Publishing and Printing on Board Ship

By Vanessa Histon Roberts, published November 1988


Covers the rationale behind devoting shipboard space to bulky printing presses during the 19th century. Looking at the examples of the French Signaux and the British Tonnant early in the period highlights their use in providing administrative support to large squadrons on protracted operations. Article also shows their use in providing entertainment in the production of books and newspapers for vessels on blockade duty, or during voyages of exploration including Franklin’s search for the Northwest Passage and both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Science & Exploration

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