Author Results for Martin Bellamy

Note: The Port of Glasgow

By Martin Bellamy

A number of photographs showing the river and port of Glasgow have been discovered in the Museum. Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Art & Music | Harbours & Dockyards | Merchant Marines

Note: Unravelling the Mystery of the Comet Engine

By Martin Bellamy

The Comet was the first commercial steamship in Europe, and this gives the evidence for the engine used. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

Note: Unravelling the Mystery of the Comet Engine

By Martin Bellamy

The succession of engines fitted to the first commercial steamship in Europe. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

A Ludicrous Travesty? James R. Napier and the Lancefield

By Martin Bellamy

When James R. Napier’s shipyard failed in 1861 he was left with the small steamer Lancefield, which he had built to a novel design on his own account. After failing to find a buyer he established a marginally profitable service from Ardrossan to Belfast, but came up against the might of the Glasgow & South Western […] Read More

Filed under: Irish Sea | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration | Shipbuilding & Design

Financing the Preservation of Historic Ships: should the UK Taxpayer Pay? An Overview of Past, Present and Future Policy

By Martin Bellamy

Historic ships help to define our national pride and represent our glorious traditions. A survey of ship preservation in the UK reveals a mixed story with successes and failures. Attempts to create a coherent policy on preserving ships have suffered setbacks. Tables set out the distribution of public funds to ship preservation projects. The age-old […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

Note: English Master Shipwrights to the Danish Crown 1570-1680

By Martin Bellamy

Following the article in MM 1997/3, this corrects the succession of English shipwrights employed by the Danish-Norwegian crowns. Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

P.S. Caledonia: Denmark’s First Steamship

By Martin Bellamy

Launched at Port Glasgow in 1815, Caledonia went into passenger service on the west coast then on the Thames. James Watt replaced the machinery prior to sailing her up the Rhine, where stronger currents required further modifications to the paddles. In 1818 permission was obtained to operate a service between Copenhagen and Kiel. In 1830 […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century
Subjects include: Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft | Shipbuilding & Design