Cammillieri Packet Portraits

February 14, 2020

‘A very nice middy’ – Daniel Pender RN 1832-1891

A chance encounter led Volunteer Linda Batchelor on the trail of Daniel Pender, a Falmouth boy descended from a line of Packet ship sailors, who helped […]
October 29, 2019

The Guns of Prussia’s Cove

Cornwall is almost synonymous with smuggling and few late C18 smuggling families are more famous than the Carters of Prussia’s (now Prussia) Cove. They, and their […]
August 30, 2019

Penzance registered luggers and MFVs

We are fortunate that a large collection of historic photographs exist showing some of the luggers and motor fishing vessels registered in Penzance and fishing both […]
April 20, 2019

Operation Ariel and Falmouth – June 1940

The evacuation from Dunkirk of June 1940 is well-known but the evacuation from the rest of France in Operation Ariel is rarely mentioned in accounts of […]
February 12, 2019

New: Broad and Sons, Ship Agents of Falmouth

There were two leading Ship Agents operating in the town during Falmouth’s heyday in the C19: Fox’s and Broad’s. These companies provided services to ship owners […]
November 20, 2018

New: Edward Lawrance’s journal

Edward Lawrance was the commander of the Anna Teresa packet which left Falmouth for the Caribbean on 9 June 1776. He kept a journal which was […]
October 30, 2018

New: Falmouth’s Annus Horribilis

Falmouth may have been the first and last major port to the west and a ‘safe anchorage’ in a storm but it was not ideal, especially […]
August 21, 2018

New: The Last of the Sailing Cutters

We have added a new section which contains a transcription of the diaries of Walter Benson Hunkin, originally of Mevagissey in Cornwall. He served aboard the last […]
August 21, 2018
James' illustration of a bonito

New: More stories from the Packet Surgeon

As well as re-presenting Maritime Views we have taken the opportunity to add some more material for some of our existing stories. One of these is […]
July 8, 2018

We are only human …

The transfer of data from the old website to this one has been a massive (manual) effort. Although we have tried hard to re-edit everything, we […]
June 26, 2018
Jonik

Welcome to the new Maritime Views website

We are sailing … again. Our previous site has been causing all sorts of problems recently and so we have been back to the starting line […]
June 26, 2018

HMP Walsingham

Watercolour with ink and body colour 46.5cm x 58cm Unsigned Built: London 1795 185 tons Originally built for Captain Couse this Packet had a notable career […]
June 26, 2018

HMP Francis Feeling

Watercolour and ink with body colour 45.5cm x 58cm Built: Falmouth  c1807 19063/94  Tons Built for Captain Stephen Bell she was 80ft 8ins in length with […]
June 26, 2018

HMP Fox

Watercolour with ink and body colour 44.5cm x 59cm Signed: N.S. Cammillieri This brig of 227 tons, built in New York in 1806, was hired in […]
June 26, 2018

HMP Lady Mary Pelham

Watercolour with ink and body colour 45.5cm x 60cm Signed: N.S. Cammillieri Built: London c1816 20142/94 tons The Lady MaryPelham was 84ft 2ins long, 24ft broad with two […]
June 26, 2018

HMP Countess of Chichester

Watercolour with ink and body colour 44.5cm x 58cm Signed: N. Cammillieri Built: Falmouth, 1810 193 34/94 tons Captain Kirkness received his commission on 4th May […]
June 26, 2018

Nicholas Cammillieri 1773? – 1860

From the evidence of his surviving work it appears that Nicholas Cammillieri had a full and productive life, yet the archives have so far only afforded […]
June 21, 2018

HMP Swiftsure

Watercolour with ink and body colour 46.5cm x 59.5cm Signed: Nicholas Cammillieri Built: Fowey 1812 Owners: Angove & Co. A temporary Packet first hired in 1812 […]
June 21, 2018

The Pictures

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC) is fortunate in owning six Packet Ship portraits by the noted pierhead painter Nicholas Cammillieri (1773? – 1860). These were […]
June 20, 2018

Cammillieri Packet Portraits

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC) is fortunate in owning six Packet Ship portraits by the noted pierhead painter Nicholas Cammillieri (1773? – 1860). These were […]