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by Cy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Spanish Galleys in 1740
Replies: 1
Views: 233

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: 584

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: 392

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: 627

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 1033

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: 344

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: 2
Views: 467

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: 897

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.