Author Results for Peter Thompson

Note: Eight Weeks in the Bristol Channel, 1947

By Peter Thompson

The following account of the fortunes of the Braunton trading ketch Agnes in the brutal winter of 1947 complements the overview, published in The Mariner’s Mirror, of how the Bristol Channel coastwise trade worked through the 15 years that followed the end of the second world war.1 It was compiled by the then mate of […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

Note: Two English West Country Mutual Marine Insurance Societies

By Peter Thompson

Local as opposed to London insurance were pioneered in the North of England, and the companies investigated here operated very similar schemes. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

Working a Thames Sailing Barge Circa 1950

By Peter Thompson

Written in 1995 to celebrate the centenary of the launch of the Thames Barge Sailing Club’s Centaur, this article is based on the oral history of her last-but-one skipper to have her in trade, Stan Yeates, and covers the years 1949-52. By then such barges worked the Thames Estuary and along the adjacent coasts of […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Post WW2
Subjects include: Administration | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Logistics | Manpower & Life at Sea | Ship Handling & Seamanship