Author Results for Alan Lemmers

Shipworm, Hogbacks and Duck’s Arses: the Influence of William May on Sir Robert Seppings

By Alan Lemmers

The improvements in shipbuilding by Sir Robert Seppings in the early nineteenth century represent one of the last major revolutions in the age of the wooden sailing warship. However, little is known about Seppings’s sources of inspiration, a blank that this article attempts to fill in to some extent. Recent historical finds confirm that Seppings […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Biography | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Dutch Eighteenth-century Shipbuilding Controversy Revised

By Alan Lemmers

How and when Dutch ship-builders brought in innovations has been contested, and this describes traditional methods and evidence from models. Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design