Author Results for W B Whall

Note: Nautical Instruments

By W B Whall

Whall points out that Charles Robinson (MM Volume 1, Issue 12), omitted John Sellar, 1670, from his list of books which gave drawings of nautical instruments. He also believed that Sellar’s were better than Gunters. Read More

Filed under: Early Modern | Other (location)
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Note: The Betsy Cains

By W B Whall

Whall challenges Senior’s claim that the Betsy Cains was a brig with evidence that showed she was a ship and was a deep water vessel, not a coastal collier. (See MM Volume 1, Issue 12). Read More

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

Note: The Galley of the 18th Century

By W B Whall

Following-up a Note in MM Volume 2, Issue 6 Whall provides evidence of the use of galleys from the first half of the Eighteenth Century. From 1707-8 House of Lords’ papers he is able to provide the names of no less than six galleys, plus the Mary-galley which was built 1744. Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Galley of the 18th Century

By W B Whall

Following-up a Note in MM Volume 2, Issue 6 Whall provides evidence of the use of galleys from the first half of the Eighteenth Century. From 1707-8 House of Lords’ papers he is able to provide the names of no less than six galleys, plus the Mary-galley which was built 1744. Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Galley of the 18th Century

By W B Whall

Following-up a Note in MM Volume 2, Issue 6 Whall provides evidence of the use of galleys from the first half of the Eighteenth Century. From 1707-8 House of Lords’ papers he is able to provide the names of no less than six galleys, plus the Mary-galley which was built 1744. Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Port

By W B Whall

Whall seeks to establish the earliest used of ‘port’, rather than the then commonly used ‘larboard’. The most likely earliest written record was that by Mountaine in his dictionary of 1776. Read More

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

Note: An Age Competition

By W B Whall

Whall seeks to clarify a misunderstanding raised in MM Volume 1, Issue 6 concerning the wide spacing of registration numbers of vessels built at broadly the same time. Whall points out that blocks of numbers were allocated to different ports and, therefore, if the two vessels mentioned in the article were registered at different ports […] Read More

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

Note: Artemon

By W B Whall

Whall highlights an error of translation of ‘artemon’ between the Authorised and Revised versions of the New Testament. The first claims “main-sail”, the other “foresail”. Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

Note: Robert Park of Ipswich

By W B Whall

Whall provides additional material relating to the Robert Park article (An Old Fighting Merchant Seaman) which appeared in MM Volume 1, Issue 10. Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Merchant Marines

Note: Xebec

By W B Whall

Whall provides details of additional information concerning Xebecs in support of B Glanvill Corney’s article that appeared in Volume 1, Issue 7 Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design