Author Results for Iain Rodger

Note: Death of a Seaman: The murder trial of two master mariners

By iain Rodger

This account of the trial for murder of two master mariners who were involved in the drowning of a drunken cook is seen in the light of verdicts in other cases of insubordination in the merchant service. Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

The Voyage of an Early Settler to South Australia

By Iain Rodger

This article is based upon a previously unpublished diary and describes an early voyage to the new colony of South Australia. Insights are given into mid-nineteenth century navigation, social conditions aboard ship, empire building and the development of a new colony. In passing, reference is made to extreme weather conditions, fire, theft, near armed insurrection […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea

Edwin Fox: a Victorian Seafarer 1825-84

By Iain Rodger

A rare working life account of a nineteenth century sailing merchant seaman from apprentice to master mariner and eventually North Sea Pilot. Closely tied to the Tyne shipping industry, Edwin Fox sailed in more than 40 vessels over a 30 year period, including a brief stint in the Royal Navy. Details include pay, provisions and […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

The New Holland: Her Voyages and the Men who Sailed in Her, 1827-1847

By Iain Rodger

This study of the career of a relatively small and obscure British brig and her crew sheds some light on the merchant shipping industry between the Napoleonic Wars and the Crimean War. Tyne-built, the New Holland was first registered at Newcastle in January 1827. Initially, she was joint-owned by George Trail, farmer and landowner in […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Baltic | English Channel | North Sea | Mutiny & Discipline | Irish Sea | Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | Caribbean | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines