Archive Results For: Mutiny & Discipline

Henry V’s Grace Dieu and Mutiny at Sea: Some New Evidence

By Susan Rose

Grace Dieu was  ready for service in 1420.  A recently-found document indicates that she sailed from Southampton with the Earl of Devon’ s expedition to “keep the seas”.   The King’s Council commissioned two gentlemen to take the muster of mariners and soldiers.  The Grace Dieu leaders flatly refused and the crew rose up, insulted, maltreated […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | High Middle Ages | Mutiny & Discipline
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

The Wreck of the S.S. Sarah Sands: The Victoria Cross Warrant of 1858

By Glanville J. Davies

The Sarah Sands was an auxiliary screw steamer launched in 1846 and designed to travel primarily under sail. By 1857, she was a well-worked ship but unsuited for use as a troopship. Nevertheless, the Indian Mutiny caused the ship to be hired to carry the 54th Regiment of Foot to India. A fire 800 miles […] Read More

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

The Panther Affair

By W.E. May

This paper describes the commission of HMS Panther, a 60 gun ship, in the East Indies between 1760 and 1765, which was distinguished by the zeal with which her officers pursued financial gain rather than the expectations of the service. The author describes the very high turn-over of personnel, and how a number of assignments […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Navies

The Mutiny of the Nereide

By Christopher Lloyd

Towards the end of August 1808 the company of the Nereide, a 36-gun frigate cruising the Indian Ocean, mutinied. Initiated in response to the oppressive and violent temperament of Captain Robert Corbet, who was perceived to be abusing the Articles of War, the mutiny was eventually suppressed by Corbet’s threat of shooting the mutineers if […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Mutiny & Discipline | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

Saga of a Mutineer

By Edgar K. Thompson

The notorious mutiny aboard HMS Hermione in 1797 was followed by a relentless pursuit of those responsible for killing the officers and handing the ship over to the Spanish. In 1799 a Jonathan Robbins was arrested in South Carolina, accused of being Thomas Nash, one of the principal mutineers. Robbins was eventually extradited under the […] Read More

Filed under: American Revolution | Mutiny & Discipline | Caribbean
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

The Minerva in the Mediterranean

By W.E. May

An account of a court-martial brought against most of the officers of HMS Minerva and including the purser, the boatswain, a master’s mate and a midshipman, by the second lieutenant, who become insane and was suspended from duty in 1773. Against the surgeon’s advice he was brought back aboard sometime in 1773 and restored to […] Read More

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

A Seaman in H.M.S. Leander, 1863-66

By H.W.F. Baynham

Following the first commission of HMS Leander, this article brings to light the contents of a privately owned diary. The diary is unusual for both its educated detail and being the account of three years on the Pacific station by an Ordinary Seaman. The diary reflects on floggings, included that experienced by the author, and expresses views on the […] Read More

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

The Anson-Squadron Narratives: a Modern View

By Priscilla A. Zirker

This article follows events consequent upon the shipwreck of Anson’s supply ship Wager. The article uses the account of Richard Walter, Anson’s chaplain, to set the background. It contrasts the different accounts as the majority of the crew separated from the Captain’s party to find a different route home. This article endeavours to draw out what the accounts tell us […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Pacific
Subjects include: Navies | Science & Exploration

The Voyage of the Hopefull and the Rose 1833- 34

By A G E Jones

In 1833, Messrs Enderby proposed a scientific and commercial speculative voyage to the Antarctic. John Biscoe, who had recently returned from a similar voyage, would go on the expedition and would be accompanied by an RN officer, sailing on the brig Hopefull and the yawl Rose. Leadership of the expedition proved problematic and the Rose […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Antarctic
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

The Voyage of the Pandora’s Tender

By H. E. Maude

Some of the ‘mutineers’ (those who considered themselves as not implicated in the mutiny) who remained at Otaheite, when Christian and the others left in the Bounty, built a schooner in which they hoped to make a voyage to Batavia, and hence their return to England. On finding it to be less seaworthy than they […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

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