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by Navclio
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

No longer any sign of Saunders vs. du Revest at kronoskaf: nothing under "Battles" for 1757, nothing on the "navies" page, no reference to du Revest on the officers or commanders page. If you want more details of the action, and Google the three search terms "Saunders" "Revest" and "1757" you can fi...
by Navclio
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

It turns out that all Guérin says (vol. IV, p. 360) is that du Revest joined du Bois de la Motte at Louisbourg “malgé l’opposition d’une escadre ennemie. Ce dernier [du Revest], attaqué, à l’entrée du détroit de Gibraltar, par une escadre de cinq vaisseaux, commandée par l’amiral Saunders, avait for...
by Navclio
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

Actually, on the next page Troude does have an account of an encounter on April 5 in the Strait of Gibraltar between du Revest and Saunders with Culloden, Berwick, Princess Louisa, Portland, and Guernsey . My experience with the preceding war is that everybody got what the other guys were doing or w...
by Navclio
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

As a piece of general advice, Googling “Du Revest” “Saunders” and “1757” (with the names in quotation marks) would probably get you a hit on an account of the action, and choosing "Books" as the type of location would get you published accounts. Was Saunders out of Gibraltar, trying to intercept du ...
by Navclio
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: ID on copper sheeting stamp
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: ID on copper sheeting stamp

"WARR'D" might mean "Warranted" Was it really stamped <Capital Jay><ay><enn><left parenthesis><wye><right parenthesis><one><seven><nine><four> ?? If so, that might be when the sheet was made, or when it was "warranted." If so, it might have been used later than 1794. Although the British Ordnance Bo...
by Navclio
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Sir Harry Heron Bart. d.1817
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: Sir Harry Heron Bart. d.1817

Baronets were not nobles—they did not sit in the House of Lords and were eligible for election to the House of Commons. I think a baronetage has best been described as a "hereditary knighthood." It was socially more prestigious than a knighthood. I got fucked over again by your system that wipes out...
by Navclio
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)
Replies: 8
Views: 2569

Re: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)

It sounds like he was a lieutenant at Copenhagen and promoted to commander later, but never actually to the rank of captain, the monument being in error. In his old age, he might have told people he had been a "captain" in the navy, and perhaps he actually was the "captain" (= commanding officer) of...
by Navclio
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)
Replies: 8
Views: 2569

Re: Captain James Wallace RN (or maybe not)

If he really was a Captain, R.N., he certainly should be in Syrett and DiNardo, Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy. If he died in January 1832 at the age of 76, he would probably have been born in 1755. He would have been 46 years old at the time of the Battle of Copenhagen, old enough to b...
by Navclio
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: USS Hornet - when did it founder in 1829?
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: USS Hornet - when did it founder in 1829?

I don't know, but if she foundered with all hands, how would anyone know the exact date? The only way the exact date could be known would be if she went down within sight of another ship but because of the weather the second ship couldn't rescue a single member of the crew. There are a couple of cas...
by Navclio
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Henry Osborn (1694-1771)
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Henry Osborn (1694-1771)

There was some dispute later over Rowley's appointment of Thomas Cooper as a commodore. It was on the last day of his tenure as c-in-c in the Mediterranean, and his successor, Medley, promptly revoked the appointment. However, a merchantman was taken during the period of Cooper's appointment, and Co...