Contents of the International Journal of Maritime History
Volume XXIII, Number 1 (June 2011)

Editor-in-Chief's Note / xi

Contributors / xiii


Sarah Palmer, “The Maritime World in Historical Perspective” / 1

Gordon Boyce, “Edward Bates and Sons, 1897-1915: Tramping Operations in Recession and Recovery” / 13

Anthony J. Arnold, “National Strategic Objectives, the Interests of the ‘Armaments Ring’ and the Failure of Thames Ironworks in 1912” / 51

Constantin Ardeleanu, “The European Commission of the Danube and the Results of Its Technical and Administrative Activity on the Safety of Navigation, 1856-1914” / 73

Hubert Bonin, “The Complementarities between Merchant Shipping and Ancillary Activities: The Case of Two French Firms, SCAC and SAGA (1880s-1990s)” / 95

Werner Scheltjens, “The Influence of Spatial Change on Operational Strategies in Early Modern Dutch Shipping: A Case Study of Dutch Shipping in the Gulf of Finland and Archangel, 1703-1740” / 115

G. Alan Metters, “Corn, Coal and Commerce: Merchants and Coastal Trading in Early Jacobean King’s Lynn” / 149

Ingo Heidbrink, “A Second Industrial Revolution in the Distant-Water Fisheries? Factory-Freezer Trawlers in the 1950s and 1960s” / 179


Henrik Sornn-Friese and Martin Jes Iversen, “Incentives, Capability and Opportunity: Exploring the Sources of Danish Maritime Leadership” / 193


David J. Starkey, “Piracy – Just as Man Made It” / 221

Lauren Benton, “Toward a New Legal History of Piracy: Maritime Legalities and the Myth of Universal Jurisdiction” / 225

Fabio López Lázaro, “Predation’s Place within Profit: Pirates and Capitalists within the Seventeenth-Century Rise of Lockean Liberalism” / 241

Matthew McCarthy, “‘A Delicate Question of a Political Nature:’ The Corso Insurgente and British Commercial Policy during the Spanish-American Wars of Independence, 1810-1824” / 277


Tapio Bergholm; Robert W. Cherny; Colin J. Davis; David De Vries; William Kenefick; Bruce Nelson; Tom Sheridan and Stephan Vanfraechem, “Reviews of William J. Mello, New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks” / 293

William J. Mello, “New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks. A Roundtable Response” / 332


Patrick O’Flanagan on review of Port Cities of Atlantic Iberia, c. 1500-1900 / 340


Andrew Forbes, “China and Sea Power in the Twenty-First Century” / 341


Atholl Anderson, James Barrett, Katie Boyle (eds.), The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring by Cheryl Ward / 347

Maria Fusaro, Colin Heywood and Mohamed-Salah Omri (eds.), Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Braudel’s Maritime Legacy by Salvatore Bottari / 348

Maartje van Gelder, Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice by Matteo Casini / 350

Alan F. Williams; W. Gordon Handcock and Chesley W. Sanger (eds.), John Guy of Bristol and Newfoundland: His Life, Times and Legacy by John C. Appleby / 352

Janny Venema, Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643): Designing a New World by Joost Schokkenbroek / 353

Ian Blanchard, International Economy in the “Age of Discoveries,” 1470-1570: Antwerp and the English Merchants’ World by Pauline Croft / 355

Nuala Zahedieh, The Capital and the Colonies: London and the Atlantic Economy, 1660-1700 by Ian K. Steele / 356

Andrew D. Nicholls, A Fleeting Empire: Early Stuart Britain and the Merchant Adventurers to Canada by Michael F. Dove / 358

Stephen R. Bown, Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900 by Cathryn J. Pearce / 360

Jean Sutton, The East India Company’s Maritime Service, 1746-1834: Masters of the Eastern Seas by Michael Pearson / 361

Paul Cheney, Revolutionary Commerce: Globalization and the French Monarchy by Alexandre Dubé / 363

Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker (eds.), Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by Christopher P. Magra / 365

James R. Fichter, So Great a Proffit: How the East Indies Trade Transformed Anglo-American Capitalism by Jonathan Goldstein / 367

Martin Rheinheimer (ed.), Mensch und Meer in der Geschichte Schleswig-Holsteins und Süddänemarks by Ortwin Pelc / 369

Adrian J. Webb (ed.), A Maritime History of Somerset. Volume One: Trade and Commerce by Adrian Jarvis / 370

William S. Dudley, Maritime Maryland: A History by Stephen J. Hornsby / 372

Günter Schilder and Hans Kok, Sailing for the East: History and Catalogue of Manuscript Charts on Vellum of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), 1602-1799 by W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns / 373

José Eugenio Borao Mateo, The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626-1642: The Baroque Ending of a Renaissance Endeavor by Kent G. Deng / 374

Robert I. Hellyer, Defining Engagement: Japan and Global Contexts, 1640-1868 by Randall Dodgen / 376

Pamila Gupta, Isabel Hofmeyr, Michael Pearson (eds.), Eyes Across the Water: Navigating the Indian Ocean by Sanjay Subrahmanyam / 377

Yacoub Yusuf Al-Hijji, Kuwait and the Sea: A Brief Social and Economic History by Thabit A.J. Abdullah / 379

Samuel Baker, Written on the Water: British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture by Timothy Jenks / 380

Lars Scholl (gen. ed.); Erik Hoops, Ursula Feldkamp (eds.), Deutsches Schiffahrtsarchiv 32 (2009): Wissenschaftliches Jahrbuch des Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums by Timm Weski / 381

