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Alan Villiers

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Literature.

(1903–82),

British master mariner and maritime author, born in Melbourne, Australia. He went to sea at the age of 15 in the barque Rothesay Bay and served altogether five years in...

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articles of agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Bibliography.

The condition of service signed by a seaman in the merchant marine when joining a ship which formed a legal contract with his employers. Normally they embodied provisions governing rates of...

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blackbirding

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Maritime History.

Was the practice of kidnapping, or otherwise ensnaring, South Pacific islanders—known as Kanakas—in order to sell them to those running cotton and sugar plantations in Queensland,...

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BOYLE, Algernon (Douglas Edward Harry) (1871 - 1949)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Intellectual History; Literature; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 133 words.

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BRAZZA, Pierre Paul François Camille de (1852 - 1905)

in Who Was Who

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Intellectual History; Literature; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 94 words.

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BUCKMAN, Edwin (1841 - 1930)

in Who Was Who

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Painting; Intellectual History; Literature; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Military Life and Institutions; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 194 words.

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Chatham

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Maritime History.

A British naval base, Chatham stands on the river Medway, on the north coast of Kent, England. Its foundation is traditionally dated to 1547, when a storehouse was hired at ...

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Claude-Joseph Vernet

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Literature.

(1714–1789),

French marine painter. Joseph Vernet was born on August 14, 1714, in Avignon, a city of Provence, the southern province of France, which was at that time the holy ...

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FORSBERG, (Charles) Gerald (1912 - 2000), author; Assistant Director of Marine Services, Ministry of Defence (Navy Department), 1972–75 (Deputy Director, 1958–72)

in Who Was Who

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Intellectual History; Literature; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 347 words.

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Frederick Marryat

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Maritime History.

(1792–1848),

British naval officer and novelist, born at Westminster, London. He was the son of Joseph Marryat, the agent for Grenada in the Windward Islands, and grandson of...

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