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by Cy
Thu May 25, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Forum Structure
Replies: 7
Views: 3187

Re: Forum Structure

Grammont wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Should pirates have their own subforum under People as they don't really fit in any of the existing choices
I've added a Pirate sub-forum as suggested. All we need now is people to start asking stuff.
by Cy
Thu May 25, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Hired Tenders

It seems to be a trend among press tenders, logically if you think about it. There was a famous case in 1760 on the John and Thomas, Lieutenant Robert Sax which required the intervention of a sloop to resolve. N.A.M. Rodger wrote an article for then Mariner's Mirror about it.
by Cy
Wed May 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Hired Tenders

Thanks, there are records on the national archive discovery site that give the name as Bolton not Boulton. Commanded by Lieutenant John Siddall and seems to have been in service from Feb 1755 to Sept 1759. I'll add her to the main site. https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=27313
by Cy
Wed May 24, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Site Secured
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

Site Secured

I've now added a 'free' SSL certificate to the forum site.

If anyone has issues with the signing of this please let me know. At least it stops browsers refusing to let you in.
by Cy
Wed May 24, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Forum Structure
Replies: 7
Views: 3187

Re: Forum Structure

I think I will change the forum titles as you suggest, and I will add sub-forums for the battles, by era.

thanks
by Cy
Tue May 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Hired Tenders

Throughout the 17 and 18C the royal navy hired vessels to act as tenders. Some to serve as support vessels for larger units and some for other purposes. These often included use by the impress service. They were usually commanded by lieutenants. These vessels are not well recorded, so if anyone has ...
by Cy
Tue May 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Forum Structure
Replies: 7
Views: 3187

Forum Structure

Does this forum need individual groups for nations, companies etc. Does it need ship builders, designers, ports and dockyards as separate entities?
Anything else that is worth considering?

Let us know please.