Archive Results For: Other (Twentieth C)

Note: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Interest in Maritime History and Ship Preservation

By Michael Leek

During my time lecturing at what was then Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (currently The Arts University Bournemouth), I was responsible, in 1976, for the research, design and development of a student-centred illustrated project on the SS Great Britain, 1845. The success of this project, supported by Richard Goold-Adams OBE, chairman of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

The Clydeside Cabal: The influence of Lord Weir, Sir James Lithgow, and Sir Andrew Rae Duncan on naval and defence policy, around 1918–1940

By Christopher W. Miller

Lord Weir, Sir James Lithgow and Sir Andrew Rae Duncan were three close friends who grew up within a few miles of each other in Victorian Glasgow, and who went on to have uncommonly successful careers in engineering, shipbuilding, steel and finance. Despite occupying only footnotes in political histories, Weir, Lithgow and Duncan also were […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy

A Liverpool Shipping Line: Ocean Steam Ship Company Limited’s shipbuilding experience, 1962–1978

By Hugh Murphy & Ian Buxton

This article is based on a study, ‘Ocean’s Shipbuilding Experience’, undertaken in April 1976 and updated in January 1977 and January 1978, which investigated the company’s experience in ship construction in the UK and abroad. The investigation applied only to ships built for the Ocean Steam Ship Company and its principal associate companies, and vessels […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘One of Howard’s: The life and times of John Howard, Maldon shipwright 1849–1915 and a history of shipbuilding in Maldon, by D. Patient,

By Bill Jones

On 30 April 1859, the Illustrated London News commented that ‘there is not much room for the exhibition of naval architecture in a sailing barge’. This was a common perception of vessels which were built as load-carrying workhorses for short sea and river transport, and which were an everyday sight, often in large numbers, in […] Read More

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

Book Review – ‘The New Coastal History: Cultural and environmental perspectives from Scotland and beyond’ by Jamin Wells

By Jamin Wells

Our coasts matter. They are among the most populated, sought after, contested, and dynamic landscapes in the world. They are also among the least understood, at least by historians. The 17 essays in David Worthington’s tightly edited volume, begin to fill this gap in the scholarship while making an impassioned case for readers to ‘accept […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Period | North Sea | Irish Sea | Eighteenth Century | Other (Twentieth C) | Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Miscellaneous

Book Review -‘Progressives in Navy Blue: Maritime strategy, American empire and the transformation of US naval identity 1873–1998’ by Eric Grove

By Eric Grove

During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the United States navy was transformed. The ‘old navy’ of wooden cruisers devoted to constabulary duties and monitors to be mobilized for coast defence was transformed into a steel navy primarily organized for war. Its capabilities were demonstrated against Spain in 1898. This has traditionally been seen […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | WW1 | Interwar | WW2 | Other (Twentieth C) | Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy

Review – ‘Britain and the Mine, 1900–1915: Culture, strategy and international law’ by Matthew S. Seligmann

By Matthew S. Seligmann

Underwater weapons – specifically, mines and torpedoes – have had a profound influence on twentieth-century naval warfare. Despite this, studies of them to date have not been all they might be. Richard Dunley seeks to rectify this in respect of the mine with a major evaluation of its place in Royal Navy thinking and planning […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Period | North Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy | Weapons

Review – ‘The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Ocean: Essays in historical cosmopolitanism’ by Markus Vink

By Markus Vink

Using the work of French Réunion historian Françoise Vergès, ‘Indian-Oceanic Creolizations: Processes and practices of creolization on Réunion Island’ (in C. Stewart, Creolization: History, ethnography, theory Walnut Creek ca, 2007, 133–52) as an entry point, Fernando Rosa, a research affiliate in the English department at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and self-described ‘displaced Brazilian scholar’ (p. 39), presents […] Read More

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

Book Review – ‘Allan Sekula: Okeanos’ by Christiaan de Beukelaer

By Christiaan de Beukelaer

OKEANOS is a posthumous solo-exhibition of Allan Sekula’s maritime-themed œuvre. Allan Sekula (1951–2013), an American documentary photographer and theorist worked on an array of topics and themes. But one of the most significant foci of his work remains the political economy of seafaring. The book OKEANOS illustrates, documents, and discusses several projects that focus on shipping in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Miscellaneous

Book Review – ‘US Naval Strategy and National Security: The Evolution of American Maritime Power’ by Eric Grove

By Eric Grove

Dr Sebastian Bruns is head of the Center for Maritime Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel. Together with the American Center for Naval Analyses he founded the annual Kiel International Seapower Symposium and associated workshop during Kiel Week in June and was co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of […] Read More

Filed under: Period | Other (Twentieth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review – ‘Liverpool Docks: A short history’ by Martin Bellamy

By Martin Bellamy

Much has been written on Liverpool’s docks in recent years, particularly through the ground- breaking work of Adrian Jarvis. A welcome addition to this would be a short publicly accessible survey that provided non-specialist readers with a useful introduction. I think that was the intention of this new book (by David Paul). A recent trip […] Read More

Filed under: Irish Sea | Eighteenth Century | Other (Twentieth C) | Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

Book Review – ‘Forty Years Master: A life in sail and steam’ by Frank Scott

By Frank Scott

The title of this autobiography, Forty Years Master, sums up the dominating theme in Killman’s recollections: being in command of a merchant ship for four decades. This is also its structure, ship by ship, and the style, ‘authoritative’. The autobiographical text occupies 250 pages, and the remaining 100 pages are taken up the editorial team, […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C) | Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C) | Twentieth Century | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Merchant Marines

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