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by Navclio
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Images on ship pages?
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Images on ship pages?

That would be a huge job for Cy! If you want to undertake modeling a sail-era warship, a good place to start would be the "Anatomy of the Ship" series of books. They were originally published by Conway Maritime Press and in the U.S. by the Naval Institute Press and are probably out of print, but you...
by Navclio
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 15
Views: 4904

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

Demi-Saker, as I said, I don't know anything specific about 16th-century artillery, naval or military; the Anglo-Dutch wars are as far back as my naval history library extends (except for Mattingly, The Armada ), so I was using 17th century artillery as an example of a possible extreme combination o...
by Navclio
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons
Replies: 15
Views: 4904

Re: Working out weapon facings of 16th century Galleons

I don't have any specialized knowledge about these very early sail-era warships, but I would bet that when they had two gun types with an odd number of each, that was because they simply did not have enough of one of them (probably the larger) to put the same number on each broadside, and they had t...
by Navclio
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: USS Hornet - when did it founder in 1829?
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

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

Note that the report by the officer sent to investigate the disappearance of Hornet only reports that she was "driven from her moorings . . . on the 10th of September last, since which time there has been no tidings of her." In other words, she disappeared, no one knew what happened to her, and it h...
by Navclio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 3399

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

Sorry, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb32780022t/date is for the Paris Gazette , and they do have all 53 issues from 1757. Le Courrier (Avignon) is at http://www.gazettes18e.fr/courrier-avignon; click on "Consulter la gazette." The Leiden gazette is at http://www.gazettes18e.fr/gazette-leyde. Yo...
by Navclio
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 3399

Re: Action of 5th April 1757

Yes, well, there is a lot of that going around these days.☺ I don't want to research this further myself, but if you want more details from the French side (the obvious British source is the captains' journals and any report by Saunders in the admirals' in-letters), here are some suggestions: La Cou...
by Navclio
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Action of 5th April 1757
Replies: 8
Views: 3399

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: 3399

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: 3399

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: 3399

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 ...