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by Navclio
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Identifying a Ship from Paintings
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Identifying a Ship from Paintings

The picture itself and more information would help. When is this mystery ship "said to have sailed" the Bay of Fundy. Who "said" this? Where is this said: in a caption to an illustration in a book? (title, author, and publication date?) in a blog or on some other website? (URL?) ...
by Navclio
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Merchant Mariners
Topic: West India Trade
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

Re: West India Trade

The Honourable East India Company didn't trade to the West Indies, so your ancestor did not start out in the company. "Before the mast" means he was a common seaman, perhaps at first an entirely unskilled "landsman." The West Indies trade in the late 18th century was still concen...
by Navclio
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Spanish Galleys in 1740
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Spanish Galleys in 1740

There might be some information in The Spanish Official Account of the Attack on the Colony of Georgia, in America, and of Its Defeat on St. Simons Island , Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol. 7, Part 3 (Savannah: Georgia Historical Society, 1913), concerning a Spanish attack in 1742...
by Navclio
Thu May 20, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Places
Topic: The Nyding
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: The Nyding

"-en" in the Scandinavian languages (well, I don't know about Faeroese or Icelandic, but in Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian) is a "definite" suffix or "enclitic definite article," so "Nidingen" just means "The Niding." Although the English are notorio...
by Navclio
Mon May 17, 2021 2:00 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

You should be able to find the commanders of Chesterfield in the "Ships" section of this site. Winfield says that she was commanded by Captain William Lloyd from July 1755 and by Captain Challoner Ogle from 1757. You can look those two officers up in the "People" section. Note th...
by Navclio
Sat May 15, 2021 10:20 pm
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

It looks like Hervey's patrons in London designated him for a promotion from a sixth to a third rate. Knight was only a commander; his promotion to post rank depended on the appointment to Phœnix . Charnock says he shortly removed to Arundel , presumably to secure his promotion while not overriding ...
by Navclio
Sat May 15, 2021 5:43 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

Hervey's journal was published in 1953; that ought to settle the matter: David Erskine, ed., Augustus Hervey's journal : being the intimate account of the life of a captain in the Royal Navy ashore and afloat, 1746-1759 ( London : W. Kimber, 1953). Hervey is also described as captain of Phoenix by D...
by Navclio
Sat May 15, 2021 5:15 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

It's not just Chris Ware. Dudley Pope, At Twelve Mr. Byng Was Shot (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1962) has numerous references to Hervey, too many to check out, but on p. 159 he writes, "He was not particularly pleased when Byng told him … [he] could take over command of the Defiance ...
by Navclio
Wed May 05, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

In the 18th century, the French routinely referred to subjects and warships of the Kingdom of Great Britain as "anglais." In reading French naval history and 18th century French naval records, I don't think I've ever seen a reference to "vaisseaux britanniques," "la marine b...
by Navclio
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Royal Navy Marines
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Re: Royal Navy Marines

According to Brian Lavery, Nelson's Navy (Conway Maritime Press and U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1989), p. 87, "The [British war]ship's muskets, including those of the marines, were under the care of the gunner, and were repaired by his assistant, the armourer. Around 1790, a 74-gun ship carried...