Author Results for L.G. Carr Laughton

A Nautical Dictionary

By L.G. Carr Laughton

At the founding of the Royal Nautical Society in 1910 it was agreed that the society should compile a nautical dictionary or encyclopaedia. The author here discusses the difficulties inherent in such a task and proposes different strategies and methodologies by which the construction of a nautical dictionary might be achieved. Read More

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

The Way of a Ship

By L.G. Carr Laughton

A very thorough discussion of the origins and use of “technical” terms associated with sailing vessels aimed at the “landsman”. Beginning with a discussion of the helm, and moving on to starboard, larboard and port, the article then addresses compass courses and points of sailing for square-rigged vessels. This is followed by terms associated with […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

A Nautical Dictionary

By L.G. Carr Laughton

An original objective of the Nautical Research Society was the collection of materials for the eventual publication of a nautical dictionary. The article notes the limited response from the readership to the appeal for comments and assistance with the proposal and reports the recent decision of the Society’s Council to rekindle the discussion. The nature […] Read More

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

H.M.S. Victory Report to the Victory Technical Committee of a Search Among the Admiralty Records

By L.G. Carr Laughton

This report sets out to fill a lacuna in the then current knowledge of the Victory: during her career she underwent a number of refits and modifications, so that the ship on display at Portsmouth in 1923 was very different from that built in 1765. In particular, it was by no means clear what she […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

The Great Ship of 1419

By L.G. Carr Laughton

Henry V’s great ship, which was building at Bayonne in 1419, is an old friend; but to the best of my belief no one has ever attempted to explain her dimensions, which at first sight appear remarkable. Henry V’s great ship at Bayonne was intended to be a carrack; and this seems not less likely […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Shantying and Shanties Part II

By L.G. Carr Laughton

It was through the cotton trade that negro songs and the term shanty were introduced ; and it was owing to the keenness of the sailing in the other services mentioned that shantying was carried to its height. Shanties are classified according to their use. In the heyday of shantying there were songs for a […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Whaling & Fishing

H.M. Brigantine Dispatch, 1692-1712

By L.G. Carr Laughton

The Dispatch one of nine brigantines built for the Navy between 1691 and 1695 was of 77 tons, 63ft. 3ins. Length, 16ft 7ins. beam with 35 men. Armament consisted of six small guns, (probably 4pdrs.) and two swivels; enough to take on small privateers. Auxiliary power was provided by up to 30 oars. From the […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Shipbuilding & Design

An Early Naval Chest

By L.G. Carr Laughton

The chest represented in the accompanying photographs is in the possession of Messrs. Crichton Bros., of Old Bond Street. From a naval point of view its most interesting feature is the badge, showing the foul anchor and crossed keys, which occurs three times on the chest itself, viz., once on the lid and twice on […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies

ON

By L.G. Carr Laughton

A review of the literature of some centuries since printed books began to the late nineteenth century leads to the conclusion that there is nothing in the history of our sea language to justify the common modern usage of speaking of being ‘on’ a ship, rather than ‘in’ or ‘on board’. Read More

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

The Naval Repository

By L.G. Carr Laughton

A description is offered of this book, which the author under his initials, L.G.C.L., had mentioned in a note in the April 1912 edition. It was published in 1762 by ‘an Officer of the Navy’ who may be Captain Thomas Hanway, R.N. Intended for the instruction of boys who may seek a life in the […] Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

A Bibliography of Nautical Dictionaries: Part II French Dictionaries

By L.G. Carr Laughton

In the bibliography of English nautical dictionaries published in the March 1911 Mariner’s Mirror, the entries were laid out alphabetically. The French bibliography is laid out in chronological order according to the date of the first edition of each book. Altogether there are 29 dictionaries listed, published between 1643 and 1861. In a compilation of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

A Bibliography of Nautical Dictionaries Part I

By L.G. Carr Laughton

Professor Laughton begins by setting out an approach to defining and organizing such material, dividing the works into two categories: Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries, which explain or describe the words in question; and word-books and glossaries, which merely translate them. The remainder of the article consists of a table of Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries in English, giving […] Read More

Filed under: Early Modern | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous