Free talks about Jersey's maritime heritage with the Friends of the Maritime Museum.


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22-02-2019 20:00 22-02-2019 21:00 36 Free Talk Series with the Friends of the Maritime Museum

Visit http://www.jerseyheritage.org/whats-on/free-talk-series- for details
Jersey Archive Jersey Heritage info@jerseyheritage.org DD/MM/YYYY Fri 22 Feb 2019 20:00 - 21:00

29-03-2019 20:00 29-03-2019 21:00 36 Free Talk Series with the Friends of the Maritime Museum

Visit http://www.jerseyheritage.org/whats-on/free-talk-series- for details
Jersey Archive Jersey Heritage info@jerseyheritage.org DD/MM/YYYY Fri 29 Mar 2019 20:00 - 21:00


 

Friday 22 February

...and now the yarn has been spun.....Rope Making

Sue Hardy will look at one of the major ancilliary industries for the Island's shipbuilding industry - rope making.  While shipswere built of wood and powered by sails, they were controlled by rope and each ship required miles of ropes in different sizes for cables, hawsers, sheets, halyards and rigging - and where even the smallest rope was too thick, codeline for whipping.  All this cordage was made in ropewalks where localy grown or imported hemp was spun into strands then twisted into ropes, which were to be found near the yards.

 

Friday 29 March

His/Her Majesty's Ships JERSEY with Doug Ford

Since the formation of the Royal Navy in 1660 , seven Royal Navy ships have carried the name of the Island JERSEY. In his talk Doug will look at the various vessels and the variety of roles they have taken - from line of battle against the French and Dutch, attacking Barbary pirates, convoy duty and escort and fishery protection and prisoner of war hell-hole.  JERSEYs have been active in the North Sea, Channel and West Indies, North America and the Mediterranean.  With a new round of Navel building in the offing is it time for the new Royal Navy ship to carry the Island's name?