Archive Results For: Mutiny & Discipline

Note: Student Strikebreakers: The 1934 West Coast waterfront strikes and the SS Mariposa

By Douglas Sprague

The West Coast strike by longshoremen which affected all shipping was broken by students from college or university. This is a personal account of the cruise of SS Mariposa, crewed by student strikebreakers. Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Twentieth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Note: ‘To Sett Downe All the Villainie’: accounts of the sodomy trial on the fourth East India Company Voyage (1609)

By Cheryl Fury

A reconciliation of the accounts of this most unusual trial for sodomy on board a merchant ship, which reveals a great deal about shipboard life in the early seventeenth century. Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Note: Death of a Seaman: The murder trial of two master mariners

By iain Rodger

This account of the trial for murder of two master mariners who were involved in the drowning of a drunken cook is seen in the light of verdicts in other cases of insubordination in the merchant service. Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Social Politics and the Midshipmen’s Mutiny, Portsmouth 1791

By S. A. Cavell

In 1791 Thomas Leonard, a midshipman assigned to duty aboard HMS Saturn, refused to subject himself to the masthead punishment ordered by his First Lieutenant and triggered a series of events that came to be known as the Midshipmen’s Mutiny. The incident involved the young gentlemen of the Channel Fleet and made visible a break […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

The Nature of the Bounty Mutiny: An Attempt at Definition

By Rolf E DuRietz

Re-assesses the already well documented incident with the emphasis on Fletcher Christian’s involvement and leadership in the mutiny. Significant previous research is comprehensively listed. The author concentrates on the seven categories that define the cause, origin, actual/anticipated success, determinants of the selected course of action, course of events, consequences and nature of the rebellion. The […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

‘Now is Our Time, the Ship is Our Own, Huzza for the Red Flag’: Mutiny on the Inspector, 1797

By Ann Hawkins and Helen Watt

Using newly discovered material from the National Archives, the authors detail events aboard the sloop Inspector (16) as well as more central issues surrounding the Nore mutiny. Ship’s captain, Charles Lock’s report is examined; this covers the period from 27 May, when Inspector arrived at Yarmouth, through her mutiny, from 30 May, when she was […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Mutiny & Discipline | French Revolution
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

The Nore Mutiny—Sedition or Ships’ Biscuits? A Reappraisal

By Anthony Brown

The Nore mutiny of March-May 1797 has been attributed to many factors including a large influx of quota men, infiltration by the United Irish, and the influence of radical societies. Based on close analysis of ships muster books to determine the movement and affiliations of the seamen involved, this essay argues that none of the […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Mutiny & Discipline | French Revolution
Subjects include: Navies

Note: The Benbow Mutiny

By William Benbow

This is an exploration of the possible causes of the mutiny which broke out when Vice-Admiral Benbow was attacking the French squadron off Cartagena. The personalities and backgrounds of the men involved are examined. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

The Portsmouth Naval Academy, 1733-1806

By H.W. Dickinson

The Academy was opened in 1733, to provide an alternative to the inefficient system of seagoing schoolmasters, and to create a single route for officer entry into the Navy. This paper concentrates on the Academy’s less well-documented first incarnation, from 1733 to its closure in 1806, and challenges its historical reputation for low standards, inefficiency […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Ship Handling & Seamanship

Cavendish’s Last Voyage Part III: John Jane’s Narrative of the Voyage of the Desire

By R F Hitchcock

This is the last of three papers (see 1994/3 and 2001/1) on Cavendish’s disastrous 1591-93 expedition to the Pacific. This paper concentrates on the narrative of John Jane, who sailed in the fleet as supercargo on the Desire, commanded by John Davis. Cavendish blamed Davis for the failure of the expedition – rightly, it seems. […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Mutiny & Discipline | Health at Sea | Pacific
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration

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