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by Grammont
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Ship Rates
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Ship Rates

In the Royal Navy, the gun count was additionally used to determine the composition of boarding parties, which were made up of boarders, sail-trimmers and fire-men. Thus we have for a First Rate of 100 guns - Boarders ; four men from each gun on the lower deck, three from each gun on the middle deck...
by Grammont
Tue May 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

Re: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia

1) The USS Philadelphia is named after the city where it was built 2) Philadelphia, USA is named after the Greek, Roman and Byzantine city of Philadelphia in Asia Minor (Turkey), one of the seven churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation. 3) The name therefore has considerable Christian connotati...
by Grammont
Tue May 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Renaming of the USS Philadelphia
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

Renaming of the USS Philadelphia

I have been unable to find any English language sources that state what the USS Philadelphia was renamed following its capture by Tripoli. The Americans in contemporary documents still refer to the ship as the Philadelphia even after its capture. Are there any Turkish or Arabic sources that actually...
by Grammont
Sun May 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: British sailing ships for Greece 1825?
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

Re: British ships for Greece 18925?

The Karteria (Endurance), previously the Perseverance, the first steam powered vessel to actually see action, was built for the Greek Revolutionary Navy at the Brent Shipyard, Deptford in 1825.

http://thegreekobserver.com/greece/cult ... endurance/
by Grammont
Mon May 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Spanish ship SANTISSIMA TRINIDAD
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: Spanish ship SANTISSIMA TRINIDAD

Steel's Prize Pay Lists; new series ... Corrected to the first of April, 1805 lists 13 warships of the Mediterranean fleet as sharing prize money, paid out in 1802, for the Santissima Trinidad (Entry 1865) https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=v6fUWtw_c0QC&pg=PR1&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onep...
by Grammont
Sun May 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Spanish ship SAN RAFAEL
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Re: Spanish ship SAN RAFAEL

Found what appears to be a goldmine for captured ships Steel's Prize Pay Lists; new series ... Corrected to the first of April, 1805 Entry 1664 on page 118 lists Culloden, Theseus, Sea-horse, Alliance, Bull-dog and Perseus as having taken off Alexandria in February 1799 the Spanish brig San Raffael ...
by Grammont
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: French Captains' Logs of Napoleonic Wars
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Re: French Captains' Logs of Napoleonic Wars

The Rochefort branch of Service historique de la Défense has published the following finding aid: MR C Forces maritimes 1718-1920 http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/sites/default/files/SHDMR_REP_C_FORCES_MARITIMES.pdf A typical listing for the period you are interested in: MR 2 C 52 La...
by Grammont
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: linking ships to stations (royal navy)
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Re: linking ships to stations (royal navy)

Actually we (talking as a site editor) already have a way of doing it, as editors can create fleets and they don't have to be for specific actions. Therefore it would be (if we had the info) quite possible to create a listing for the Royal Navy Squadron at Newfoundland 1775, say, the problem being, ...
by Grammont
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Turkish Navy, 1740s
Replies: 20
Views: 5596

Re: Turkish Navy, 1740s

Slightly off topic but they are nominally part of the Ottoman Empire, Istoria degli stati di Algeri, Tunisi, Tripoli e Marocco, trasportata fedelmente dalla lingua inglese nell'italiana (published 1754) has a listing of the Algerine fleet. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=HzEQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA244#v=...
by Grammont
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: british Transporportship of Napolenic wars
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: british Transporportship of Napolenic wars

The Ancient Port of Whitby and its Shipping includes a catalogue of Whitby built ships and quite a few of them are listed as being transports at some point, particularly in 1814.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... =2up;seq=6