In WWI, Germany’s policy of wholesale mining of the North Sea and Atlantic was implemented from the day War was declared. Both during the confl ict and afterwards, fi shing vessels were crucial in combating this dire menace. Not only did they patrol and sweep the seas for the Royal…Read More
Prime Minister David Lloyd George spent the night of 22 April 1918 wide awake. He was noticeably on edge all that long night as he waited with growing impatience for news from the continent - what Sir Winston Churchill would later call ‘the finest feat of arms in the Great War’.…Read More
With celebrations being planned next year for the 250 year commemoration of Captain Cook’s first landfall in New Zealand, I dusted off my account of my brief experience aboard the “Endeavour” replica during her millennium voyage in the year 2000.
Over 100 years have passed since the tragic collision in Carlingford Lough between the Holyhead passenger steamer Connemara and an incoming collier. Of a total of 95 people in both vessels, only one survived, and this detailed account of the disaster puts right certain misconceptions as to what actually happened…Read More
December 2016 will be a poignant time on the stunningly beautiful islands that make up the US State of Hawaii. A few precious old men stumble with the aid of walking sticks and frames towards the harbour and with straight backs and tears in their eyes they remember. They remember…Read More
Note from the Editor In April 2016, we published the article ‘Eastern Ranger and the Red Guards’ which covered the frightening experience of the officers and crew of the Eastern Moon at the hands of the Red Guard movement and the Chinese authorities in 1967.