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by JohnH
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: HMBrig Philomel
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: HMBrig Philomel

Thanks Makis. I will pass on your advice.
by JohnH
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: HMBrig Philomel
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: HMBrig Philomel

Do you have some details of the capture of Cephalonia and Ithaca? I have a friend who will be very interested.
by JohnH
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Turkish Navy, 1740s
Replies: 20
Views: 4723

Re: Turkish Navy, 1740s

A note to my last post (see above December 07): Günes kıçlı appears to have been a standard small two-decker rather than one of the faster caravels. That would make Ottoman fleet strength in 1730 4 three-deckers, 23 two-deckers and 6 frigates (caravels), the same as in 1738.
by JohnH
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Turkish Navy, 1740s
Replies: 20
Views: 4723

Re: Turkish Navy, 1740s

Thanks Albert although I read French well enough use the French version too. I wanted to alert other forum members who might not. A couple of comments about the names in the French report of 1738 cited by Daniel Panzac (and in Andreas’s post above). Many of the names refer to the decoration of the s...
by JohnH
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Turkish Navy, 1740s
Replies: 20
Views: 4723

Re: Turkish Navy, 1740s

Hi Andreas,

I hope there is not a misunderstanding here. I sometimes use the present tense when I discuss sources that I use. I first made contact with Daniel Panzac in 2012 not long before he died. His death therefore came as a shock to me.

John
by JohnH
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Turkish Navy, 1740s
Replies: 20
Views: 4723

Re: Turkish Navy, 1740s

An article by Daniel Panzac, ‘Armed Peace in the Mediterranean 1736-1739’, Mariner’s Mirror , vol 84, no. 1 (1998) pp. 41-55 has details on the fleet for 1737-8. This is not exactly your period but might be a starting point. Daniel’s source is an anonymous report in the French Archives Nationales, A...
by JohnH
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: usenet.nl
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: usenet.nl

To use the site you are required to register and provide credit card details. There is a 14 day free trial period but cancellation time for the contract you agree to is 14 days so I decided not to register until I know more about the site. I have found since complaints online about the difficulty of...
by JohnH
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: usenet.nl
Replies: 1
Views: 798

usenet.nl

I have just discovered the usenet.nl website which gives access to many electronic resources. The pdf of my book Navies of the World 1835-1840 (2nd edition 2011) is listed but without my authorisation. Does anyone on this forum have experience with this website?

John
by JohnH
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Spanish Frigates in 1719
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Spanish Frigates in 1719

The two frigates landing troops can be found on Cy Harrison's wonderful website Three Decks! One was Galgo de Andalucia (ex HMS Greyhound ) and the other was San Francisco y San Antonio de Padua . According to the Todo a Babor website at https://www.todoababor.es the naval commander of the expeditio...
by JohnH
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Battle for Gibraltar 1704
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Battle for Gibraltar 1704

Demerliac's volumes appear to be still in print and all available from ANCRE Editions at https://ancre.fr/en/ (for the English language version of the site). They are mostly 80 to 84 euros per book or about 92 to 96 US dollars plus postage. The first volume (1610-1661) is 50 euros.