Author Results for Peter Throckmorton

Wrecks at Methone

By Peter Throckmorton

This provides a report of the excavation of three wrecks in the harbour at the Ionian island of Methone, or Modon. The survey thought it had found the 18 gun brig HMS Columbine which had sunk in 1824, but they had actually surveyed an Austrian brig that had sunk in almost the same position in 1860. The remains of […] Read More

Filed under: WW2 | Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

Roman Shipwrecks and Modern Aegean Ships

By Peter Throckmorton

This article gives details of Roman shipwrecks from just before and after the birth of Christ. It goes into construction materials and methods and compares them with boats constructed in modern times, concluding that changes have been evolutionary, as distinct from revolutionary. The various types of modern boats, their construction and their business, are discussed. […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design