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All at Sea 4

We also liked this perpetual calendar in the current “Travellers and Traders” exhibition at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. It was printed around 1790 for the Dutch East India Company, as a navigation aid for ships.


Maritime Monday for March 27th 2017

Another week’s flown by! Here’s to more interesting maritime news from Monkey Fist. I really liked reading about the Irish this week…

ORP Piorun (G65) was an N-class destroyer used by the Polish Navy during the … 7 more words


All at Sea 3

There are also some great vintage maps on display in the “Travellers and Traders” exhibition at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. This one dates from the 1620s and shows the (then) recent discoveries of Dirk Hartog. 42 more words


Museum Ships Series I: The Falls of Clyde

Introduction To Museum Ships Series

One of the reasons that I started this blog is that I wanted to discuss museum ships and the preservation issues inherent with them. 6,179 more words

All at Sea 2

These two old, weathered pewter plates are not the largest or most colourful items displayed in the “Travellers & Traders” exhibition at the Western Australian Maritime Museum – but they are the most interesting, especially for West Australians. 77 more words


All at Sea

We went for a wander around Fremantle harbour recently. Had coffee in the E Shed, walked beside the A and B Sheds (left above), stopped to admire Sail Training Ship Leeuwin II, and went into the Western Australian Maritime Museum. 27 more words


Sea, the Conference

This blog has often touched on the subject of ‘sea blindness’ in modern Britain, notably here, and I also took that as the theme of the keynote lecture I delivered to last year’s conference for new researchers in maritime history. 936 more words

Naval History