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by Navclio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: French Brest Fleet 1744

I compared nine lists, not including Schomberg’s. I don’t think any two of them agreed. They were all mostly correct, in that they included most of the ships in Roquefeuil’s fleet, but only most, not all, and several at least of them included ships he never had. The most accurate contemporary list w...
by Navclio
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: George Duncalfe ? to 1679
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: George Duncalfe ? to 1679

Someone in England who has actually used the kind of records you would need might be able to provide more info. Absent that, if Mr. Duncalfe was a seaman, he would probably only be found in Unicorn 's muster book, if it has survived and the National Archives staff can find it. I believe that men are...
by Navclio
Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia

I've lost messages before by taking too long before posting them. Further follow-up . . . Googling <Philadelphia "hibat allah"> brings up the Arabic phrase—maybe it really is how Arabs say and write "Gift of Allah"—in association with events in or books published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A...
by Navclio
Tue May 29, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia

Names with nationalities in them are found in foreign lists of Barbary ship names that are also full of what are obvious translations into Spanish, French, English, Dutch, or whatever language the author or compiler of the list was writing in. I have read about the Philadelphia capture in the past w...
by Navclio
Tue May 29, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia

Who says that it was renamed? European navies (and the U.S.) often kept the original names of ships that they captured and put in service. That's how the British navy came to have a "fighting Temeraire," the French navy to have a "Northumberland," the Swedish navy to have a "Vladislav," and the Russ...
by Navclio
Sat May 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: 74 gun ship for Mexico in 1825
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: 74 gun ship for Mexico in 1825

As usual, after running a text through Google Translate, it is necessary to translate the translation. I have reference material on the Swedish navy and its sailing ships and can post more information about the ships mentioned, later. I wasn't aware that the Swedish navy tried to sell any of its shi...
by Navclio
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Santa Dorval
Replies: 15
Views: 3208

Re: Santa Dorval

Hurrah for Andreas! I had no idea that collections of Mexican newspapers were available. The 6 May 1799 departure from Veracruz must be the voyage that ended in capture by the British squadron in "June-July." It would be interesting to know where that happened. During the 1739–48 war, the Jamaica sq...
by Navclio
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Santa Dorval
Replies: 15
Views: 3208

Re: Santa Dorval

She might not have had a "life and career" before capture. She was probably a local hire or requisition to take dispatches from or to Havana under the command of an alferez de fragata (the lowest commissioned officer rank in the Spanish navy) or even a petty officer. The 1799 voyage might have been ...
by Navclio
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Santa Dorval
Replies: 15
Views: 3208

Re: Santa Dorval

The Wikipedia entry is verbatim from The Naval Chronicle, vol. 3 (January 1800), p. 68. A 22-man dispatch boat with 2 guns per broadside, probably 4-pounders, possibly 3s, did not have much chance against a squadron of three ships of the line (Thunderer, 74; Carnatic, 74; York, 64) and two frigates ...
by Navclio
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: People
Topic: HEIC Captain Seekings1800's
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: HEIC Captain Seekings1800's

East India companies have lots of sites; the British company is no exception. Time limits the length of reply. Here are some suggestions for further research. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/England_East_India_Company_Records_(National_Institute) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company...