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by Grammont
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Three more TNA documents concerning the Wolf: Reference: SP 78/225/74 Description: Folio 213: John Draper to Thompson. Covering note. Charles Turner to [?]. Informs that he and other members of the crew of the Wolf were shipwrecked and rescued by the French and await repatriation. Date and place: 17...
by Grammont
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Omani Navy
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Re: Omani Navy

From The Asiatic Annual Register for the Year 1804 The Ship Tazbux. On the 1st ult. [March 1804] in latitude 10 44 N. Point Palmiraa, N. N. E. 22 leagues, the Tazbux, under Arab colours, was fired at, at nine P. M. and taken possession of by the French privateer La Fortune, commanded by Citizen Le M...
by Grammont
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Omani Navy
Replies: 16
Views: 2161

Re: Omani Navy

A Collection of Papers Relative to Ship Building in India [1840] has a list of seven ships built for the Emaum [sic] of Muscat between 1802 and 1835. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SpleAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA167 The Liverpool which was given to William IV as a gift was renamed HMS Imaum Historically as ...
by Grammont
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 3222

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: 1843

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: 1843

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: 1994

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: 1611

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: 3146

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: 1994

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...