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“A New and Very Modern Business:” The Traffic and Operations of the Early Steamship

John Armstrong and David M. Williams.

in The Impact of Technological Change

January 2011; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Maritime History. 9274 words.

This chapter explores the impact of the steamship on maritime business and operations. It examines the new requirements necessary for shipbuilders and shipowners to attain, which included...

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"A World Embracing Sea:" The Oceans as Highway, 1604-1815

Olaf U. Janzen.

in War and Trade in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland

January 2013; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Maritime History. 4602 words.

This chapter is a study of maritime trade during the ‘mercantilism’ period of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It explores the way oceans functioned as highways for ships, people,...

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Aaron Manby

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The first steamship to be built of iron. She was fitted with an engine designed by the Scottish engineer Henry Bell (1767–1830), and made her first voyage in 1822 when she carried...

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Aaron Manby

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 129 words.

the first steamship to be built of iron. She was fitted with an engine designed by the Scottish engineer Henry Bell...

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AB

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

The abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman on board ship. In the days of sail it was someone who could hand, reef,...

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AB

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 76 words.

the abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman on board ship. In the days of sail it was someone who could ...

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aback

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The situation of the sails of a square-rigged ship when the yards are trimmed to bring the wind to bear on their forward side. Sails are laid aback purposely to stop a ship's way through...

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aback

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 128 words.

the situation of the sails of a square-rigged ship when the yards are trimmed to bring the wind to bear on their forward side. Sails are laid aback purposely to stop a ship's way through...

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abaft

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is...

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abaft

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 52 words.

towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. ...

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