Author Results for David R. Ransome

An Instrument of Early-Stuart Sea Power: the Armed Merchantman Abigail c. 1615–39

By David R. Ransome

This is an exemplar for of the life and times of the ubiquitous ocean-going craft that sailed from England during the early 17th century.  At times merchant ship, privateer and warship, the Abigail had a busy life spanning 24 years.  Sailing under the English and Venetian Flags  with voyages across the Atlantic and Mediterranean, from […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean | Health at Sea | Caribbean | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers