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by Cy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)
Replies: 8
Views: 2677

Re: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)

Anyone who commanded a ship would be refered to as a captain irrespective of their actual rank. There are two possible James Wallace candidates, but not much known about either, yet. https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_crewman&id=14692 This one was already a Lieutenant, commissioned 1...
by Cy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Henry Osborn (1694-1771)
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Henry Osborn (1694-1771)

There are several commissions issued during the 1740's and 1750's to captains to serve as 'Commander-in-chief on a particular service', sometimes specifying that they were to have a captain serving under them. These are the formal commission to act as a commodore. However there is not one for Henry ...
by Cy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

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. This is of course only relevant for the late 18C and early 19C. Certainly First rates in 1704 didn't even have 7th Lieutenants and mar...
by Cy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

Re: Ship Rates

Of course all the information in Winfield's and Bender's books, plus significantly more in Jim Bender's case, is available on Three Decks, as are Rating lists https://threedecks.org/index.php?displa ... ship_rates.
by Cy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1

Interestingly Wikipedia shows the Company of Scotland founded for the Darian expedition in 1696 purchased 5 vessels. 2 54-gun Dutch Eastindiamen, 2 smaller vessels and the Unicorn a 48 gun vessel bought in Amsterdam. The later is a possible candidate given the stern decorations, except that the date...
by Cy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1

All Scottish warships of the period are already listed on Three Decks, there are no 64-gunners though.

It's possible it's a merchant ship trading to the West Indies though
by Cy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: French Brest Fleet 1744

Brilliant Albert. Looking forward to your book as well.

BTW the Threedecks link for Content is https://threedecks.org/index.php?displa ... ip&id=2240
Got to keep Andrew happy, he's going to publish mine too.

Cy
by Cy
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: George Duncalfe ? to 1679
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: George Duncalfe ? to 1679

Thanks for the offer, but i already have enough unprocessed data to keep me going for about 100 years. The example you quote is interesting, if only for it's errors. There is no vessel called the Royal Victory, the ship he refers to must be the Victory 100 gunner https://threedecks.org/index.php?dis...
by Cy
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: George Duncalfe ? to 1679
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: George Duncalfe ? to 1679

Hi The Unicorn had three different captains during 1678 and 1679 (She was out of commission between 1673 and 1678). See https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=62 for the details. The national archives at Kew holds the Muster Books in the series ADM 39 http://discovery.nationalarc...
by Cy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: linking ships to stations (royal navy)
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: linking ships to stations (royal navy)

Not sure what a base founded in 1942 has to do with sailing navies pre-1850 though?