Archive Results For: Other (Nineteenth C)

Note: Peter Boat. Responses

By Alan H Moore and L G Carr Laughton.

Both Moore and Carr Laughton provide further details of the above boats. In both cases their research reinforces the information provided in MM Volume 1, Issue 4. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Note: An Age Competition

By W Senior

In the late Nineteenth Century there were still afloat a number of small wooded sailing ships that were over a century old. Senior provides a listing of these seven vessels, along with their date of registry, the last entry in the registry and the overall age. Read More

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

Note: Reef-Lines and Beckets

By R Massie Blomfield

Following on from previous discussions concerning ‘reefs’ Massie Blomfield relates how they were replaced for the more modern reef-lines and beckets on the topsails of the Agamemnon. The ship was being delivering to the Mediterranean fleet and the appointed fleet captain had them removed but they were again replaced when the original captain took command […] Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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: To Sew. Response

By W S B

The author relates being examined during his time in Britannia in the summer of 1879 and being asked to explain the phrase ‘to sew’. Not unsurprisingly neither he, nor his fellow cadets, could offer an answer. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

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

Of Decks and their Definitions Part I

By Alan Moore

This article concentrates on the nomenclature of wooden men-of-war, and begins with a list of the decks of HMS Victory, explaining why, to the uninitiated, the expressions are sometimes anomalous.   Moore gives definitions from a series of eighteenth and nineteenth century Nautical Dictionaries, from as early as Blankley’s Naval Expositor of 1750, for the use […] Read More

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

The Last of the East Indiamen

By W.B. Whall

This article recounts the end of the era of “John Company’s” ships. The regulation by Act of Parliament of the conditions of service is explained, and the reasons for its having been the source of huge wealth outlined.   When the monopoly ceased in 1814, along with the China trade in 1834, the ships were taken […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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