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by Grammont
Fri May 28, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: French captured ships
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: French captured ships

Steel's Prize Pay Lists [1805] lists over 2100 prize money payments between 1794 and 1803. https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/ ... 0QC?gbpv=1
by Grammont
Fri May 28, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Places
Topic: The Nyding
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: The Nyding

One thing that complicates things is occasionally you can have placenames in the Scandinavian countries referred to using the Hanseatic League (German) version of the placename. I once had a British document refer to Drontheim in Norway. Gazetteers and maps gave no clues to where it was. Eventually ...
by Grammont
Fri May 28, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: French captured ships
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: French captured ships

The London Gazette published lists of captured enemy vessels sent to the Admiralty by fleet commanders. Thus the London Gazette of 8 September 1804 has a long list of enemy vessels captured by Commodore Samuel Hood's fleet based at the Leeward Islands between 1 January 1804 and 30 June 1804. https:/...
by Grammont
Wed May 26, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Places
Topic: The Nyding
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: The Nyding

by Grammont
Fri May 21, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Places
Topic: The Nyding
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: The Nyding

"-en" in the Scandinavian languages (well, I don't know about Faeroese or Icelandic, but in Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian) is a "definite" suffix or "enclitic definite article," so "Nidingen" just means "The Niding." Although the English are notori...
by Grammont
Wed May 19, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Places
Topic: The Nyding
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: The Nyding

The New and Complete Cattegat Pilot [1803] states: NYDING Island, on the Swedish Coast, lies about 16 leagues S.E.S. from the Scaw; from Wingo Beacon the course is S.E. 7 leagues: the Tiflarne Rocks lie in the same direction, three leagues from the beacon, and must be carefully avoided. On the islan...
by Grammont
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 4911

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: 6992

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: 6992

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...
by Grammont
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: frigate KOLA
Replies: 9
Views: 6083

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 ...