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by Navclio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Mystery vessel # 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

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...
by Navclio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: French Brest Fleet 1744

To complement Roquefeuil’s order of battle, here is my best information about the ships in the fleet of Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Norris at the time of his encounter with Roquefeuil off Dungeness on February 24, 1744 in Norris’ calendar and March 6, 1744, in Roquefeuil’s. When he was asked by th...
by Navclio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: French Brest Fleet 1744

HMXMS Content was part of Chef d'escadre Barraihl's squadron that was detached from Roquefeuil's main body on February 19 in the British calendar, March 1 in the French calendar, as indicated in my original listing of Roquefeuil's fleet. Fourteen French ships were seen off Brighton, Sussex, on Febru...
by Navclio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: French Brest Fleet 1744
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

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: 1026

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: 1886

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: 1886

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: 1886

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: 1313

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: 3597

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...