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by Cy
Sat May 15, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Augustus Hervey at the Battle of Minorca
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Augustus Hervey at the Battle of Minorca

OK, You win. I've changed Hervey's commission for the Hampton court dated 15th May 1756 to show as never enacted upon, and changed the display of actions so it takes into account the date the officer went on board, if available, so it ignores John Knight's commission to the Phoenix dated 8th May 175...
by Cy
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

The flag of England is the Cross of St George. I would assume that is what is meant
by Cy
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

I think it's a bit more complex. The 1694 instructions state a Cross of St George (Red cross on white background) at the masthead. The Red Ensign, which would be carried at the stern. The distinguishing jack, a Jack being specifically a flag carried at the bow, on the jack staff which was carried at...
by Cy
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

I know nothing of this, but found the following in CAMBRIDGE NAVAL AND MILITARY SERIES BRITISH FLAGS on Project Guttenburg. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/46370/46370-h/46370-h.htm#Chapter_Vb The "private man-of-war" or "privateer" was a vessel the owner (or owners) of which had...
by Cy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Ship Builders & Designers
Topic: Chatham Dockyard
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Chatham Dockyard

Thanks
Added it to the sites source lists
by Cy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Dying on board ship abroad (18th century)
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Dying on board ship abroad (18th century)

The lack of a 'discharged dead' is because that feature only exists on the ship records, not the individuals. It is there for the Penzance. The lack of a commanding officer after his death is because no commission for one has yet been uncovered, indeed there may not have been one. In these circumsta...
by Cy
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Apologies

I was made aware that it was impossible to add text to posts. This was because of an upgrade in the server software being incompatible with the version of the board software.

The board has been upgraded and hopefully all is now OK.
by Cy
Thu May 14, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Registration
Topic: How to register
Replies: 0
Views: 3057

How to register

Due to the enormous amount of spam/hacks and other unwanted attention to this forum I have had to implement a new method of registration. To register to post you must now register here as normal. However you will NOT receive an email to confim the registration or anything else. Then you must send an...
by Cy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Hope all are keeping safe
Replies: 1
Views: 1897

Hope all are keeping safe

Given the current worldwide lockdown, it seemed appropriate to ask if all are keeping safe and well. I am just out of 14 days total isolation, I think I may have had a very mild version, so am looking forward to a gentle walk in the local fields, which my wife, who was somwhat worse but now better, ...
by Cy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 4483

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

The national archives hold the following logs for the Wolf All dates are julian calendar with January 1st as start of year, Note she was not in commission in 1736 and 1737 Captains Log 1731/11/25-1732/07/16 ADM 51/1076 1734/12/23-1735/09/05 ADM 51/1076 1738/04/11-1741/02/18 ADM 51/1076 Muster Books ...