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by Grammont
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Re: frigate KOLA

L'Algérie by Jean Jacques Baron Baude (1840) lists the Egyptian Navy as it stood in 1838 and includes a frigate Kafrecheick built at Archangel. This must surely be the Kola and is already listed by Three Decks https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=H36UIBiN4A4C&pg=PA197#v=onepage&q&f=false There is als...
by Grammont
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Snapdragon crewmen list of names aboard in 1814 when captured near Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Snapdragon crewmen list of names aboard in 1814 when captured near Nova Scotia

The crew of the Snapdragon after its capture were sent to Dartmoor Prison in Devon as prisoners of war. Five of the crew of the Snapdragon are buried in the American Prisoner of War Cemetery at the prison. http://sril.gradeless.com/dartmoor/d_pow.htm For a list of all American prisoners of war held ...
by Grammont
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Snapdragon crewmen list of names aboard in 1814 when captured near Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Snapdragon crewmen list of names aboard in 1814 when captured near Nova Scotia

Managed to find a book about the Snapdragon's commanding officer, Otway Burns, who missed the final fateful cruise of the vessel as he was suffering from rheumatism. However for the cruise of 20 January 1814 to 11 April a journal survives which includes a list of the crew on the cruise. https://arch...
by Grammont
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: USS Hornet - when did it founder in 1829?
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: USS Hornet - when did it founder in 1829?

Further evidence the authorities regarded the Hornet as having been lost on 10 September 1829 as the New York state newspaper the The Schenectady cabinet of February 8, 1830 reprinted a report that was originally carried in the Washington DC newspaper The United States Telegraph: United States Ship ...
by Grammont
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Ship Building
Topic: Royal Dockyard records
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Royal Dockyard records

Journals of the House of Commons, Volume 49 (pages 76-77) has a table showing what ships were building or being repaired at each of the Royal Dockyards. Its dated 28 January 1794 which means most of vessel would have been at the dockyards in 1793. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=fUEzAQAAMAAJ&pg=...
by Grammont
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

Re: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)

The tomb in St James' Churchyard, Teignmouth also has this below the inscription for Captain James Wallace: Also Thomas Luny Esq., Marine Artist of West Teignmouth, half Brother of the above Who departed this life Sept 29th 1837, Aged 79 years This tomb is erected by his grateful niece, Daughter of ...
by Grammont
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: USS Hornet - when did it founder in 1829?
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

USS Hornet - when did it founder in 1829?

There appears to be two camps as to the date; either 10 September 1829 or the generally accepted 29 September 1829. Both Threedecks and Wikipedia give 29 September as the date the Hornet foundered in a storm off Tampico. Threedecks uses the book Sailing Warships of the US Navy as its authority whils...
by Grammont
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Ship Rates

In the Royal Navy, the gun count was additionally used to determine the composition of boarding parties, which were made up of boarders, sail-trimmers and fire-men. Thus we have for a First Rate of 100 guns - Boarders ; four men from each gun on the lower deck, three from each gun on the middle deck...
by Grammont
Tue May 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia

1) The USS Philadelphia is named after the city where it was built 2) Philadelphia, USA is named after the Greek, Roman and Byzantine city of Philadelphia in Asia Minor (Turkey), one of the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation. 3) The name therefore has considerable Christian connotati...
by Grammont
Tue May 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Renaming of the USS Philadelphia

I have been unable to find any English language sources that state what the USS Philadelphia was renamed following its capture by Tripoli. The Americans in contemporary documents still refer to the ship as the Philadelphia even after its capture. Are there any Turkish or Arabic sources that actually...