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by Navclio
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6710

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

The 1733 Pennsylvania Gazette item is interesting because a recent study of the 1734-35 Spanish conquest of the Kingdom of Naples concludes that in 1733 a fleet was being fitted out for a punitive expedition (no attempt at conquest and occupation as at Oran the year before) against the city of Algie...
by Navclio
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6710

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

Thanks for all the references, Andreas. I will have to see what I else I can find that would confirm these reports, which could be rumors. It doesn't seem that the Spanish had to send out a battle squadron to break a "blockade" of Oran by 3 × 70, but whether they did is pertinent to the paper.
by Navclio
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6710

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

Cy, I don't have your e-mail address anymore and it's not in your profile. The original list includes captains in 1724, calibers (but not how many of each), and place and date of construction, in addition to the following. Note that many of the names are in Spanish, probably translations of French n...
by Navclio
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6710

Algerian "Navy" 1732

I need a list of Algerian armed ships or "warships" in 1732. I am preparing a paper on Spanish use of sea power, 1732–48, for the biennial Naval History Symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy. Although the Spanish expedition to seize Oran (or re conquer as the Spanish called it, since they had held it ...
by Navclio
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Ship Building
Topic: Estimating/Calculating "Tonnage"
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: Estimating/Calculating "Tonnage"

Cy is correct about the British (and fraudulent American) formula for "burthen" or "builder's measure" tonnage--the length was the keel as measured between perpendiculars, with the British doing it correctly from the outsides of the perpendiculars and the Americans cheating by measuring between the ...
by Navclio
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Ship Building
Topic: Estimating/Calculating "Tonnage"
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Estimating/Calculating "Tonnage"

I originally posted this in response to a comment in another thread but thought it would be more useful to readers if it also were under a relevant heading. You don't need to compare dimensions with the dimensions of British ships if you have measurements that you can convert to British feet. The or...
by Navclio
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Portuguese lorchas
Replies: 19
Views: 5554

Re: Portuguese lorchas

Nothing to do with Portuguese lorchas, but concerning the discussion of calculating British builder's measure "tonnage" for non-British ships . . . You don't need to compare dimensions with the dimensions of British ships if you have measurements that you can convert to British feet. The original Br...