Archive Results For: Post WW2

Four Small Craft of T’ai-wan

By G.R.G. Worcester

A description of the 4 most usual craft found in 1948 Taiwan and its nearby islands, along with a description of the ethnic and economic make up of the population. Detail with drawings are given of the craft, along with a description of their use and the techniques used to build them. Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Pacific
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

The Karachi Fishing Boats

By Basil Greenhill

The article sets out to supplement an investigation conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation with information from nautical archaeology. It distinguishes five main types in two classes and describes their construction, rigging and handling. One class consists of plank-built craft evolving from dugouts. The other suggests Arab influence. The article is comprehensively illustrated […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

The Foot Boat of Shaohsing

By G.R.G Worcester

An interesting article, with drawings, of a small Chinese boat. Its unique attribute is that it is propelled and steered by an oar operated by the feet. These boats were to be found on the canals of Shaohsing, now known as Shaoxing. The author notes that these boats were disappearing with the increasing use of […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

Requiescat HMS Implacable: 2 December 1949

By Editor

The ceremonial scuttling of HMS Implacable on 2nd of December 1949 is described. The ship was towed from Portsmouth Harbour to Spithead and thence into the Channel with an escort of naval vessels. Scuttling charges were exploded and the ship began to sink immediately but did not finally disappear for some hours.  Invited guests included […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Post WW2
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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