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by le Spahi
Fri May 28, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: 1778-79 English 9-Pounder carriage.
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: 1778-79 English 9-Pounder carriage.

John Robertson gave me the solution in his 1775 book...
Thierry
by le Spahi
Mon May 24, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship called Leostoff in 1760
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Ship called Leostoff in 1760

According to me, the name is the right one...

"Before QUEBEC from 8th MAY, 1759, to 17th MAY, 1760. Kept by colonel... The Leostoff 30 frigate and Hunter sloop of war attempted to sail past the..."

https://www.jstor.org/stable/44228125?seq=1
by le Spahi
Sat May 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: 1778-79 English 9-Pounder carriage.
Replies: 1
Views: 220

1778-79 English 9-Pounder carriage.

Hello, I am looking for the detailed plan of the carriage of an English 9-pounder iron gun, 7 feet long. I consulted several books but I did not find a detailed plan. For the moment, I could not find Volume II (1997) of Adrian Caruana's books in a library: The History of English Sea Ordnance . Do yo...
by le Spahi
Sat May 08, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

Thank you very much Navclio! I absolutely share your opinion on the non-use of the English flag (red cross on white) as a sign of recognition during an attack in the period under review. Likewise, I do not think that the corsairs of Guernsey used the specific flag of the bailiff. In the report I quo...
by le Spahi
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

There is a "famous" painting of Jersey Privateer Pitt flying an upside down "Union flag" (red with the large canton). I know neither the artist nor the current location of the painting : http://doug-jersey.freeservers.com/18th%20century.htm The flag upside down could be a signal ...
by le Spahi
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

From an English or a British point of view, I agree.
From a French point of view, I am not so sure... I guess that for most French sailors in 1779-1782, "an English Flag" is a flag with the Union Jack.
by le Spahi
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 763

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 a...
by le Spahi
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

The study of accounts and reports of combat at sea shows that privateers generally do not fly any flag or that they fly the enemy flag in order to get closer to their prey. At the last moment, they hoist their real flag (and it alone) and I think it was done on a yard halyard towards the stern (from...
by le Spahi
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

Thank you very much for these precise references! Their exploitation gave me a terrible headache - I thought I caught Covid-19 (UK variant of course ...) Joking aside, it is very difficult to navigate these administrative arrangements (I thought that only France was capable of such a mess ...) If I ...
by le Spahi
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Guernsey Privateers circa 1779-1782

Despite my research, I have not managed to find the answer to this question: in the years 1779-1782, which flag was flown by the Privateers of Guernsey ?
Did a Letter of Marque give the right to hoist the flag of the Royal Navy ?

Thanks to those who know !