Archive Results For: Other (Eighteenth C)

Round-Sterned Ships Part I

By Alan Moore and R. Morton Nance

It is generally accepted that for roughly three centuries ships built for fighting were square-sterned, whilst those exclusively for trade or fishing were round-sterned. Square sterned types have received a great deal of attention in literature, whilst the big-bellied round ships have mostly been neglected. Examples of round-sterned vessels, which were widely used from the […] Read More

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

Of Decks and Their Definitions Part II

By Alan Moore

Here the author continues his survey of decks by looking at how the names of various decks on ships of war changed during the middle third of the eighteenth century. Using the Victory as his example, he traces the gradual evolution of the upper deck from a discontinuous surface interrupted by the waist to an […] Read More

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

A Bibliography of Nautical Dictionaries Part I

By L.G. Carr Laughton

Professor Laughton begins by setting out an approach to defining and organizing such material, dividing the works into two categories: Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries, which explain or describe the words in question; and word-books and glossaries, which merely translate them. The remainder of the article consists of a table of Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries in English, giving […] Read More

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

The Ship Models at Cuckfield Park, Sussex

By Henry B. Wheatley

The ship model collection at Cuckfield are by tradition associated with Samuel Pepys, but most are from a later date than Pepys’ connection with the Admiralty. The connection between the model collection and the library suggests a connection with Charles Sergison, who was Clerk of the Acts from 1690 to 1719. This raises the question […] Read More

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

Some Notes on Marryat Part I

By Olaf Hartelie

Marryat is an author to raise the spirits, to banish spleen. These notes are written with the thought of obtaining more light on some of his obscure corners. A number of references are set with the invitation for members of the Society to provide answers. Read More

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

Note: An Age Competition

By W Senior and G. Pinhorne

Senior provides further information concerning the Brotherly Love (See MM Volume 1, Issue 5) and that in 1772 there could have been two coasting vessels with the same name. Pinhorne points out that a number of vessels on the Danish register were also long-lived, with one built in 1723 still being in commission at the […] Read More

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

Note: Mizzen

By L G Carr Laughton

Having answered a query concerning the correct spelling of ‘mizzen’ (one ‘z’ or two) Carr Laughton then proceeds to establish the origin of the word and its different usage through the ages. Read More

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

Note: Revenue “Flags of Chase”

By Henry Atton

The author seeks to clarify the confusion surrounding the colours, pre-1815, displayed by Revenue, Customs and Excise vessels when pursuing suspected smugglers. He quotes from a report of 1726 which specified ensigns and pennants for each arm of service. Read More

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

Note: The Schooner Rig

By Cyprian A G Bridge

Bridge challenges Carr Laughton’s assertion in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 that a vessel launched in 1713 would not have been rigged prior to taking to the water. This was, in fact, common practice in British North America in the Nineteenth Century. Read More

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

Captain Nathaniel Boteler

By L.G.Carr Laughton

The ‘Six Dialogues’ have so high a reputation that Carr Laughton thought it worth putting together a brief biography of their author. Read More

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

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