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by Grammont
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Duelling and the Articles of War
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Duelling and the Articles of War

Article 21 of the Articles of War states: If any person in the fleet shall quarrel or fight with any other person in the fleet, or use reproachful or provoking speeches or gestures, tending to make any quarrel or disturbance, he shall, upon being convicted thereof, suffer such punishment as the offe...
by Grammont
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Orford's Prize
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Orford's Prize

Biographia navalis has Peter Chamberlain as commanding officer of the Spy brigantine in August 1703. When he is promoted to Captain on 1703/08/13 he also appointed captain of the Orford Prize, a small frigate, recently taken by John Norris.
by Grammont
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Amistad
Replies: 0
Views: 1164

Amistad

I've found a Colombian newspaper listing of Spanish ships taken by Colombian privateers in 1823-24 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=tM0bAQAAMAAJ&pg=PP165#v=onepage&q=el%20aguila&f=false and the 9th ship listed is a brig called Armistad. Is there any possibility of this being the same ship as the ...
by Grammont
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: Hired Tenders

As specialised bomb vessels had a limited storage capacity they required tenders to carry their munitions and here is a list of 6 such tenders from 1702 and the 5 bombs they supplied. It includes the quantities of munitions that each tender could carry. I assume the relatively small amounts of powde...
by Grammont
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Privateers
Topic: "Private ship of war the Sampson"
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

Re: "Private ship of war the Sampson"

Rhode Island in the colonial wars, A list of Rhode Island soldiers & sailors in the old French & Indian war, 1755-1762, by Howard M. Chapin has the following entry: Phenix, Solomon of New York Commander of Privateer Sampson of New York. Recommissioned at Newport in 1759 https://babel.hathitrust.org/...
by Grammont
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Battle for Gibraltar 1704
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

Re: Battle for Gibraltar 1704

The Manuscripts of the House of Lords vol. 6, 1704 - 1706 has a lot of material on Anglo-Dutch naval operations including a Line of Battle for Rooke's Anglo-Dutch Fleet dated 26th April 1704, which gives the commander, guns and men for each ship. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?num=147&u=1&seq=5...
by Grammont
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6529

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

The Pennsylvania Gazette, July 5 to July 12, 1733 Malta, March 15. The Council of the Order having received Advice, that six Algerine Ships had cast Anchor at Fogeri in the Gulph of Smyrna, to enlist Men; and that the Grand Seignoir had given them two Sultana's, and another Ship loaded with Powder a...
by Grammont
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6529

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

The Pennsylvania Gazette, June 14 to June 21, 1733 Madrid, Feb. 17. Our last Letters from Seville mention the King to be in a fair Way of Recovery; and those from Barcelona relate, that upon Advice that a Corsair of Algiers had taken, almost in Sight of that City, a small Catalan Bark laden with Win...
by Grammont
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6529

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

The Pennsylvania Gazette, May 17 to May 24, 1733 Paris, Feb. 4. Some Letters from Carthagena of the 8 Inst. bring an Account, that two Maltese Men of War, meeting an Algerine Squadron, consisting of the Capitana of Algier and three other Ships, they attack'd them in the Channel, 40 Leagues from Algi...
by Grammont
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 6529

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

The Pennsylvania Gazette, December 28 to January 4 1732/3 Geneoa, Sept.26 Yesterday we received Letters, which say, Advice was brought thither, that the French Consul at Algiers and all his Domesticks, were cut to pieces; and that the King's Ships have taken into Custody an Algerine Ship of 24 Guns ...