Author Results for Jack Churchouse

The Diary of a Second Mate

By Jack Churchouse

The Tasmanian, Frank Innes, twenty-two years old and six years at sea, kept a diary whilst second mate of the 700 ton three-masted barque ‘Louisa Craig’ on an inter-colonial voyage from Melbourne to Kaipura and Williamstown in 1905. The diary writes about subjects familiar to mariners like cargo working, running repairs to the rigging, endless […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

Peru-Louisa Craig-Raupo

By Jack Churchouse

The iron barque Peru was launched 17th August 1873. The barque’s graceful appearance and pretty lines were enhanced by a figurehead of a young woman representing Peru. Built when sail had reached a state of perfection, she had witnessed some of the brief reign of the lordly clipper, and the introduction of the large carrier. […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel | Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design

Quathlamba – Hazel Craig – Whitepine: the Career of a Barque, 1879-1947

By Jack Churchouse

The full history of a famous barque from her launch to her ultimate fate with all the trials and tribulations experienced during her lifetime.  A good description of the fight the sailing ship put up when confronted with the steam ship at the end of the sail era.  Even the finest sailing ship could not […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design