shape of the Xebec, the various sizes of the design, the rigs used at different times, the armament and the additional variations due to where built and purpose. It discusses the names given to different sizes and rigs of this type of craft in different languages and gives examples of […] Read More

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

A Forgotten Naval Magazine

By C N Robinson RN

The Naval Magazine or Maritime Miscellany was first issued in 1798 as a monthly publication and only survived until 1801,  possibly being put out of business by the new Naval Chronicle. It appears to have contained a jumble of miscellaneous Naval subjects and probably went out of business because of its lack of definition. Read More

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

Of Decks and Their Definitions Part III

By Alan Moore

From the early 17 century the main decks of large ships changed little.  Compare Sovereign of the Seas 1637 to the Queen 1839. The main change that needs explanation is the word Orlop.  In 16 Century it was a word used for any deck running the whole length of the ship.  The word lope meant […] Read More

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

The Navy and the Coronation

By John Leyland

The Naval Review appears to be of modern origin, the first being recorded in 1902. The Navy has celebrated Coronations in many ways;  by the firing of guns,  manning the side and hoisting colours and flags.  The actual content of the celebration appears to have been decided by the Senior Officer present. Celebrations of Coronations […] Read More

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

The Battle Of New Brighton

By W. Senior

In 1755, HMS “Winchelsea” sent a barge to press merchant seamen off “Upton”, only to be met by loaded guns and cutlasses.   The “Upton” crew then sailed across to the barge, exchanged musket fire, capsized, were rescued and pressed. The “Tarleton a few days later similarly threatened the “Winchelsea” barge. The barge requested they acknowledge […] Read More

Filed under: Irish Sea | Other (Eighteenth C) | Press Gangs
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Navies

Hammocks and their Accessories

By Rear-Admiral Sir R. Massie Blomfield

Christopher Columbus landed in Exuma in 1492 and first saw the natives’ ‘hamacs’; nets of cotton stretched between posts. Sir Walter Raleigh describes ‘hamacos’ in 1595 in Guinea, calling them ‘Brazil beds’ and the year after the Admiralty purchased three hundred bolts of canvas to make ‘hanging beddes’. Hammocks were slung 14 inches apart and, […] Read More

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

Some Notes On Marryat Part II

By Olaf Hartelie

Marryat was inaccurate. “Snarleyow” was set in 1699 yet uniforms, cutters, pigtails, umbrellas and carronades are mentioned. And his “The Phantom Ship” was plagiarised in part. Whilst not unaware of these idiosyncrasies, the author of this article appealed for assistance from readers to clear up anachronisms and here deals with the responses to such queries […] Read More

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

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