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by Cy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Some info on 17th C Danish ships
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Some info on 17th C Danish ships

Hi

All info is useful and in any format you prefer, although scans of the original would be my preference.

Cy
by Cy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Names of English cannons
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Names of English cannons

One thing to remember is that in the 17C the terms Cannon and Culverine indicated different types of armament as well as different shot weight. Cannons were shorter in calibre, 18-28 against a culverines 32-34, more squat, and therefore had a lower muzzle velocity and lower range but with a greater ...
by Cy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Wargaming
Topic: War by Sail
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: War by Sail

Much better, thanks
by Cy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prize Money.
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Prize Money.

You may be able to find some information in the London Gazette, which published dates and locations for prize money to be paid.

The Gazette is available online at https://www.thegazette.co.uk/
by Cy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Wargaming
Topic: War by Sail
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: War by Sail

Word of warning mediafire (the host site for the pdf) is full of bogus links, all of which say DOWNLOAD, and most of which try to install software you REALLY REALLY do not want. There is a link that downloads the pdf, but unless you are certain you know what you are doing, don't. I will not remove ...
by Cy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain of HMS Victory in 1818
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Captain of HMS Victory in 1818

If by Some web sites you mean Wikipedia and their assertion that "Active service was resumed from February 1817 when she was relisted as a first-rate carrying 104 guns", then that is plain wrong. In February 1817 the Victory was re-rated as a 1st rate by having her nominal armament increased from 98...
by Cy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain of HMS Victory in 1818
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Captain of HMS Victory in 1818

To confirm that Victory was not in commission in 1818, the captain's log records cease on 18th Dec 1812 and do not restart on 2nd Feb 1824.
by Cy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Thomas Lynn
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Thomas Lynn

Hi Suzy Thomas Lynn, lieutenant of 1746, has no extant passing certificate which may have indicated an approximate age. The only thing we can say is that to pass the examination and become a lieutenant he 'should' be more than 20 years of age and have 6 years sea service. This would suggest a date o...
by Cy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Images on ship pages?
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Images on ship pages?

There are already some, very few, pages with images on them, just the one though is allowed. The main problem is sourcing out of copyright images and finding time to upload them, together with the possible impact on hosting that several gigs worth of images may have. One day I'll upgrade the system ...
by Cy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

You are going to have a lot of difficulty finding detailed weapons listings for the Dutch, nobody else has managed it. Most of their archives were destroyed by fire. The best published source is probably Jim Benders 'Dutch Warships in the age of Sail', but that is limited and has wide scale omission...