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by Cy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain of HMS Victory in 1818
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Re: Captain of HMS Victory in 1818

To confirm that Victory was not in commission in 1818, the captain's log records cease on 18th Dec 1812 and do not restart on 2nd Feb 1824.
by Cy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Thomas Lynn
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Thomas Lynn

Hi Suzy Thomas Lynn, lieutenant of 1746, has no extant passing certificate which may have indicated an approximate age. The only thing we can say is that to pass the examination and become a lieutenant he 'should' be more than 20 years of age and have 6 years sea service. This would suggest a date o...
by Cy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Images on ship pages?
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Images on ship pages?

There are already some, very few, pages with images on them, just the one though is allowed. The main problem is sourcing out of copyright images and finding time to upload them, together with the possible impact on hosting that several gigs worth of images may have. One day I'll upgrade the system ...
by Cy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1927

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

You are going to have a lot of difficulty finding detailed weapons listings for the Dutch, nobody else has managed it. Most of their archives were destroyed by fire. The best published source is probably Jim Benders 'Dutch Warships in the age of Sail', but that is limited and has wide scale omission...
by Cy
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 635

Merry Christmas

To everyone I trust you will have a happy christmas and a merry new year.

Cy
by Cy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1927

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

I'm guessing those 2 cannon of 7 would be stern chasers. Definitely a guess, and given the general tactics of the Armada period my guess would be bow chasers, although for the sailing balance of the ship might have actually been on the broadside. We'll probably never know. As for Spanish galleons I...
by Cy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 13
Views: 1927

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Of course, you also have to be aware that gun lists change from time to time, especially during the seventeenth century. For example Three Decks has four different ordanance lists for the Elizabeth Bonaventure between 1567 and 1588. The one you quote matches that for 17th July 1585, unfortunately th...
by Cy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

The reference on Kronoskaf is in the campaigns section

http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1757_-_British_operations_in_the_Mediterranean

Looking at it now seems to be almost verbatim from Clowes.
by Cy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

Hi Navclio Thanks for the French references. Yes, Saunders had sailed out of Gibraltar on April 2nd to intercept. The original source for the British vessels is the Seven Years War project at http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Main_Page which is as reliable as many and reasonably well rese...
by Cy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Action of 5th April 1757

On this date a British squadron of 5 ships under Charles Saunders engaged, briefly, a squadron of French ships out of Toulon under M. de Revest. This French squadron later reinforced Louisbourg. Does anyone know the vessels involved on the French side, the British can be seen here https://threedecks...