Author Results for W.B.C. Probert

The Evolution of Rocket-based Maritime Rescue Systems in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

By W.B.C. Probert

Being driven onto a lee shore was a common type of shipwreck, often with great loss of life. Manby’s development of a mortar to throw a line from shore was supported by the government from 1816. Following further parliamentary concern, including several Enquiries and the 1854 Merchant Shipping Act, this was supplemented and eventually superseded […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Lifesaving & Coastguard | Merchant Marines