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by Navclio
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

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: 907

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: 1125

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: 2237

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: 2237

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: 1243

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: 721

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...
by Navclio
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Henry Osborn (1694-1771)
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Henry Osborn (1694-1771)

Henry Osborn is referred to several times as a "commodore" in the account of British naval operations in the Mediterranean between the Battle of Toiulon (February 11/22, 1744) and late 1745. According to information elsewhere on this site, he was replaced as commanding officer of HBMS Princess Carol...
by Navclio
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Ship Rates

The allotment of lieutenants in the British navy was changed some time in the second half of the 18th century. The detailed establishments given in N.A.M. Rodger, The Wooden World , 348–51, apply to the 1750s (his study concentrates on the Seven Years' War). At that time, first and second rates had ...
by Navclio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Ship Rates

IN THE ENGLISH NAVY ONLY [/I] in 1704 (it didn't become the British navy until 1707) "first rates" had 100 guns and "second rates" had 90 guns. Other rates included ships with a range of guns, for instance, "third rates" could have 80 or 70 guns. Later, first rates included ships designated as havi...