Author Results for William Salisbury

Early Tonnage Measurement in England Part I

By William Salisbury

The armament and complement of a warship defined size; only cargo capacity described a merchant ship. Fourteenth century owners estimated total cargo capacity on wine tuns. Hire and port dues were levied accordingly.   The Tudors introduced a bounty for building larger ships, and paid additional hire on crew and armament space. An easier way of […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | High Middle Ages | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Merchantmen in 1754

By William Salisbury

The author attempts to reconstruct mid-18th century merchant vessels from dimensions and drawings contained in Mungo Murray’s “A treatise on ship-building and navigation” published in 1754. The reconstruction is complicated by the fact that the dimensions given may fit well the forms of naval vessels but are less adaptable to the build of hull of […] Read More

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