Author Results for John Webb

Note: A Midshipman at Trafalgar

By John Webb

Two letters written by midshipman John Aikenhead to his family a few hours before the battle of Trafalgar Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

Apprenticeship in the Maritime Occupations at Ipswich, 1596-1651

By John Webb

A detailed account of the indentures of young boys to learn the trade of mariners, sailors, fishermen, shipwrights and caulkers in and around Ipswich. The details include where the boys came from, the many aspects of the indentures themselves and the length of time required. This system was the process by which trained maritime individuals […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Civil War | Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Navies