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by Cy
Wed May 31, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: French letters of Marque based from German harbours
Replies: 9
Views: 3104

Re: French letters of Marque based from German harbours

Unless I'm much mistaken, I don't believe there can have been French Privateers from German ports, they were not a part of France unlike the Netherlands. There may have been some from the constituent states that were French allies however, Kingdom of Westphalia, Confederation of the Rhine, Bavaria e...
by Cy
Wed May 31, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: US 1812 privateres in British service
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: US 1812 privateres in British service

Do you mean American Privteers captured and then used by the British. Or North American privateers commissioned with a British Letter of Marque e.g. from Halifax or Quebec?
by Cy
Sat May 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Transports
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Hired Transports

Another area of Naval Sevice that is largely neglected. Used to carry troops and equipment they were hired by the transport board between 1690 and 1724, and again between 1794 and 1817. The rest of the time by the admiralty. If anyone has information on hired transports at any time I would be intere...
by Cy
Fri May 26, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Pirates
Topic: Cardiff Pirates 1577
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: Cardiff Pirates 1577

It would be interesting if you could establish a link between the two, but Morgan is quite a common Welsh name so it might not be possible. However I don't consider him a pirate and I don't believe his contemporaries did either, remember that Henry Morgan was governor of Jamaica, he certainly didn't...
by Cy
Thu May 25, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Forum Structure
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

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: 2060

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: 2060

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: 1213

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: 2813

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: 2060

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 ...