Author Results for A. W. Johns

Phineas Pett

By A. W. Johns

This document describes the careers of not one Phineas Pett, but four, and several other members of the family. At the beginning of the seventeenth century the Petts were seagoing officers, but subsequently moved to Chatham and other dockyards as shipwrights, being responsible for the building of many ships. The paper describes the work of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

Sir Anthony Deane

By A. W. Johns

A very good article on the life and times of Sir Anthony Deane from contemporary sources, much of the information gleamed from Pepys diary, as both were good friends. Highlights include details of Deane‚Äôs life that highlight his Naval accomplishments, not only as a shipwright but also as an advanced thinker in cannon design and […] Read More

Filed under: Dutch Wars | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Shipbuilding & Design