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by floridareef
Sat May 02, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: 8th Grandfathers Ship - Seeking Information
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: 8th Grandfathers Ship - Seeking Information

May want to try the Peabody Museum in Salem. I looked for some MA customs records, but nothing going back that far.
by floridareef
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 15
Views: 4417

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Just found this site so a late reply. The book: Nautical Instruction, by Diego Garcia de Palacio,, printed in Mexico in 1587, and translated to english by J. Bankston in 1988, lists how armament was placed on a Spanish ship-of-war in the 16th century if interested.
by floridareef
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Appreciate all the information. Looks like the WOLF did have 3-pounders, as McLaughlan's book on another page says 3-pounders. My friend measured the cannon, and after realizing the bore measurement is not accurate due to corrosion, and the fact that the lengths are < than 5', it does look like they...
by floridareef
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Forgot to thank all for this great website & hope all are doing well during this difficult time. I got a hold of Ian McLaughlan's great book : The Sloop of War 1650-1763. Along with a copy of the original plan of the Wolf, it says it had 8 4-pounders & 12 swivels, not 8 3-pounders. From a quick meas...
by floridareef
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Will check out Hepper's book Navclio. I've written two books on Florida shipwrecks. These are British warships that I know wrecked off Florida & some have been found. 1) WINCHESTER, 1695, found off upper Keys. 2) TYGER or Tiger, 1742, wrecked on Tortugas. 3) LOOE, 1744, wrecked on reef now named aft...
by floridareef
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Thanks Cy & Mr. Boon! Well that answers that question. We may try and check the wreck-site out again (off Broward County, Florida), and see if anything remains to help identify the wreck.
Again thanks.
by floridareef
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Thanks for the information Cy! As the Wolf had 8- 3 pndr cannon, I think the wreck off here may not be it as the six cannon salvaged appear to be larger than 3-pounders. Will be checking the bore this coming week to verify size. They all had the George Rex crest and initials along with the "broad ar...
by floridareef
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Trying to identify a shipwreck found off Florida years ago with British naval cannon that fits in with the time frame of the HMS Wolf (Built 1731 at Deptford, and wrecked in 1741). Colledge and others say wrecked on the Florida coast, and this site says Caicos Bank. Will get the bore measurement fro...