Round-Sterned Ships Part II The Hooker

By Alan Moore & R. Morton Nance , published November 1911

Abstract

In a supplement to their previous articles on the Buss and Dogger in the MM the authors consider the obscure origins of the Hooker or Hawker; the Hourque or Houcre of the French and the Hoecker of the Dutch. In the earliest example of the word the form hooker is used, and the craft was a fishing boat just as nowadays and the authors opine that it may be that the trading hawker had a different ancestry both for her name and her build, from the fishing hooker named after her occupation.

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Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

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