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by Cy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Ship Builders & Designers
Topic: Leith Dockyard Personnel
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Leith Dockyard Personnel

Some more on Stainer Canham London kalendar and court and city register show him as one of the foreman of the Yard at Deptford in 1819. ADM 29/8/80: "Stainer H CANHAM; Rank: Foreman; Born: [Not Given]; Age on entry: [Not Given]; Dates served: 13 June 1780-25 May 1825; Date and Type of Application: B...
by Cy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Naval Officer at Leith
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Naval Officer at Leith

Hi. Thanks, but slightly confused by this. Interestingly I have no record of either a George Kingdom or a John Day as captains in the Royal Navy. In fact there's no record of a George Kingdom as a commissioned officer at all. There is a John Day, commissioned lieutenant on 21 Dec 1808 and as a retir...
by Cy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Ship Builders & Designers
Topic: Missing Master Shipwrights Antigua Added
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Missing Master Shipwrights Antigua Added

Thanks, I'll update the sites records when I find some time to do so
by Cy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Some info on 17th C Danish ships
Replies: 2
Views: 744

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: 1086

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: 776

Re: War by Sail

Much better, thanks
by Cy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prize Money.
Replies: 1
Views: 433

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: 776

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: 1028

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: 1028

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.