Archive Results For: WW1

Note: ‘Gallant Gentlemen’

By E. M. Tenison

This Note provides a biographical profile of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan, who had a very colourful career. He joined the Royal Navy in 1884, served in Africa in the 1890s, commanded a battle cruiser at Jutland, commanded the North American station after the war, became A.D.C. to the King in 1930, and retired in 1939, […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | WW2 | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

Ships of India, 1834 – 1934

By Victor F.L. Millard

This article discusses the vessels of the Indian Navy as the ships of the East India Company were called after 1834. The Company was moving from sail to steam and the specification, construction and service career of several ships are described. Contributions to hostilities in China and the Crimea are recorded. The East India Company’s […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Opium Wars | Interwar | Crimean War | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

The Lighter Crimes of the French Bluejackets

By C.E. Eldred

In the course of the Great War I was brought into close relations with the French Naval Officers. One of these with a sense of humour had kept a record of minor offences against good order and discipline committed by French bluejackets. The cases he selected were amusing, not only for the naïve wording of […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Mutiny & Discipline | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

Craft of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Part III

By Alan Moore

At Yanbo a kind of sambuk is used for fishing. These vessels are lower in the water than those which carry cargo and their sterns are not so high, and their waist cloths of matting are in consequence more prominent in a side view. Their yards are literally ” lash ups,” and the several pieces […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Craft of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Part II

By Alan Moore

The sambuk, or saiyeh (another name for the same craft, meaning swift), is the ordinary Red Sea trader met in every port. Sambuks vary in size. Some carry eighty tons of cargo, many certainly could not take half that amount, some are gaily painted in many colours; others have a simple but striking design, and […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Craft of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Part I

By Alan Moore

The craft of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden fall into two main divisions-those with square sterns and those with pointed sterns; and though there are many small differences and a variety of names which are not at all easy to apply correctly, the shape of the stern is the most important distinguishing feature. […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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