Kai Kähler, Zwischen Wirtschaftsförderung und Wirtschaftsbetrieb: Hamburgs öffentlicher Hafenbetrieb im Wandel, 1910-1970: Von staatlicher Kaiverwaltung in den freien Wettbewerb by Wouter Heijveld / 383

Judith Kestler, Kriegsgefangenschaft und Weltreise: Untersuchungen zur Biographie eines unfreiwilligen Teilnehmers am Zweiten Weltkrieg by Michael L. Hadley / 385

R.W.H. Miller, Priest in Deep Water: Charles Hopkins and the 1911 Seamen’s Strike by Tony Lane / 386

Michael C. Connolly, Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen by Colin J. Davis / 388

Gregory Votolato, Ship by Arthur Donovan / 389

Eric Lawson, When They Sailed the World: Egeria and the Millidge Family Ships by David A. Walker / 390

Anthony S. Mollica, Jr., Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories by John Summers / 391

Stephen Baines, The Yorkshire Mary Rose: The Ship General Carleton of Whitby by Ian Friel / 393

Andrew Jampoler, Horrible Shipwreck! A full, true and particular account of the melancholy loss of the British convict ship ‘Amphitrite,’ When 108 female convicts, 12 children, and 13 seamen Met with a watery grave, in sight of thousands, None being saved out of 136 souls but three! by Amy Mitchell-Cook / 394

Alan Scarth, Titanic and Liverpool by James G. Greenlee / 395

Klaus-Peter Kiedel, Eine Million Seemeilen: Mit dem Bordfotografen Hanns Tschira über die Meere der Welt, 1927-1939 by Jan Drent / 397

Susan Casey, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by William J. Iams / 398

Dennis Rumley, Sanjay Chaturvedi and Vijay Sakhuja (eds.), Fisheries Exploitation in the Indian Ocean: Threats and Opportunities by Malcolm Tull / 399

Tundi Agardy, Ocean Zoning: Making Marine Management More Effective by Elizabeth M. De Santo / 401

Donald Warrin, So Ends This Day: The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765-1927 by Glenn M. Grasso / 402

Quentin R. Walsh; ed. P.J. Capelotti, The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses, 1937-38 by Bjørn L. Basberg / 404

Myra Glenn, Jack Tar’s Story: The Autobiographies and Memoirs of Sailors in Antebellum America by Hester Blum / 405

George Shelvocke; Vincent McInerney (ed. & intro.), A Privateer’s Voyage around the World by David J Starkey / 406

David Eltis and David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade by James Walvin / 407

David Richardson, Suzanne Schwarz and Anthony Tibbles (eds.), Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery by Ty M. Reese / 409

Audra A. Diptee, From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 1775-1807 by Maria Alessandra Bollettino / 410

Jean Marteilhe, Vincent McInerney (ed. & intro.), Galley Slave: The Autobiography of a Protestant Condemned to the French Galleys by Alan James / 412

Robert Antony (ed.), Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas by John E. Wills, Jr. / 413

Bruce A. Elleman, Andrew Forbes, David Rosenberg (eds.), Piracy and Maritime Crime: Historical and Modern Case Studies by Peter Lehr / 414

David F. Marley, Modern Piracy: A Reference Handbook by Christopher Spearin / 416

Jerry Lockett, Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada by Victor Suthren / 418

Andrew David (ed.); Barry Gough (intro.), William Robert Broughton’s Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific, 1795-1798 by Robin Inglis / 419

Scott Ridley, Morning of Fire: John Kendrick’s Daring American Odyssey in the Pacific by Barry Gough / 421

Giancarlo Casale, The Ottoman Age of Exploration by Paul D. Buell / 423

Daniel Panzac, La marine ottomane: De l’apogée à la chute de l’Empire (1572-1923) by Phillip Williams / 424

Steve Murdoch, The Terror of the Seas? Scottish Maritime Warfare, 1513-1713 by N.A.M. Rodger / 425

David Denis Aldridge, Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Expeditions to the Baltic Sea, 1715-1727 by Roger Morriss / 427

Rif Winfield, First Rate: The Greatest Warships of the Age of Sail by Trevor Kenchington / 428

J.R. McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 by Paul Webb / 430

David McLean, Surgeons of the Fleet: The Royal Navy and its Medics from Trafalgar to Jutland by Jane Bowden-Dan / 431

William Leeman, The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic by Christine F. Hughes / 433

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg, A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life on Board USS ‘Saginaw’ by Spencer C. Tucker / 435

H.P. Willmott, The Last Century of Sea Power. Volume 1: From Port Arthur to Chanak, 1894-1922; Volume 2: From Washington to Tokyo, 1922-1945 by Nicholas Tracy / 436

Geirr H. Haarr, The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940; and Geirr H. Haarr, The Battle for Norway, April-June 1940 by Eric C. Rust / 439

Anthony J. Cumming, The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain by Bruce Taylor / 441

Thomas Wildenberg and Norman Polmar, Ship Killer: A History of the American Torpedo by Fraser McKee / 443

David Fairhall, Cold Front: Conflict Ahead in Arctic Waters by Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel / 444

Andrew Forbes (ed.), Maritime Capacity Building in the Asia-Pacific Region by Angus Topshee / 446

Vijay Sakhuja, Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Century. Strategic Transactions: China, India and Southeast Asia by Gregory P. Gilbert / 447


Updated: June 10,  2011