Author: Sovereignty Of The Sea

ltwilliammowett: Liber Nauticus 1805 was a ma…

ltwilliammowett:

Liber Nauticus 1805 was a manual for artists. By Dominic and John Thomas Serres. © pics by M.K.

artist-bruegel: Naval battle in the Gulf of N…

artist-bruegel:

Naval battle in the Gulf of Naples, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Medium: oil,panel

https://www.wikiart.org/en/pieter-bruegel-the-elder/naval-battle-in-the-gulf-of-naples-1562

eriebasin: Late 1700s Mourning Ring, Miniatur…

eriebasin:

Late 1700s Mourning Ring, Miniature of Ship and Anchor, with Hair and Sepia Decoration, 9K

njnavyguy: On this day [6 October] in 1884, t…

njnavyguy:

On this day [6 October] in 1884, the Naval War College was founded in Newport, RI. The idea for the War College came from Stephen B. Luce, its first President, who wrote in Proceedings magazine that naval officers should “possess a knowledge of the science and practice of war.”

petalier: @WeHeartIt /entry/278169903

petalier:

@WeHeartIt /entry/278169903

oochilka:

oochilka:

What if Hornblower and Jack Aubrey met when they were midshipmen

ltwilliammowett: Painting of a Scottish ship…

ltwilliammowett:

Painting of a Scottish ship 16th century, perhaps part of the Darien fleet, by an unknown artist

Regular

thejakelikesonions:

The compass will also not tell you to buy my book, but you should buy my book.

ltwilliammowett: A diorama of HMS ‘Victory’ …

ltwilliammowett:

A diorama of HMS ‘Victory’
afloat in Portsmouth harbour with a paddle steamer in the foregound, the
whole under a glass dome. It was made of oak from ‘Victory’.

A note from the maker William C. Barnaby states: ‘This case contains a
model of HMS Victory. The model is made from oak cut out by me with the
broken blade of a hacksaw from a split in the timber of the continuation
of the rib against which admiral Lord Nelson died in the cockpit below.
I was a boy discharged from HMS Volage to Victory to await rating to
Ordinary Seaman on attaining the age of 18 in February 1895. The Victory
is shown against the background of the Gosport shore – where she lay
moored in 1894. On the left is Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Creek, HMS
Vincent, training ship, Camper & Nicholson Yacht Builders, Gosport,
‘Hard’ with floating bridge and half Perry, Lapthorne & Ratsey’s
sailmaking loft, Royal Clarence Victualling Yard with model of Royal
Yacht Osborne in which Queen Victoria made her frequent trips from the
yard to Osborne House. Extreme right shows HMS Bachante which made the
trip round the world with the two young princes, the Duke of York and
Duke of Clarence 1879-80’.

Date made
circa 1895

3, 12, and 13?

3, 12, and 13?

3. Funniest historical kerfuffle?
Napoleon once ordered a rabbit hunt with senior generals and politicians. His aide was ordered to round up 2,000 wild rabbits, except the unlucky guy cut corners and bought 2,000 tame ones. They’re released from their hutches, see Napoleon, and decided that it must be feeding time. Rather than fleeing they charge him en-mass, causing him to turn tail and speed off in his carriage, bunnies in hot pursuit. 

12. If you could prevent one tragedy, which would you choose?

I’ll be boring and say the Titanic, or possibly the Aberfan disaster. 

13. Fun fact?

Carrots are orange because of the Dutch and William of Orange. They used to be all sorts of colours (black, purple, white), but the Dutch promoted the orange ones so much as a form of propaganda that they became the mainstream.