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by Cy
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Confirmation of Promotions
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Confirmation of Promotions

Where a record shows a date of commission and a confirmed date, this is information is usually taken from the ADM 6 commissioning records. Sometimes this also includes a theater or station that the commission was issued at and the issueing officer. The station information is usually extrapolated fro...
by Cy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Can I post an image to help identify flags
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Can I post an image to help identify flags

There's no problem provided there are no copywrite issues
by Cy
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Service record for Lieutenant Rollings Edward Crouch
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Service record for Lieutenant Rollings Edward Crouch

Yes, in the army you could buy a commission, with no experience. That couldn't happen in the navy, you had to have had 6 years sea service, at least 2 as a midshipman or master's mate, and be at least 20 years of age (in theory) to even take the lieutenant's exam, which was no guarantee of receiving...
by Cy
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Service record for Lieutenant Rollings Edward Crouch
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Service record for Lieutenant Rollings Edward Crouch

Three Decks has at least some records for 99% plus of all RN commissioned officers 1660-1815 and I have no records of an officer that would match. It is possible that he served as an acting lieutenant, but would usually have to have passed his lieutenants exam for that to be the case, and, again, I ...
by Cy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Spanish Galleys in 1740
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Spanish Galleys in 1740

I have recieved the following request for information, can anyone help?

"I am tiring to find any information on the half galleys that were sent from Havana to St.Augustine in during the siege of 1740. Did the galley have names? Are their any drawings or paintings?

Thanks Jim"
by Cy
Thu May 27, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: French captured ships
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: French captured ships

If you use the captures tab on Three Decks there are 2,662 captures of French vessesl by the British listed. It's a start.
by Cy
Mon May 24, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship called Leostoff in 1760
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Ship called Leostoff in 1760

by Cy
Sat May 15, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Augustus Hervey at the Battle of Minorca
Replies: 8
Views: 961

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: 1541

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: 1541

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...