Author Results for Albert J. Loomie, SJ

An Armada Pilot’s Survey of the English Coastline, October 1597

By Albert J. Loomie, SJ

This provides an English translation of part of a pilot’s survey prepared for the abortive 1597 Spanish Armada, together with a commentary. The venture’s failure obscures intelligent planning including an indeterminate approach – with flexible orders and a comprehensive coastline survey. The latter shows the pilot’s familiarity with the western and south-western ports of England […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Ship Handling & Seamanship