Author Results for P.A.B. Thomson

The Austin Farrar Memorial Article 2011: Documentation of Working Sailing Craft in the British Isles in the 1930s

By P.A.B. Thomson

This lecture documented the disappearance of working sailing vessels from the 1920s onwards. Acknowledgement of this prompted Frank Carr to publish the survey Vanishing Craft, and to involve the SNR in undertaking detailed documentation of the disappearing world. The quick response by the Society and a research fund brought 160 plans, but once the fund […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

Documentation of Working Sailing Craft in the British Isles in the 1930s

By P.A.B. Thomson

This lecture describes the role of the Society in the project to document working smiling craft on the British Isles during the early decades of the twentieth century. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Twentieth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Leisure & Small Craft | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Seychelles Schooners: a Retrospect

By P.A.B. Thomson

A detailed account and short essay of the sailing schooners trading general cargo amongst the island archipelago of the Seychelles group. The vessels listed were locally built with regard to specialised local conditions experienced in the region. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

Jean François Hodoul, Corsair of the Indian Ocean

By P.A.B. Thomson

  Jean Francois Hodoul was one of the best known French Indian Ocean corsairs of the Revolutionary War of 1793 to 1801 after Surcouf, Lememe and Perroud. Unlike his more celebrated peers he did not return to privateering after the Peace of Amiens broke down in 1803. Instead he settled in the Seychelles, effectively neutral […] Read More

Filed under: French Revolution | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers