Author Results for H.P. Mead

Obituary: Commander J. W. Damer Powell DSC (and Bar) RD RNR

By H.P. Mead

Commander J. W. Damer Powell, who died in July 1958, was a frequent contributor to The Mariner’s Mirror and was the author of Bristol Privateers and Ships of War. He went to sea at age 17 and served in both the merchant marine and the Royal Navy, with his naval service covering both World Wars. […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

Obituary: Admiral Sir Aubrey Clare Hugh Smith KCVO KBE CB

By H.P. Mead

Admiral Sir Aubrey Clare Hugh Smith, who died in October 1957, had a long and distinguished naval career and retired with the rank of admiral. Following his retirement he entered his family’s long established business in the City of London. He retained his interest in the Navy and the sea and was an active member, […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

Obituary: David Bonner-Smith FRHistS

By H.P. Mead

David Bonner-Smith, who died in December 1950, was a frequent contributor to The Mariner’s Mirror, which he edited from 1932 to 1939. As Admiralty Librarian David Bonner-Smith was highly influential in nautical research matters. On retiring in 1959, and in recognition of his long and useful service to the Society, he was elected an Honorary […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

Obituary: Geoffrey Arthur Romaine Callender

By H.P. Mead

Sir Geoffrey Callender, the Society’s Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer for twenty-six years, died in November 1946. Following University he joined the Royal Naval College, Osborne, followed by the Dartmouth Royal Naval College, prior to taking up the post of Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. He worked tirelessly on Society projects […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

The Story of the Semaphore Part III

By H.P. Mead

This third article in a series deals with “Semaphore Machines”, the devices used to transmit messages visually across long distances before the invention of the electric telegraph. All relied on a system of moveable arms or shutters, whose position indicated specific numbers or letters. Beginning with the French Chappe system first deployed in 1794, over […] Read More

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