Author Results for Anthony Tibbles

Note: ‘Born under an unlucky planet’: The voyages and travels of Owen Roberts, mariner, 1739–1831

By Anthony Tibbles

An account of an eighteenth century sailor, in some detail, in his own words.  Owen Roberts experienced 50 years at sea, some in the slave trade, and this is a remarkable insight into an ordinary life at sea. Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Note: The Shellbend Folding Boat, a story of Victorian ingenuity

By Anthony Tibbles

The design of this versatile vessel did not lead to financial success for its inventor, but a version was used by the British army in the 1930s. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft