Author Results for Hugh Murphy

‘We Do Not Want to Be Too Hard on the Norwegians’: Sterling balances and rebuilding the Norwegian merchant shipping fleet, 1945–1950

By Hugh Murphy

This article looks at Anglo-Norwegian financial relations in the crucial five years after 1945. Norway lost half of her merchant fleet and had accumulated substantial sterling balances during the war through insurance claims from ships sunk in British and Allied service, and from freights carried. Given Britain’s position as banker to the sterling area and […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic | North Sea
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines

Book Review-‘William Doxford & Sons Ltd: Shipbuilders and engineers, Sunderland 1837–1988’ by P. Richardson

By Hugh Murphy

This is not a standard business or economic history. Nonetheless, Patricia Richardson has done the historiography of British shipbuilding and marine engine building a great service in her scholarly and highly readable history of the River Wear shipbuilders and engineers, William Doxford & Sons Ltd. She combines a great deal of family research into the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘Graig: One hundred years in shipping’ by D. Jenkins

By Hugh Murphy

David Jenkins, with the full co-operation of the company, has written a concise history of Cardiff-based Graig Shipping from its origins in 1919 to its centenary. He chronicles Graig’s initial years as a steam and motor tramp owner and later bulk carrier operator and subsequent involvement with designing bulk carriers and Far East shipbuilding… Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Obituary: Peter N. Davies (1927–2020)

By Hugh Murphy

Professor Peter Neville Davies, who died peacefully at home on 19 March after a prolonged hospitalization, had a seminal influence in the development of maritime economic history. He spent his entire academic career at the University of Liverpool where he studied under, and later worked with, Professor Francis Hyde, Chaddock Professor of Economic History… Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea

Obituary: Ray Ernest Sutcliffe (1940-2018)

By Hugh Murphy

The wide and varied interests of a pioneer of the filming of maritime archaeology. Read More

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

Obituary: Lewis Ross Fischer (1946-2018)

By Hugh Murphy

The  considerable contribution to maritime history. Read More

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

An Anatomy of Speculative Failure: Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, and the Northumberland Shipbuilding Company of Howdon on Tyne, 1919–1945

By Hugh Murphy

This article investigates the impact and consequences of speculative capital-gaining ownership of several UK shipbuilding firms after 1918, with emphasis on the Sperling Combine’s Northumberland Shipbuilding Company of Howdon on Tyne and its acquisition in 1919 of the Wear shipbuilders and marine engine builders, Wm Doxford and Sons Ltd. The Sperling Combine’s modus operandi was […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Obituary: Countess Mountbatten of Burma CD, DL (1924-2017)

By Hugh Murphy

The contribution of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma and her family to the Society. Read More

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

Obituary: Richard Oliver Goss (1929-2017)

By Hugh Murphy

The contribution to maritime economics  and the Nautical Institute, of the editor of Maritime Policy and Management. Read More

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

Obituary: John Armstrong (1944–2017)

By Hugh Murphy

The contribution to  maritime history by the author and lecturer. Read More

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

Obituary: Michael P. J. Garvey FCA

By Hugh Murphy

Peter Garvey, who died in March 2012, was the long-serving Company and Membership Secretary of the Society for Nautical Research. His role was both time-consuming and hugely important. He gained enormous pleasure from the interaction with the members and Officers of the Society and as the first contact for members and prospective members he ably […] Read More

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

Obituary: Brian H. Patterson

By Hugh Murphy

Brian Patterson, who died in 2012, was Curator and Keeper of Historic Boats at the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust. He was largely responsible for their restoration and for building up the collection of Royal Naval service craft. Besides being a long standing member of the Society, Brian was an active member of the Small […] Read More

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

Obituary: Ole Crumlin-Pedersen

By Hugh Murphy

Ole Crumlin-Pederson, who died in October 2011, was the founder of the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, and director of its Centre for Maritime Archaeology. He made a huge contribution to Danish and wider maritime archaeology and his impressive research achievements in this field were widely recognized. In Roskilde, in addition to recovering five eleventh-century Viking […] Read More

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

Obituary: Michael S. Partridge PHD FRHistSoc

By Hugh Murphy

Michael Partridge, who died in March 2009, contributed a great deal to the Society. He compiled the Annual Bibliography from its beginnings, with the 2007 issue, published in February 2009, being his last. He was also the Hon. Newsletter Editor from 1993 until May 1996, when he resigned to complete a history of the Royal […] Read More

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

Obituary: Rear-Admiral E.F. Gueritz CB OBE DSC

By Hugh Murphy

Teddy Gueritz was President of the Society from 1974 to 1991, its longest serving President thus far, and a Hon. Vice-President when he died in December 2008. He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1937 and after a distinguished career retired in 1973 with the rank of Rear-Admiral. His wartime career spanned serving […] Read More

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

Obituary: Robin Craig

By Hugh Murphy

Robin Craig, a long-term member of the Society and a former Councillor, died in June 2007. Growing up in Cumbria engendered a love of ships and the sea, leading to employment in shipping in the City of London. A degree from the LSE was followed by a lectureship in economic history at University College London. […] Read More

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

Scotts of Greenock, and Naval Procurement 1960–77

By Hugh Murphy

This article details the changing relationship between the Navy and the ship building industry which no longer relied on naval orders. Once the demand for merchant shipping fell away, Scotts were in need of naval orders. The orders for further nuclear submarines was the catalyst for a series of memoranda which document the thinking behind […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design | Submarines