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by Navclio
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

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: 1646

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...
by Navclio
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Re: Ship Rates

I don't understand what you mean by "tally up." Ship rating systems varied from one country to another, and not all countries had them. Apart from the Venetian system, where a 1st rate had 70 guns, a 2nd rate had 60, and a 3rd rate had 50 (at least in the late 18th century), the rating systems that ...
by Navclio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1

Cy, unicorns rampant are the supporters for the Scottish royal arms, one on each side as holding up the shield, as lions rampant are for England; with the union of the two kingdoms, the supporters now consist of one lion and one unicorn (as with the location of the quartered arms of England and Scot...
by Navclio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1

"Nomann" has posted several times but I wonder if he ever comes back and reads the answers to his questions, or if the rest of us are just wasting our time.
by Navclio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1

I'm not surprised that the Scottish navy didn't have (never had?) a 64. I doubt that the ship was a merchantman because, whatever the dangers of trading to the West Indies in the second half of the 17th century, filling up the main deck with armed gunports would severely limit the cargo capacity of ...
by Navclio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Royal Scots Navy Ship mystery # 1

The label for the graphic at Wikimedia dates the painting to 1650–74, a better clue than "before 1707." I don't have any lists of Scottish warships, although I would be surprised if there are none on the Internet anywhere. The Scottish navy was not large and might have had only one 64-gun ships at t...
by Navclio
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Mystery vessel # 3
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Mystery vessel # 3

I misread the date in the original post as 1716, but my previous responses still apply. There is a list of Nova Scotia shipwrecks at https://novascotia.ca/museum/wrecks/wrecks/ but searching on year brings up only one in 1761, Auguste , wrecked in November. A list of Canadian shipwrecks organized by...
by Navclio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Mystery vessel # 3
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Mystery vessel # 3

You can order Lyall Campbell, Sable Island Shipwrecks for $17.95 (I don’t know whose dollars; Canadian, I suppose) from https://www.nimbus.ca/store/nautical-reference/sable-island-shipwrecks.html or look for it in a library (publisher: Nimbus Publishing Ltd. & Vagrant Press, 2001) Also, someone name...
by Navclio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Mystery vessel # 3
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Mystery vessel # 3

Have you checked older histories of Acadia or Nova Scotia? They often have details for such incidents that “modern” histories disdain. I have for other purposes downloaded the following from the Internet, probably from Google Books but possibly from www.archive.com: Richard Brown, A History of the I...