Author Results for Edgar K Thompson

The Outfit of a Naval Cadet in the Reign of George II

By Edgar K Thompson

This short article includes a detailed account of expenses incurred by Alexander Ogilvy, second son of Lord Banff, when starting in 1733 as a ‘Volunteer’ or ‘King’s Letter Boy’ aboard the Dreadnought under Captain Geddes at Portsmouth. The total expended was 48 pounds which included all of his clothes, washing and writing materials and instruments […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

Note: Bumboat

By Edgar K Thompson

The origins of the word bumboat are explored, and the practice of bumboating explained. Read More

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