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by Cy
Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:46 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: More apologies
Replies: 0
Views: 97

More apologies

Ir would appear that someone at my isp decided to change some settings, without asking, which resulted in some outages on this forum during the 31st March 2024.

I think we are now back up and running OK, but please let me know if you have any issues.
by Cy
Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prize Ships 1798-1802,etc
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Prize Ships 1798-1802,etc

Yes, there's huge numbers. I'm afraid I do not know of anything published.
You might also be interested in Lloyd's list https://www.maritimearchives.co.uk/lloyds-list.html which has records of lost English vessels. Lloyd's were Maritime insurers.
by Cy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prize Ships 1798-1802,etc
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Prize Ships 1798-1802,etc

Look for the high court of Admiralty records on the National Archive discovery site. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Use the advanced search and the reference HCA, filter by the year range you are intersted in.
by Cy
Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:53 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Byng's 1755 Channel force
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Byng's 1755 Channel force

You might find ADM 8/30 Admiralty Disposition book for 1755-1756 of use. Should tell you where all RN ships are stationed, in theory.
by Cy
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:20 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: HMS Paisley - Charles Nevins commander
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: HMS Paisley - Charles Nevins commander

OK, some more looking has happened. FIrstly there are two hired brigs called Pasley, both also known as "Sir Thomas Pasley", the 1800 one, commanded by Charles James Niven ( I found a reference) and captured in December 1800, and the 1801 brig commanded by WIlliam Wooldridge. The two are m...
by Cy
Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: HMS Paisley - Charles Nevins commander
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: HMS Paisley - Charles Nevins commander

Hi I'm assuming this is the hired brig Pasley https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=11523 There is no officer called Charles Nevins in the Royal Navy, the nearest name I can find is Charles James Niven, who was in service in 1800. https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_typ...
by Cy
Fri Nov 10, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: J Norman
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: J Norman

Hi Exam boards were held on the day and the result known immediately. In Mr Normans case the two examaning officers were Edward Spragge and John Bentley, the later captain of the yacht Charlotte at the time. He was later commissioned into the Deptford on 25 June 1756, just after the battle. I'm atta...
by Cy
Tue Jul 25, 2023 10:06 pm
Forum: Places
Topic: Cape Roxant
Replies: 2
Views: 3525

Re: Cape Roxant

I believe that Cape Roxant is a point at the entrance to the River Tagus, near Lisbon. The only online reference I can find is in an 18C book on navigation here https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=I-JeAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA178&lpg=PA178&dq=Cape+Roxant&source=bl&ots=fkg_js0ASy&sig=ACf...
by Cy
Tue Jul 25, 2023 9:57 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain William Douglas, of the Falmouth, died 1741
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: Captain William Douglas, of the Falmouth, died 1741

The ADM 51 'Journals' mentioned by Navclio are the official captain's logs which all ship commanders had to complete, they are held by the National Archives in Kew. Search here https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search with the shpis name and "ADM 51" as the reference will ...
by Cy
Tue May 16, 2023 7:15 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain William Douglas, of the Falmouth, died 1741
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: Captain William Douglas, of the Falmouth, died 1741

You can't just turn up at Kew, you need to apply for a readers ticket, they are free though. and you pre book the items you are interested in on line. Readers tickets here https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/visit-us/researching-here/do-i-need-a-readers-ticket/ Ordering Document info is here h...