Author Results for Alston Kennerley

Book Review – ‘George Charles Smith of Penzance: From Nelson sailor to mission pioneer’ by Roald Kverndal

By Alston Kennerley

The Reverend George Charles Smith (1782- 1863), a Baptist minister, was recognized in his own lifetime as the key driving force in the development of organized religious missions focused on seafarers, both in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. This lead has turned out to be no passing fad, but a movement which maintains […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Miscellaneous

Book Review – ‘The Churchill Scheme: The Royal Navy Special Entry Cadet Scheme, 1913–1955’ by John S. Beattie

By Alston Kennerley

It has long been recognized that entry into the adult world of work demands some form of preparation and introduction relating to the industry or occupation under consideration, and perhaps specific to a projected status. Preparation might range from a tour of premises followed by on-the-job training understudying someone having the right experience, to structured […] Read More

Filed under: Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

The British Contribution to Seafarers’ Welfare in Mediterranean and Black Sea Ports Since the 1820s

By Alston Kennerley

The seamen’s mission movement was globalized from the 1820s. In Mediterranean and Black Sea ports welfare was early provided by the Nonconformist BFSS (the British and Foreign Seamen’s Friend Society and Bethel Union), conducting shipboard services on Sundays. From the 1830s to 1860s the society declined, but the Consular Advances Act (1825) gave state support […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Merchant Marines | Navies