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List of Contributors to Three Decks

Threedecks started out as a one-man project to provide the data we had stored on the original 3decks site into a more accessible form. It has since expanded to be a multi-editor site with people from all over the world contributing.

Of course there are numerous people to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for their unending assistance and time helping with our research. This list however is just of those who contribute directly.

This page gives some details of the people behind the data you see. There are others, but they prefer to keep their light under a bushel. They are however no less important to the project.

If you want to help us in our endeavours, email me with your details, your areas of interest and how you think you can best contribute and you could be added to this list.

Cy[email protected]

British - Mainly interested in collating as much data about ships and their crews as possible.

I'm the guy to blame for the whole thing.

Jacques[email protected]

French - 49 years old - I'm a naval wargamer and I'm interested in collating the most accurate data about ships and their crews from 1660 to 1815.

My way to contribute is to work from a battle to an other.

John Houghton[email protected]

Unfortunately John passed away in November 2020. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew him.

Australian. My contribution so far has been to the Ottoman section reviewing, revising and adding to ship data and orders of battle for the period 1770 to 1807. I have now started work on pre-1770 Ottoman data.

Andrea Nardon [email protected]

Italy-27 years old. I'm a great lover of sailing ships, my contribution is to search informations on shipbuilding data and weaponry, to improve the best database in the world.

RégisNot Provided

Interested in French Privateers and French Navy :  ??? are mine

So if you have others datas , write on the page with the link

Greg Rogers[email protected]

PhD in Canadian-American History with special interest in the eighteenth-century colonial wars in North America.

I run a day-by-day Twitter feed of the Seven Years' War:

Grammont[email protected]

British - 61 years old - sucker for any sort of list, particularly if the crew get a mention, as though the officers get the limelight, they could not have achieved what they did without an awful lot of help

Carlos Alves Lopes[email protected]

He works as an integrated researcher in the Economics, Society, Heritage and Innovation group at the Institute of Contemporary History of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), since 2014, where he follows actually a line of research in Techno-Naval Contemporary History related with tactical an logistic military issues, and as an associate researcher at Naval Research Center, Naval School (Portuguese Navy), since 2016, where he follows the line of research in Naval History with the theme: "The Naval Blockade and The Armada”. In 2017 became associated as researcher to the Transnational Cultural Studies Network on Conflicts and Identities, a group of historical studies on war of the University of Seville’s Department of Contemporary History. In 2018 became national defence auditor. In 2019 he was invited to the Scientific Council of the Naval Research Center, CINAV.


JP Lapeyre[email protected]

JP graduated in Naval Architecture from UC Berkeley and worked as a Naval Architect for the US Navy at David Taylor Research Center (Washington DC). After working there for almost a decade, he accepted a leadership position in technology in San Diego, California where he raised a family. 

He recently discovered his GG Grandfather (b. 1767) was a French Privateer. JP now resides in New Orleans, Louisiana and is interested Gulf of Mexico shipwrecks.

Ian Boreham[email protected]

Editor of the Captain Cook Society, so interested in adding information about his ships, etc,. to the website, as well as ships he saw and wrote about in his journals

Benoît de Perier[email protected]

I am an 18-year-old Frenchman with a passion for the history of the de Perier family and the French Navy of the 18th century. 

Ann Sadler[email protected]

Primarily a genealogist and transcribe a lot of wills. The tree I have been doing for a few years has Magnus Johnson in it who was a ship's Master (The Guildford) and was involved in Convict Transport and also John Fulham Turner who was in partnership with James Mangles at Wapping for some years. Magnus Johnson married John Fulham Turner's daughter.