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by JohnH
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Omani Navy
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Re: Omani Navy

When the Omani fleet was divided in 1856 between the new Sultans of Masqat and Zanzibar three large ships remained at Masqat, as Andreas has said above, including the frigate Caroline and corvette Rahmani . The third ship was the brig Curlew . See John Barrett Kelly, Britain and the Persian Gulf: 17...
by JohnH
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Omani Navy
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Re: Omani Navy

Not strictly on the topic, but Sayyid Sa’id (Sultan of Oman from 1806 to 1856) made his pilgrimage to Mecca aboard his purchased frigate Liverpool in 1824. Hence the significance of perpetuating its name in his ship of the line launched soon afterwards at Bombay on 10 November 1826. The original Liv...
by JohnH
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Omani Navy
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Re: Omani Navy

The Sultan of Zanzibar acquired the following ships on succession: frigates Shah Alam , Victoria and Piedmontese , corvettes Artemise and Nasiri , brigs Taji and Gazelle , and trading ships Nadir Shah and Salihi . He paid his father's estate for them. He himself then built the corvette Iskander Shah...
by JohnH
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prince Royal (1610)
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Re: Prince Royal (1610)

Dear Hudson Bay, Information on the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, website indicates that the model was made by a private model maker which would explain why the museum does not have a plan. To locate a plan or others with your interest the website 'Model Ship World' might be a good place to s...
by JohnH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese Navy
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Portuguese Navy

One comment on the plan of Peleng-i Bahri in Emir Yener’s article. The ship’s keel is shown as arched. The same feature appears in the original plan made after the ship’s capture by the Russians. As the actual ship cannot have had an arched keel (for structural reasons) this seems to have been a dev...
by JohnH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese Navy
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Portuguese Navy

An additional source on the Portuguese Navy is João Brás de Oliveira, Modelos de Navios existentes na Escola Naval (Lisbon 1896). It does not include plans but has full-page photographs of models from the 18th and early 19th centuries. Many of these were unfortunately destroyed by fire in 1916. Arch...
by JohnH
Sat May 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 3635

Re: frigate KOLA

Russian author Ted Sozaev has checked G. H. Bogoslavskii O Kupecheskom Sudostroenii v Rossii, Rechnom i Pribrezhnom (St. Petersburg 1859). It is stated on p. 19 that in 1828 a 66-gun ship was launched at the Bykovskaya yard of a merchant called Amosov and was then sold to the English. No mention of ...
by JohnH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 3635

Re: frigate KOLA

Yes, Kola was renamed in Egyptian service. A modern transliteration of its Egyptian name into Arabic is Kafr al-Shaykh (a city of Lower Egypt). The Ottoman elite in Egypt spoke Ottoman Turkish which included many words of Arabic and Persian origin. Written Ottoman Turkish used the Arabic alphabet so...
by JohnH
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 3635

Re: frigate KOLA

I have found a little more information in a French-language source which published despatches of the period from Russian archives in Egypt: René Cattaui Le règne de Mohammed Aly d'après les archives russes en Égypte , 3 vols (la Société royale de géographie d'Égypte, 1931-1936). Sorry about the conv...
by JohnH
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Slop Ships
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Re: Slop Ships

Your suggestion that slop ships were store ships for sailors' clothing (and similar supplies such as bedding) is correct. You can search this website for a list of (British) ships defined as 'slop ships'.