Thomas Vaisset

On 25 September 1911 the battleship Liberté exploded in Toulon harbour. This tragedy is just one of the many disasters that the French fleet suffered at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries and also represents the peak of these calamities, since it is undoubtedly the most deadly suffered by a French Navy ship in peacetime. The aim of this article is to study how the navy managed this disaster and the resulting deaths of service personnel, which were all the more traumatic because the incident happened in France’s main military port and in circumstances that do not match the traditional forms of death at sea.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Amanda Slevin

much attention when police force was used against protestors to permit Shell’s entry onto private property at Pollatomais, despite the company not having permission from the landowner or the appropriate permissions to conduct work at that site. In 2008 and 2009, both the police and navy were deployed to prevent efforts by local fishermen to obstruct offshore pipe-laying efforts in Broadhaven Bay. Backed by the state, Shell continued with the development of the Corrib gas terminal and in 2008 the company hired the Solitaire, one of the world’s largest pipe

in Gas, oil and the Irish state
Rethinking navigation
Penny McCall Howard

navigation refers 12 122 122 Techniques and technologies to his own sailing experience and is not an ethnography of Western navigation (1970: 144, 232). Likewise, Thomas Widlok compares his own use of a GPS to the orientation skills of the Hai||om whom he worked with in Namibia (1997). Hutchins’ Cognition in the Wild is an ethnography of navigation practices, but only on board large US Navy ships. Much more actual ethnography of Western navigators is needed to make proper comparisons or analysis. The navigation practices Hutchins observed being used by a US Navy

in Environment, labour and capitalism at sea
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Seas, oceans and civilisations
Jeremy C.A. Smith

declared bankruptcy in 1799, formal colonial rule of Dutch Asian possessions became a matter of government administration. Expansion halted. England, initially a minor naval power, also produced an oceanic state from the most extreme margin of the Eurasian land 119 Saltwater horizons 119 mass. When the British government separated the functions of the British navy from commercial interests, it removed fiscal and organisational responsibility from commercial operations, enhancing the profitability of the latter and the viability of the former. Even with modifications

in Debating civilisations
Dimitris Dalakoglou

Albanians. These are the same Albanians who build houses for Greeks, in Greece, a country where the majority of construction workers are Albanian. In this book, roads and migrants’ houses built in their home country emerge as different parts of the same process. In fact, there is the paradox of an alienating cross-border highway that is being dealienated within the affective and familiar sphere of the home. The long post-cold war period This book starts with the story of a boat full of Albanian migrants that sank after its collision with a vessel of the Italian Navy which

in The road
Graham Crow and Jaimie Ellis

. However, there always seems to be a close and understanding relationship between them and, as opposites, they appear to complement each other. Linda’s story: 1978 Linda was born in 1944; she was one of twelve children. By 1960, at the age of 16, she had married. Her family had always struggled to get by – even in years of so-called affluence in the 1950s. … At weekends, as soon as she was 14, Linda took casual employment at the holiday camps in Leysdown on Saturdays and Sundays. … [This was when] she met Jim, who was in the Merchant Navy and was some

in Revisiting Divisions of Labour
June Cooper

impressionable young boys progressed in their education, maintained good health, and did not succumb to the temptations of city life. The home’s motto was ‘prevention is better than cure’.72 Thomas Spunner, former secretary of the Protestant Orphan Refuge Society, previously known as the Charitable Protestant Orphan Union, was superintendent of the Working Boys’ Home from 1879 to 1896. Industrial school ships The Hibernian Marine Society was co-founded by the Lord Mayor, the Archbishop of Dublin in 1774. It was aimed at the orphans of seafarers in the Merchant and Royal Navy

in The Protestant Orphan Society and its social significance in Ireland, 1828–1940
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Maritime Palestine displaced
Diana Allan

– “we all of us have this skill, we all fish.” The family had collectively fished for years off Zib and the Israeli coastal town of Nahariya. “The waters from Nahariya up to the border with Lebanon were empty for many years. Few Jews fished then” – wryly adding that they had come to Palestine to build a state, not to fish. Those who went back took risks, but were richly rewarded. In 1958, during one of these illicit fishing trips, Mahmoud's father was arrested by the Israeli navy for “crossing regional borders” and sentenced to two months in Atlit

in Displacement
Theorizing the fluid national and urban regimes of forced migration in Southeast Asia
Pei Palmgren

illegal, collaborations between state and non-state actors to facilitate movement of forced migrants out of the national territory. The section identifies two ways state authorities have accomplished these pushes: collusion with human smugglers to deflect boats or funnel passengers through shadow migration routes, and devolution of management to humanitarian actors working to resettle refugees to other countries. In 2009, news stories exposed the Thai Navy's “push back” policy of towing intercepted boats of smuggled Rohingya migrants back out to sea

in Displacement
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

the Ottomans had quelled Ali Pasha in Yannina and had sent abundant forces to the south. Thus, in January 1824 the Sultan took ‘a bold but desperate step’ 71 and summoned the semi-independent Muhammad Ali Pasha, the governor of Egypt, to subdue the Greeks. He agreed to send his son, Ibrahim Pasha, as head of an army and navy. The move, though successful militarily, was to prove a grave mistake. In the same month (January 1824), Russia took the initiative

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century