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by Navclio
Fri May 15, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Identifying ship models
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Identifying ship models

I probably shouldn't post his e-mail address here but if you will send your e-mail address and the picture to navclio (at) cox (dot) net, I can ask Eduard Sozaev, co-author of Russian Warships in the Age of Sail, if he knows what ship or class that would be.
by Navclio
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

It's quite possible that the "Caicos Bank" location is simply wrong. Contemporary documents and news reports, and the histories based on them, often locate an incident—a battle, a capture of an enemy vessel or privateer, etc.—as being "off" the last landmark seen by the ship or the one from which da...
by Navclio
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: Need information on HMS Wolf- 1731-1741

Rif Winfield's sources for operations and losses were, as far as I know, Admiralty records—a sheet or card for each ship with brief statements of actions, etc. The locations could be quite far off, at least in the 1740s. Incidents listed as "in the Channel" might be well out into the Bay of Biscay o...
by Navclio
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Ship Building
Topic: Danish warships Paint schemes
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Danish warships Paint schemes

I don't know what you mean by "such battle accounts," since none have been mentioned in this thread. Naval battles involving the Danish navy are described in English in R[oger] C[harles] Anderson, Naval Wars in the Baltic during the Sailing-Ship Epoch, 1522–1850 (London: G. Gilbert-Wood, 1910). Ther...
by Navclio
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Ship Building
Topic: Danish warships Paint schemes
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Danish warships Paint schemes

Try http://www.sailingwarships.com/ (accessed October 5, 2008), under “Denmark-Norway,” “Denmark-Norway Pictures” for a painting of SOL Odin of 1788. That's he only Danish warship picture in my collection. Keep in mind that paintings might or might not show the actual colors. If the artist saw the s...
by Navclio
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Ship Building
Topic: Types of French ships during the Seven Years' War
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Types of French ships during the Seven Years' War

80s would have to be longer than 74s and 74s would have to be longer than 64s. Perhaps by "long keel" and "short keel" you mean within a particular gun rating. Directories of French warships in this time period would tell you the name of the designer and the date of construction. Shorter ships might...
by Navclio
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Le Conquerant
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: Le Conquerant

It's not clear well, to me, anyway) what you're asking. Do you know this Marine's name? Do you know what ship he was serving in before being assigned to Conquérant 's prize crew? If you know those, he would be in his "home" ship's muster book. Conquérant was an old ship, condemned at Toulon but drag...
by Navclio
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: 19th Century
Topic: Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean

Senyavin deserves to be better known outside Russia. The British navy was not the only successful navy of the FRAN wars. The sneers of nastily hyperchauvinistic British officers (Collingwood: Senyavin's victory at Athos or Lemnos was "a sort of a battle"; the ineffectual Duckworth, rejecting Senyavi...
by Navclio
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Italian Navy Sources
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: Italian Navy Sources

I listed a number of other sources in a reply to the "Portuguese Navy" thread before I saw this thread title.
by Navclio
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese Navy
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: Portuguese Navy

OTTOMAN NAVY: A few years ago (or perhaps several years ago by now), there was a project under way to compile a directory of Ottoman sailing warships comparable to the volumes already issued by Seaforth Publishing under the general title <Nationality> Warships in the Age of Sail , including three vo...