Thank you Kurt. Archaeology projects like this probably promise more than anything else to further what we understand about 17th and 18th century ships at this point. And while individual wrecks frequently tell us relatively little about hull design and construction, the aggregate of all that data is something we very much need in order to have any chance of seeing trends and patterns (or their absence).
Our overall aim is to be an open, yet quality medium for furthering substantive inquiry within the rich field of maritime affairs among a growing number of scholars.
In 1782 the 28-gun, sixth-rate frigate HMS Solebay was destroyed by her crew to prevent her capture by the French in a naval engagement off the island of Nevis. In 2010, 228 years after her destruction, a small team of researchers located Solebay’s remains. A year later underwater archaeologist Chris Cartellone studied the site to see what the material culture remaining on the sea floor could tell us about the past. Cartellone shared his experiences through his online project journal “Nevis Shipwrecks: Project Solebay” on the Museum of Underwater
CFP: Space, place, and landscape in the history of communications, a one-day symposium at the Weston Library, University of Oxford, Tuesday 16 June 2015.
The following reviews were posted to various H-Net web sites between 02 Mar 2015 and 09 Mar 2015 and may be of interest to H-Maritime members.
Reviewed for H-War by Harold Winton
Bartsch, William H.. _Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First
Land Defeat of World War II_. Williams-Ford Texas A&M University
Military History Series. College Station: Texas A&M University
Press, 2014. 360 pp. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-184-0.