Author Results for C Cunninghame Graham

Note: “English Iliads”

By C Cunninghame Graham

The author quotes a different version of the Iliad, recorded in MM Volume 1, Issue 12, but can offer no explanation of the variation. Read More

Filed under: Dutch Wars | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

Note: Nautical Ballads

By C Cunninghame Graham

The author muses over whether the drawings at the top of each song in ”Real Sailor Songs” by John Ashton were drawn by Ashton himself or were they taken from earlier publications. (see MM Volume 1, Issue.) Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: The Seaman’s Dream

By C Cunninghame Graham

C Cunninghame Graham provides the copy of a document containing the record of a seaman’s dream of a great battle near the Downes and seeks an interpretation from fellow members. Read More

Filed under: English Civil War | English Channel
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

Note: Galleywats

By C Cunninghame Graham

With galleys having been discussed in recent issues Graham brings to members attention a further rowed vessel, the galleywat. These large Eighteenth Century vessels were armed with light guns and used to transport troops from ships to shore. The largest could carry up to one hundred men, twenty to thirty of whom would man the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: “Captain J Blakeway RN”

By C Cunninghame Graham

The author relates the efforts he made to discover the identity of an ancestor of a friend. This antecedent was a Captain James Blakeway RN. Although the official channels could not provide the information the author sought, The Mariner’s Mirror did. It would appear that this was the same Lieutenant Blakeway mentioned in the article […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies