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by JohnH
Sat May 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

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: 1829

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: 1829

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: 363

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'.
by JohnH
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prince Royal (1610)
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Prince Royal (1610)

To view the picture you have to copy the URL and post it into your browser. I am not sure why you cannot just click on the address.

The National Maritime Museum's search function is at [url]http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections.html[/url]
by JohnH
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prince Royal (1610)
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Prince Royal (1610)

Thanks Aaron. I think 1641 is the most likely date too. The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, has an image online you might be interested in: BHC0276. It is the Battle of the Gabbard by Heerman Witmont. A Dutch and English ship are in action in the foreground. According to the museum's descriptio...
by JohnH
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Prince Royal (1610)
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Prince Royal (1610)

Prince Royal (renamed Resolution under the Commonwealth) was orginally rigged with four masts but appears to have definitely had three by the time of the First Dutch War (1652-1654). I cannot see any specific reference to the date of rerigging in the usual sources for this period. The ship was rebu...
by JohnH
Tue May 29, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: U.S. Navy Annual Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: U.S. Navy Annual Reports

Thanks Andreas. So the form and content of reporting developed gradually over time. It is first called the 'annual report' of the secretary in 1825 (U.S. Naval History and Heritage site).
by JohnH
Sun May 27, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: U.S. Navy Annual Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 976

U.S. Navy Annual Reports

When did the Secretary of the U.S. Navy first make an annual report to the President and Congress? On the Naval History and Heritage site of the U.S. Navy it appears to be 1821. The title was then Condition and Expenses of the Navy.
by JohnH
Tue May 08, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: frigate KOLA

Unfortunately Daly is not always reliable. I have found various mistakes, including misleading citations, in his book. It is a pity given his wide-ranging research.